A Surprising Way To Save $50 On Shaving

A surprising way to save $50 on shaving

I love to save money where I can.

After all, a penny saved (or a nickel now) is a penny earned, right?

So, while you can probably find amazing deals (whether through Dollar Shave Club) or your local flyers…

I’m going to suggest that the best way to save money with shaving is go to back to the future and use a very old technology:

Double-edged safety razors.

Old is new again

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Basic Tax-Saving Tips for Investors

Basic tax-saving tips for investorsI know there are civic minded citizens out there…

...who happily pay their taxes to pay for things like improved infrastructure, education and security.

But, what about the rest of us?

We grudgingly pay our taxes because we have to. BUT we’d rather keep our tax burden as low as possible. Fortunately, there are ways to do it.

Here are some basic investment vehicles that you can use to help save money on your taxes.

Non-Registered Savings Accounts

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The War On Debt: Reining In The Food Budget

The war on debt: reining in the food budgetI must admit, I don’t even look at sales flyers.

The blue plastic bag is tossed on our driveway Thursday night. On Friday morning, I drop the whole thing straight into the recycle bin.

After talking with Katie Peterson, a registered dietitian, mother of five and meal planning expert, it looks like this is one more thing I need to change.

Katie’s blog is filled with tips on organization and time-savers, particularly for busy, young mothers. She also teaches how to eat on a budget (she calls it “Frugalicious” meal planning) via home parties and Facebook.

After speaking with her, I felt better about our $800 grocery bill in January, since she told me she aims for $780 per month for her family of seven.

“You have five adults,” she says. “Eight hundred is not too bad. I tried to cut back to $600 in January and found it quite challenging. But our grocery bill includes eating out, toiletries, laundry soap, coffee—everything.”

Of course, I didn’t admit that $800 was likely a cheap month. Sometimes we’ve spent upwards of $900. What usually blows it wide open is the purchase of convenience meals on a weeknight when we don’t feel like cooking, or eating out too often for the same reason.

This, Katie tells me, is the problem in most kitchens.

“If you want to stick to a budget, you need a plan. I’ve been doing it for 11 years, so now it only takes me about 30 to 40 minutes for the whole month.”

Frugalicious Meal Planning

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18 Ways To Save A Bundle By Repurposing Your Wardrobe

18 ways to repurpose your wardrobe and save on shopping

When clothing shrinks, gets stained, or no longer fits…

Your first impulse might be to toss it into a donation bin.

But think again!

Canadian Smart Savers know how to take those pieces and turn them into something new. Whether it’s a refreshed outfit, a tote bag, or something beautiful for their home.

Here are some creative ways to turn old clothing into something NEW.

Give Clothes A New Life

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