Category Archives: Saving money

Savings Recap for July 2011

Our piggy bank reached capacity this weekend. I spread out a towel on my bed, put on an episode of Deadwood, and counted and rolled away. There is something soothing about neat little piles of change. We saved a total … Continue reading

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Emergency fund recap for June 2011

This past March I realized that I needed to start an emergency savings fund. I had spent $2,000 on a trip to Jamaica in January, which dropped my savings account to about ten bucks. I realized that in the event … Continue reading

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How Monopoly taught me to save

I love the game Monopoly. I haven’t played it in a few years, but I remember partaking in frequent games as a child. I normally picked the boat as my piece, and I was always the banker. I relished counting … Continue reading

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Piggy bank savings

I have a piggy bank. I bought it from Chapters a few years ago, and we’ve been friends ever since. I put spare change in him a few times a week, including the big guys – loonies and toonies. My … Continue reading

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Emergency fund madness

If I had an emergency today, I would not be in a good financial position to handle it. I have exactly $410.54 in savings, aka my emergency fund. And that’s it. The money in my chequing account will pay for … Continue reading

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