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Our budget plan is going up in smoke for 2014! : October 2014 Budget Update

INVESTING IN THE FUTURE   Budgets that work are great but remember that situations change month to month and so should your budget plan. We started the year knowing that our budget plan would change but now that our son has arrived we are starti...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Nov 13, 2014

Sometimes you just have to spend money : September 2014 Budget Update

DIG INTO YOUR WALLETS   I’m probably the last person you thought who would tell you that sometimes you simply have to spend money. Spend money… that’s right. You can’t go to the grave with it so why not spend the money yo...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Oct 16, 2014

How To Survive This Christmas On A Budget

Surviving Christmas On A Budget Christmas is a time of religious celebration, a time to spend time with your close family, your extended family, your friends and it is a time for rest and enjoyment. Christmas is a time of giving and receiving and the...
by Talk Money Blog on Oct 5, 2014

Keeping busy helped us spend less: August 2014 Budget Update

NO TIME FOR SHOPPING   It’s true that if you keep busy you may spend less in your budget because you have no time for shopping. Of course that is only true as long as keeping busy doesn’t entail going to the shopping mall. I know som...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Sep 4, 2014

How to Keep Track of Individual Bills + Free Printable

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place to keep track of each individual bill you own? This Individual Bill Worksheet is perfect for this. It allows you to see when the you paid the bill, the amount you paid, and what your balance is.
by The Sassy Saver on Aug 19, 2014

There’s a BUMP in our budget: July 2014 Budget Update

A BUDGET FOR THREE   I know this is a blog post update I’ve wanted to do for a while but I’ve put it off. There is a bump in our budget, a baby bump! Mrs. CBB and I are expecting our first child soon. YAY! We are thrilled and excited...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Aug 7, 2014

How to Track Monthly Bills+Free Printable

  My husband and I are not new to having to pay bills, especially since he’s been through law school and now we’re living with debt. Since he’s done with law school, it’s important we take the time to know what bills are...
by Living A Frugal Life on Aug 5, 2014

Updating the budget breakdown after paying off debt: Our family budget May 2014

BUDGET MONITORING IS ESSENTIAL   Now that we are debt free since paying off the mortgage updating the budget breakdown is something we need to consider for July. We never gave much thought to making changes to the budget breakdown until we both...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Jun 4, 2014

Why you need to review automated bill payments: Our family budget April 2014

DOUBLE CHECK ALL OF YOUR BILLS   No matter what payment methods you choose to pay your bills with especially if it’s an automated bill payment you must review them. If we didn’t do just that with we would have paid around $594.96 ext...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on May 5, 2014

Ways to Lower Your Family’s Monthly Bills

Everyone wants to save money, but as a parent, it is even more apparent and even crucial to save money for your family. Spending less on bills each month not only means less stress and worry about money, but it also could mean being able to afford a...

Unexpected expenses and savings: Our Budget March 2014

SAVINGS ARE IMPORTANT   We’ve talked about having emergency savings and the budget over the years here at Canadian Budget Binder and for good reason. You need savings for unexpected expenses that pop up. Savings whether a small amount or a lar...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Apr 2, 2014

Time to get serious with numbers: Our budget Feb 2014

CRACKDOWN HAPPENS NOW   The numbers in this months budget update were a bit scary for us as we just made it with a bit left for our savings account. It truly is more about how much you spend when it comes to the final numbers. Although we earned...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Mar 5, 2014

Spending cuts and increases: Budget Update Jan 2014

COUNTING THE CHANGE   Staying on top of our end of 2013 budget spending cuts and increases are going to be critical for us in the 2014 year. If you missed our December 2013 budget update you can go back and read about where all of our money went...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Feb 3, 2014

Pulling a Rabbit Out of the HatLast year in my March 29 blog “My...

Pulling a Rabbit Out of the HatLast year in my March 29 blog “My Sweet Home Has Gone Missing”I wrote about pulling the rabbit out…View Post...
by Building Home on Jan 17, 2014

5 Important Steps to Take Before Buying a Home

Purchasing a new home is often an exciting time and is an accomplishment that can prove as a wise investment. Before making a purchase, there are several important steps to consider and complete to ensure a successful transaction that works […]...
by Earnest Parenting on Jan 13, 2014

Budget Update December 2013: Our year in review

ANOTHER YEAR HAS COME AND GONE   If you want to start using a budget there is no better time than now. Stop procrastinating because no one is perfect and almost everyone has some form of debt they’d like to get rid of. There’s no sha...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Jan 6, 2014

The grocery game challenge Dec 16-22, 2013 #3: Who does the grocery shopping in your house?

    GROCERY SHOPPING IS AN EXPERIENCE   Not everyone enjoys grocery shopping but someone has to do the task each week or couple of weeks to make sure the house is stocked full of nutritious food. If you are single or living on your own mos...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Dec 17, 2013

Bust our budget November 2013: How do you pay your bills?

PAY ATTENTION TO THE NUMBERS   It’s inevitable that mistakes will happen whether they are by human error or computer generated mistakes that for the odd occasion can cause problems when it comes to your finances. How to pay your bills? The...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Dec 2, 2013

Bust our budget October 2013: Romance and money

BUDGET CATCH UP IN EFFECT   Just when you think you have everything under control life throws you lemons. You know that you can’t spend more than you earn but inside your head you say it’s ok to spend a bit more because you are worth...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Nov 4, 2013

How living life on a budget didn’t deter us

NO ONE SAID LIFE WOULD BE EASY   If you truly knuckle down and want to succeed, living life on a budget doesn’t necessarily mean you have to miss out, be unfit and eat unhealthy. It just means you have to adjust your brains wants and need...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Oct 31, 2013


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