What can you get for $10?

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It’s approaching the 15th of the month – that means that Brian and I are on our last $10 of grocery money. *cue ominous music*  Impending disaster, right?  Ramen and Kraft macaroni and cheese for all?   Photo Credit: Original photo by Accidental Hedonist via Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/accidentalhedonist/4959928258/   Wrong! You can actually get a lot for $10.  Mind...

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Updates: August 5 – 11

CF will have a full update later this week, but I just have to share a picture from our garden. The hot weather has kicked things into high gear and we’ll be harvesting a lot of produce in the near future. We’re in full foraging mode with the start of blackberry season as well. We’ve picked twice so far, and for a total of 20 minutes picking time, we’ve come home with 2-3 pints...

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Getting a line of credit increase

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Here’s a Friday quickie.  I think I could have also titled this post – “It doesn’t hurt to ask!”   Original photo by Images of Money (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59937401@N07/) There is not much to tell – I’ve been with the lovely and ever helpful Bank of Montreal for ages upon ages.  I’ve always found them super helpful, friendly and personable....

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Posted in: Credit and Debt, Money

How to tell if fish is fresh

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There are many substantial health benefits to eating fish on a regular basis:   Photo Credit: Charlie Brewer at http://www.flickr.com/photos/charliebrewer/60778805/ Eating fish at least once a week lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke Fish are an excellent source of protein, calcium, minerals (phosphorus, iron, potassium, etc.) and vitamins (thiamine, niacin, etc.) Fatty and oily fish...

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