Recipe Idea: Slow cooker pulled pork

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Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you any if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every few weeks, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown. A few months ago, we happened to hit an amazing sale on pork shoulder. The store was out for the day on our usual grocery shopping day, so I sent Brian...

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Updates: July 21 – 27

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This weekend, we’re celebrating CF’s birthday! There are a ton of events on so we’re checking out a shakespeare play, followed by the local fireworks competitions. Should be a great time and hope everyone has a great weekend! Photo Credit via Flickr Here are some of my favourite posts from the week! I was really sad when I read that Timmy the cat was no longer with us. I’d...

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Opting into my employee stock plan

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Readers might remember that back in February, I decided not to sign up for my employer’s stock purchase plan.  Well, I have another chance to sign up because the next intake has just begun! Photo Credit: diane10981 via Flickr My company’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers the following: contributions of between 2 and 10% of your annual salary 15% discount on the market price...

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Repair or Replace the Fridge?

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A few days ago, my fridge stopped working.  First the freezer stopped freezing things reliably, then the whole fridge had cooling issues.  All this while Vancouver had temperatures in the mid-to-high 20s!  Needless to say, Brian and I lost most of our food stash and the stuff that we did cook didn’t taste quite right. Photo Credit: hankinsphoto via Flickr While we were waiting for the technician...

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