Should There Be A Garage Sale Return Policy? – The Saturday Weekend Review #254

GARAGE SALE BUYERS AND SELLERS CAN BOTH PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM  RETURNS AND EMOTIONS IN A FEW EASY STEPS   A garage sale return policy isn’t as bad a bad idea but if you do it right nothing will have to be returned. If you’ve ever had a garage sale deal gone wrong or felt ripped off because the item you purchased didn’t work I have some ideas so it never happens again. For the sellers, I’ve also got you covered with ideas that might offset any potential issues at your garage sale. Should you expect what you purchase at a garage sale to work? Of course it should especially if the seller assures you that it works. The problem with trusting what someone says is that they aren’t always sure themselves and there are shady people out there that don’t care if you aren’t smart enough to ask about testing the product. When you spend your money at Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire and so on if something doesn’t work you return the item with the receipt and they will refund you the money as per their return policy guidelines. When you go to garage sales there is no return […]

Stress Does Not Discriminate Based On Financial Status

 NOT EVERYTHING IS AS IT SEEMS BEHIND THOSE EYES   I’ve heard that not enough stress in your life means you’re not trying hard enough and too much stress can tear you down faster than you can peel a banana. It’s true, I’ve lived it, I still live it and so does my wife. If you told me you’ve never experienced stress I’d say B.S. because everyone has at one point or another. How it affects you may differ but you’ve certainly felt it. Can you recall a time where you wished you were a little kid again with no stress and playing was the highlight of your day? You’re not alone. I’m sure we all have. I’ve been blogging about money for 6 years now and not once have I battled the dark side of finance and mental health and that is stress management. Today, I’m opening up about our struggles with stress because we want to tell you that nothing is always what it seems. So many people think our life must be all flowers and freedom because we have no debt. Sadly, it’s never that easy and money sure as hell doesn’t make things better. The world […]

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The Best Ways To Monitor Grocery Spending With-In A Budget : The Grocery Game Challenge 2018 #2 May 7-13

STOP TRYING TO COMPLICATE SOMETHING SIMPLE AS YOUR GROCERY BUDGET AND WATCH HOW FAST YOU MAKE IMPROVEMENTS.   If you’re concerned about your grocery spending habits and wondering if they fall with-in your budget than there are a few things you can do to simplify the process. Not everyone has wiggle room in their grocery budget however if you find that you are consistently jumping to the other side of the budget then perhaps an increase is in order. CBB reader Paul sent me in a question which I feel is something that many people struggle with especially if they are trying to understand where their money is going. We recently did this for my mother-in-law who is a free shopper which means she goes into the grocery store unarmed. She buys whatever she fancies. It wasn’t until I tallied up how much she had spent over the course of 18 days did my mind spin. Her mini trips to the grocery store every day just to keep busy are costing her hundreds in petrol and she spends just as much as a family of 4. It’s amazing how fast the small stuff adds up when you have NO plan […]

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The Ultimate Guide For Preparing Easy Camping Meals : The Grocery Game Challenge 2018 #1 Apr 30-May 6

CAMPING FOOD MADE SIMPLE AND AFFORDABLE   The meaning ‘going to camp‘ differs for everyone as soon as the season opens up. Enjoying the great outdoors is a passion for many people with or without a tent, camper van or cabin and little to no cooking appliances. What constitutes the ultimate camping food? Well, I had a chance to speak to seasoned campers which included my sister, in-laws and many CBB readers who jumped at the chance to share their camping food stories with me. I was amazed at what recipes people were willing to make on a campfire and just how important the BBQ really is when one is cooking away from home. Although some of you campers might have a microwave stashed away for many there is no room in the camping space for such kitchen tools. Roughing it in the woods and enjoying nature is what camping is all about, so I’ve been told. The most important camping tools for the rugged campers are cast iron everything, tin-foil and knowing how to start a camp-fire to cook your food. If you have a Dutch oven to use when you are camping it’s important to make sure that […]

Creamy Avocado Taco Dip Surprise (Keto)

THE BEST PART OF THIS PARTY DIP IS THE SURPRISE AT THE END Creamy avocado taco dip surprise probably has you wondering what on earth I’m talking about but trust me when I say the you will be happy to find out. This avocado taco dip is so easy to make and you’ll have it ready in minutes. Taco Dip with Avocado anyone? Yes Please!! This is more than your average taco dip…it’s the best dip you will ever make. Who doesn’t like to dip? I’m a dipper and by that I mean (not skinny dipper) I like sauces and dips especially when there is a huge tray of vegetables, crackers, nachos, pita chips and anything else that warrants dip on it. Seasonal flavours, ingredients and spices are important when eating as is colour and texture. With spring dancing on our shoulders and summer just around the corner it’s time to think new party recipes including appetizers to keep guests going until the BBQ gets fired-up. We all know that once the nice weather is upon us invites to parties, picnics, birthday’s and so on ramp up. This means that having some fun, fast, inexpensive recipes that you can whip […]

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