Simple Cheap Mom

A Millenial Housewife keeping Things Easy in a Budget

Simple Cheap Mom

A Millenial Housewife keeping Things Easy in a Budget

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    It Feels Good to be back on Tracking

    Back in December, we decided to use GNUCash to track our finances. It’s a free open source program and you can see how we decided to use GNUCash here. As part of the MoneyStepper Savings Challenge, we’ve committed to calculating our monthly net worth increases and savings rates using a special worksheet. The results for […] More

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    7 Free Indoor Places to Take your Toddler

    Free places for kids to play indoors Keeping kids entertained can be tough when the weather keeps you inside.   Today is Family Day in Ontario, so we’re enjoying Daddy having the day off.  The temperature is going up to a high of -23C with the wind chill, so even though I’d like to go sledding, […] More

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    Simple Cheap Mom Gets the Liebster Award

    Last week Chonce from My Debt Epiphany nominated me for the Liebster Award.  It’s Simple Cheap Mom’s first award and I’m so honoured to have received the nod from such a great blog! The Liebster Award is very popular in the blogging community and while I’ve heard of it before, I never really had a clear understanding […] More

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    Cutting Difficult Expenses: I’ll Miss You Data Plan

    I’m an unabashed fan of budgeting, tracking your spending, cutting unnecessary costs, and focusing on spending your money on how you actually want. (Exhibit 1: Our Family Budget.  Exhibit 2: My Money Rules) I love finding new ways to make our money stretch further so we can reach the financial goals that motivate us. I […] More

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    2015 Budget for a Family with a Toddler

    Personally I love budgets.  I love planning.  I love math.  I love setting little challenges for our family and tracking our success. Maybe you’re one of those baffling to me people who live without a budget. Some people are so good with the money that they can manage their spending without one.  Some people just […] More

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    January No Eating Out Challenge

    I’ve mentioned a few times that if we don’t stick to our budget then we’ll just eat out all the time.  It’s our weakness.  We always come back to eating out. I know cooking everything from scratch is cheaper and healthier and I’m jealous of you readers that can get ‘er done day after day. […] More

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    You Have to be Pretty Cheap to Cut Your Own Hair

    You Have to be Pretty Cheap to Cut Your Own Hair In order for the Simple Cheap Faamily to live on half of a single income, we’ve in sourced many services that we might have paid money for in the past.   In the Simple Cheap Household, we cut our hair at home.  I cut Simple […] More

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    Interviewed by Debt Discipline

    Did you ever want to know more about Simple Cheap Mom?  Well it’s your lucky day.  Today I was interviewed over at Debt Discipline. The Debt Discipline blog follows a family who has recently finished paying off over $100,000 of debt.  They’re now shifting their focus to building their wealth and it’s very inspirational and […] More

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