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Will and Kate’s Visit to Canada – Who cares? What a royal waste of money

Will and Kate in Canada

Prince William and Princess Kate recently visited Canada.  So what!  From a frugal living perspective, hosting them really seems like a complete and utter waste of taxpayer money.  A royal scandal, in fact.

A recent article by the CBC stated that the costs are expected to be modest compared to the Queen’s visit in the summer of 2010 which cost $2,000,000.   TWO MILLION DOLLARS?  This is the lifetime Continue reading ...

Dietary Fiber Supplements

I try to supplement my dietary fiber each day.  It makes me feel like I’m being good to my body.  Dietary fiber supplement manufacturers like Metamucil (owned by Proctor & Gamble) point out a variety of health benefits including promoting digestive health (keeping your bowels healthy and working regularly)  as well as lowering cholesterol and improving blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.  The benefits of Continue reading ...

What’s the Point of Saving Money?

What’s the point of saving money? The whole point of getting more for less, from a froogalist perspective, is so that you have more for the things that matter to you. Continue reading ...

Consumed By Our Consumption

We sure buy a lot of stuff in this country.  People always seem to be rushing around buying stuff.  I actually met someone once who owned over fifty pairs of shoes.  Millions of people routinely drop $3 –  $5 daily for a single cup of morning coffee.  Malls are packed seven days a week and seem to be almost always short of parking space.  Consumer debt continues to grow as Continue reading ...

Kitchen Can Opener – Battle of the Best … Kitchen-Aid vs. Farber

I am frustrated – can openers should work (always). They are pretty simple really; just a handle with a cutting blade and a gear wheel. The technology to open cans with a can opener has been with us for over 150 years. It is something humans should have mastered by now. Continue reading ...

Cell Phones and Society – An Inconvenient Truth

Cell Phones and Society

I recently watched a documentary about the Amish.  One theme that came up time and time again was how the Amish decided which, if any, technologies would be permitted into their communities and how a “convenience versus community” standard was used when making such decisions.  To the Amish, family and community come first, above all else (no matter how seemingly inconvenient this may seem).  A new… Continue reading ...

7 Frugal Living Skills that Can Save You Money

There are many frugal living skills that can be very enjoyable and rewarding and that can save you a lot of money at the same time. Continue reading ...

REVIEW Best Baby Toys by Mattel (Fisher-Price) – Corn Popper

The Fisher-Price Corn Popper is a classic toddler toy.  I remember using it as a child (some forty years ago) and I remember enjoying it very much.  It consists of a handle that is affixed to an enclosed plastic dome on wheels.  The dome contains several multi-coloured balls inside it.  As you push or pull it, the balls pop up and down and make noise.

The Smallest and The Largest Homes in the World

The smallest house in the world might very well be this one at a mere 83 sq. ft. I am an advocate of voluntary simplicity (keeping things simple by choice), but I do not live in a house this small (nor do I think that I would want to). Take a look for yourself. Continue reading ...

Fisher-Price Recalls Millions of Items

Mattel has announced a massive recall of millions of Fisher-Price products. Please check the recall list to make sure that these products are not in your home.

Making good purchase decisions has a lot to do with previous brand experience and brand reputation. Fisher -Price has been around forever, and they have a good reputation for safety and quality. I remember using the Fisher Price garage, the Continue reading ...

How A Frugal Mindset Can Help Save The World

How A Frugal Mindset Can Help Save The World

The solutions to many extraordinary worldwide problems can, perhaps, be found quite ordinarily through the application of a frugal living mindset. Continue reading ...

Why Global Music is Good for Children (and their Parents)

Global Music Is Good For Children

Like all forms of music, global music is good for both mind and spirit. But it has the added the benefit of helping children become more aware of the diversity of the world around them. Is world travel with your kids not in the budget? Why not try bringing the music home?

9 Great Questions to Ask Your Kids After School

9 Great Questions to Ask Your Kids After School

Asking your children great questions after school is a good way to start a meaningful discussion and to shape their thinking and their perceptions. Continue reading ...

Best Vegetables to Grow in Light Shade

Best Vegetables to Grow in Light Shade

Do you enjoy growing vegetables? Do you have ‘Light Shade’ areas in your garden? If so, here are some wonderful vegetables you should consider growing. Continue reading ...

Best Credit Cards Comparison Is Easy And Fast

Comparing the best credit cards is surprisingly fast and easy. Use this free tool to help find the best credit cards for you. Continue reading ...

What Ever Happened to Good Customer Service?

Bad CUstomer Service

Good customer service is becoming harder to come by. Further, the whole perception of what ‘good’ customer service means in the first place has been in steady decline. What has happened? Continue reading ...

REVIEW Best Garden Book

What is the best garden book? If you could only own one garden book, which would be the best?   Here is one suggestion.

Owning only one garden book fits beautifully with froogalism ideology. Why buy and make space for seven books, when one book will do the job? With this being said, I am the first to admit that I am a wholly amateur gardener. An expert gardener may… Continue reading ...

REVIEW: The Apple MacBook – It Sucks (or maybe I just don’t get it)

I am fully aware that MacBook users are both loyal and true to their chosen computer.  I am loyal to some things to;  like Green Giant frozen vegetables and Kraft cheese slices.  In each view, the given product is far superior to anything offered by the competition.  Anyone who doesn’t get it, simply doesn’t get it.   I simply don’t get the MacBook thing.  The MacBook seems to affront every frugal Continue reading ...

Top 9 Frugal Road Trip Ideas

Top Frugal Road Trip Ideas

Here are the Best Frugal Road Trip Ideas. A guide to help you save money and enjoy your vacation more by saving and being purposeful. Continue reading ...

7 Great Reasons to Give Your Child an Allowance

7 Great Reasons to Give Your Child an Allowance

Giving your child an allowance is a powerful tool for teaching them money management skills, independence, perseverance, and kindness towards others. Continue reading ...