The Frugal Life – Save Money Now, Live Large Later

Living La Frugal Vida

We have to admit right up front, clipping coupons and cutting our expenses to the minimum is not our strong suit.  There are other folks out there that can tell you how to reuse your Ziploc sandwich bags and coffee beans.  We’re not those folks.

That said, we’d rather invest in big companies than buy stuff we don’t need from them.

If you are all about discipline and an advocate for a purely minimalist lifestyle, all the power to you.  We’re more big picture guys.  You want to save money when buying a home, we got that.  You want some quick and easy ways to save money when shopping over the internet?  You’re in the right spot.  If you came here to find out ways to stack coupons… uh… we’ll get back to you.

A couple areas we really shine in are saving money on banking fees and getting delicious eats at a price that won’t break your credit card.  Scroll down to find out how to save on those items.

We pride ourselves on being pound-wise, if sometimes penny-foolish (you gotta live sometime right)?   *Fighting urge to quote obnoxious high school-inspired acronyms that sound like yogurt brands*  Consequently, you’ll find some great stuff on Young and Thrifty about how spending 15 minutes on a boring phone call can lead to you negotiating much lower prices on everyday expenses such as your phone bill, Sirius subscription, or cable deal.

Ultimate Guide to Canadian Daily Deals Sites Like Smart Canucks

Sites Like Groupon in Canada

Direct Buy Canada Review – Good Idea?

Negotiating With Rogers Wireless Customer Service

Is a Costco Membership Worth It

How to Get a Dyson Vacuum for $100

Coupon Codes and Promo Codes Canada

Amazon Prime Canada Review – Is It Worth It?

How to Save Money on Your Cell Phone Contract

Cut Currency Exchange Fees to the Bone With International Money Transfers

How to Save Money on Your Wedding

This website has always had wedding topics.  Perhaps I watched too many episodes of A Wedding Story on TLC when I was younger.  Now that my partner and I have the gargantuan task of planning a destination wedding (with a small guest list, maybe less than fifty to...

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The Knot versus Wedding Wire

I had no idea that planning a wedding was this stressful!  So many decisions to make.  It is a little all-consuming, really.  Good thing I like researching and Googling and budgeting! I was worried that I would have to sign up for Pinterest (which I have unfortunately...

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The Real Luxury is Time

As an individual who values time and freedom above material goods I come to realize that the real luxury in life is time. This is not a new realization for me, but I was reminded of this as I got to luxuriate and enjoy a long weekend off from my job.  I had grandiose...

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What the 2016 Budget Means for You

As most of you have probably heard or were anticipating, the Liberal government introduced a new budget just a few weeks ago, according to Justin Trudeau's campaign promises, focused on alleviating financial burden to Canada's middle class. Here is the Budget 2016 on...

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What is Minimalism?

Recently, I have been contemplating what minimalism and living a minimalist lifestyle means.  People are shocked when I tell them I live in a space that is less than 500 square feet.  I am perfectly happy in my less than 500 square foot home and am finding that...

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2016 Young and Thrifty Personal Finance Resolutions

Just like for the 2015 Personal Finance Goals that I set out to achieve, I will create a list of the 2016 personal finance goals.  Most of them are the same or similar with the added exception of increasing my dividend income.  After seeing my boyfriend's passive...

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Good Morning Snore Solution Review

I must admit, finding a solution to my snoring is a bit annoying because nothing seems to work well.  Deep inside, I am worried that my snoring may be the cause of a future relationship breakdown, haha, arguing about money is not an issue, it will probably be the...

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Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting Plan of Attack

I'm excited that I will be attending the Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting.  Ever since I started investing I have always thought it would be interesting to go to the Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting but never really had anyone to go with me who would...

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2015 Young and Thrifty Personal Finance Goals Review

And just like that, 2015 is finished. I can't believe that 2015 is already over. Time really does fly when you're having fun (sorry to talk in cliche, I feel like I am writing in my high school graduation write-up). I, like many people, like to take some time at year...

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Lyoness Multi-Level Marking Scam?

It all started a few weeks ago when an old friend of mine (who I had not talked to for at least five to seven years) texted me out of the blue wanting to catch up.  When she meant catch up she wanted to talk on the phone, and there seemed to be a sense of urgency to...

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