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Erin the Librarian: The Frugal Baby

Everyone says “Kids are expensive” and “babies require so much stuff!” My partner Brian and I tried to argue against these statements before our child was born – “Nonsense,” we’d say, “Babies aren’t that expensive.” But there is a truth … Continue reading

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Frugal Friday: Getting Thrifty

Last week in this column I published a piece by Brian Dean. his thoughts on thriftiness, and how to be truly free of money. Ever since then, I can’t stop thinking about it. I’m an impulse shopper, for sure. I … Continue reading

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Frugal Friday with Alicia Lake: Local Eating

This post originally appeared on Alicia’s blog, Cape Breton Local Food Adventure. She has kindly allowed me to republish it here. Well, once again the market season is here, and everyone is thinking about buying local! This year perhaps more … Continue reading

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Frugal Friday with Erika Shea: Savings Websites

A short little post for this short little week: Do you have any favourite money saving websites? Here are a few of mine… Save.ca: this site was mentioned in a comment on the very first Frugal Friday post. Often I … Continue reading

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Frugal Friday with Erika Shea: Banking

Hi Dream Big readers! Goodness, it’s been awhile. Today I want to share one of my favourite thrifty discoveries. First, the back story: I’ve never had a whole lot of patience for banks. I’ve had a bank account since I … Continue reading

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Frugal Friday: How To Make Paint out of Milk

Today’s post is from local blogger Angela Mercer-Penny. Her blog is called Five on Nine Farm, which is where she originally posted this piece. She lives outside of Sydney and also owns Sweet Biscuit Bath and Body, on Charlotte St. … Continue reading

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Frugal Friday on Thursday

Kate Oland is not just a great speaker and advocate for rural living, she’s also a librarian at Baddeck’s public library. There, she creates and holds wonderful programming for the public, in a space that overlooks Baddeck’s picturesque harbour. Having … Continue reading

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