grocery game monthly challenge

How to send your husband to the supermarket successfully : The Grocery Game Challenge #5 June 29-July 6, 2015

HE MAY JUST NEED YOUR HELP   If you want your husband to return home from the supermarket victorious you may have to start with a bit of shopping 101 with him. Reality is that most men have NO interest in the grocery store. Why? Most of us have no patience to go up and down aisles searching for things on a list. Not all men you see at the grocery store though are forced to be there (circumstances) or asked to go by their significant other. However, we need to eat so whether we are married or not sometimes we do go to the grocery store hunting for food. I know many of my single friends before they meet their girlfriends made ordering food at the nearest fast food joint more of a priority than putting on the chef’s apron. Secretly many of us men have no idea how to grocery shop but we will never tell you that. it’s easier just to go in and wing it than ask for help how to find something. It’s not macho just like we will never ask for directions even if we’ve been driving around for an hour in circles. Not […]

Should your husband help with household chores? : PF Weekly grab a brew #71

CLEANING ISN’T JUST FOR THE LADIES   I’ve done household chores for as long as I can remember and it’s really not that big of a deal. Some people loathe cleaning but I would prefer to have a clean environment rather than having to deal with creatures, dust and who knows what else. Note… I’m not talking just messy because when kids are involved messy is part of life even though growing up we still were responsible for cleaning up our toys when we were old enough to understand. If you read my blog you know I bought my first house from a young age and I kept my investment spotless. Not only did I make sure to maintain the property I bought I made sure it was kept neat and tidy. I was a single guy at the time so if I didn’t clean no one else was going to do the household chores for me. Sure, I could have hired a maid but why pay for something that is so easy to do. I find that if you were told to do housework from a young age and your parents taught you to keep your space clean you […]

Reader Question: Ways money can kill the spark in a relationship

Help With My Relationship Today I have a reader question revolving around money, love and marriage for all of you. I hope after reading today’s post that you, the fans can help Alicia with your opinion. I am only one person and I know that many of you might be in the same position as her or you have been there and can offer up some support. If you have a question you want to ask please email me. You can find all the info on my contact page. Dear Mr. CBB I know you run a personal finance blog which I have been following for over a year but since you are a guy I thought maybe I could ask you a question about our relationship problems that seem to be creating a part in our marriage. When we first were dating we talked about money and our finances so we both knew that we were on the same page. He didn’t have any debt and neither did I since we were quite focused on our careers and staying out of debt. Although we didn’t budget we did talk about a budget after we were married and started to budget […]

How To Get the Most Out Of Frugal,Easy Cooking!

How To Get the Most out of Frugal, Easy Cooking There’s no working around food; you just can’t avoid it. And if you want to be healthy, you really need to invest some time and thought into it. Now, food is not cheap. Especially not healthy, organic, diverse food. If you live in a family with children, expenses are vast and your resources are limited; careful meal planning is a must. So, how do you plan meals on a budget, eat healthy, and have time for a LIFE? Here are some helpful tips on how to save money and time when it comes to preparing meals: 1.Try to shop in bulk at least once a month. Have a list of items to buy, and DON’T include things you don’t absolutely need. It would be great if everyone could eat healthy, organic food, but if you can’t afford it, it’s enough to buy fresh produce from the farmer’s market, or just any fresh produce. 2. Cooking “in bulk”. That is, try to set aside some time on weekends, or when you have more time than usual, and make A LOT of food. That way you can freeze meals for days/weeks to come […]

Young Newlyweds $0 Cash,No Food…Our Most Humbling Story

Photo: Our Very First Condo Town-home We All Have To Start From Somewhere: Our Most Humbling Story…. My husband Johnny and I (Zayba) were only 24 years old when we got married in Mississauga,Ontario.  In both of our cultures, it is customary for the newly married couple to live with the husband’s family. My husband’s family is Macedonian and Trinidadian and mine are from East India. Moving in with the parents, well that didn’t work out so well as we only lasted a few weeks before my husband said he wanted to move out.  We looked for a house within our budget but he miscalculated the closing costs in our budget and we were short $750. We didn’t feel comfortable asking my parents for the money so we took a small loan out to cover the cost which we eventually paid back. We ended up purchasing a 1100sq ft condo town-house  in a not so desirable area but it was all we could afford. Source As you are all aware the first trip to the grocery store can get quite expensive, so I opted for a discount grocery store.  I spent two hours shopping, the cashier rang it all in and told me […]

Paid By Cash- The New Addition For Our Family Home!

Guest Post By: Cynthia Guptill for Canadian Budget Binder Hi My name is Cynthia Guptill and our story starts back in 2007. Join me on our life’s journey to find out how we Paid Cash for our Dream Renovation. My husband Randy and I met in Calgary, AB,  when we were out there working alongside everyone else during the economic job boom. After we married I got pregnant and we both decided that the cost of living was far too much to try to raise a family in the city. We had to make some decisions for our little soon to be family. At the time we were paying a whopping $1100 a month rent for a basement apartment that met our needs but was far too expensive. Soon after we found out about the pregnancy, my husbands great-aunt passed away. We later found out that she had left her lovely home to my husband in New Brunswick in her will.  The petite home is very nice and boasts one bedroom, which was fine for the two of us. The problem was we had one baby on the way (Connor, now 5) and another baby soon after (Sadie,now 3). So, there were four […]

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