Updates: July 1-7

Last night we had the chance to meet up with a couple of local bloggers. Thanks to Jeremy at Modest Money for organizing the whole thing and to Jessica (Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses) and Daisy (Add Vodka) for showing up (despite being allergic to meeting bloggers!).  It was very motivating to meet some pretty successful bloggers and pick up some tips. I think I should mention guest posting more...

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Posted in: Weekly Updates

Social isolation

Social isolation, being alone, lonely, depression, cause of depression, anti-social
The Vancouver Sun has a new series of articles discussing social isolation in the big city. Studies have shown that feeling lonely or disconnected from your community and peers can have far-reaching negative effects on health. Having better bonds with your neighbours and community also provides a support network in times of need. With increasing avenues for electronic connectedness, are we losing...

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Posted in: Philosophy

My weekly meals

weekly meals, approximate costs of expenses, food expenses, monthly budget
It can be hard to imagine what eating on $100 a month is like.  So, similar to our “grocery motivation” posts, I’m going to occasionally post a journal of what Brian and I ate that week, along with approximate costs.  The costs are only approximate because I don’t always remember how much I money I paid for meat or bulk vegetables for example.  But I’ll try to use...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery

Recipe Idea: Veggie Soup

Veggie Soup, vegetable soup, vegetarian, soup
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 month, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown.   Photo credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vegetable_beef_barley_soup.jpg   Vegetable soup is a great meal that makes use of whatever veggies...

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Posted in: Recipes
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