Recipe Idea: Lime and Salsa Pork Chops

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Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you and 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. I cook with pork a lot.  Depending on the cut, it can be a very lean meat.  It’s cheaper than beef.  And super tasty – as long as you...

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Frugal or Foolish: Paper towels

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Frugal or Foolish?  Is it better to get the cheap paper towels or the more expensive ones for everyday use? Brian and I use paper towels for meals and occasionally cleaning.  We’ve always bought the Shopper’s Durg Mart Life brand paper towels because they’re incredibly cheap.  When on sale, you can get 8 rolls for $2.50 or less.  At 40 sheets per roll, that’s 0.78 cents...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality

Updates: June 30 – July 6

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Well, after taking a week off to host our first carnival, it’s back to the updates! We’ve been experience a heat wave in Vancouver which led to some adventures in trying to buy a tower fan. You see, Vancouver doesn’t get very hot all that often, but when it does, everyone seems to go out and buy fans or air conditioners. We’ve discovered that being on the third floor on the...

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Posted in: Weekly Updates

Striving towards financial independence

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When I look back at my life, the person I am today did not form out of any single defining event.  I didn’t have an “aha!” moment or an inspirational occurrence that has shaped my existence.  Instead, where I am now is the product of many, many small steps.  Sure, behind those steps are still the driving forces that define me and my personality.  And yet, I can imagine that if...

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Posted in: Philosophy
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