saving money

Shopping app Flipp can help you save money

Shopping app Flipp can help you save money

  I know there are dozens of highly-rated shopping apps out there, but until now I’ve been quite happy with a scribbled list, and ads torn out of the paper when I see a great deal. But since we cancelled our paper newspaper subscriptions (see How cancelling our newspapers is saving us $500+/year) earlier this year I don’t even get to see most ad supplements with weekly or seasonal sales. So when i... »

Targeted ads that saved me money

Targeted ads that saved me money

It can be really irritating to receive emails from unknown sources or have ads pop up on Facebook when you don’t remember ever sharing your email address or searching online for related goods or services. But sometimes you can get really good deals. For example, during the August doldrums, the first rate Toronto restaurant Nota Bene offered via email, gift cards worth $200 for $150. I purchased on... »

Great deals for seniors

Great deals for seniors

  Experts typically say you will need from 50 to 70 per cent of your pre-retirement employment income to retire and maintain your current lifestyle. Of course, depending on your wants and needs, that number could be considerably more or less. If you are mortgage-free and an empty nester, your cost of living will definitely drop in your later years. You will also no longer have to save money f... »

Library e-books can save you money

Library e-books can save you money

I got my first library card when I was five years old and could print my name. I was an avid library user in Cornwall, Ontario where I grew up. I also worked in the library for three summers when I was in university. But over the last several decades I’ve been buying books instead of borrowing them. Even buying paperbacks and trading them with family members became quite expensive. When I got an e... »