11/3/14

Last month, several P&GMom's got together in Toronto and sat down with the one and only Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Canada's own self-proclaimed "Money Honey". I really like Gail. Not only does she know what she's talking about, she has a way of making people listen to her and succeed. She knows a thing or two about how to save, budget and get yourself out of trouble when you are in over your head with your finances. I have a couple of her helpful books. 

Gail always has amazing expert advice to help the everyday person manage their money and she had some great things to share with everyone during her Saving Made Simple session. I'm sure many went home with some new ideas and ways they can help budget for their families using Gail's techniques and tips. 

To help Canadians overcome financial anxiety, Gail is excited to launch "Use Your Common Cents Day" on November 4th to educate Canadians on better budgeting and financial literacy! Happening during Financial Literacy Month, "Use Your Common Cents Day" will empower Canadians to use their common sense when making everyday purchases for their families. 

And let's face it - with the holiday season right around the corner we could use all the money saving tips we can get. Everyone is stressing about bills and how to save with upcoming festive gifts to purchase. In fact 1 in 3 (31%) of Canadians agree that November is the month their budgets can become derailed because of unforeseen holiday purchases.

Starting November 4th, visit www.savingmadesimple.ca for helpful tips and advice from Gail on how to gear up for successful savings. You can also join over 1 million Canadians and register to have access to print-at-home coupons on top brands, exclusive samples and daily inspiration every day of the year! 

Happy saving!

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57 comments:

  1. Packing my hubby's lunch instead of him buying it everyday

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  2. I use coupons and look for sales :)
    Marla

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  3. I scour the sales and find the best prices on items I have coupons for.

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  4. Keep your receipts for every purchase you make in a month and look at what you are spending your money on - there is always some area you can cut back on or alter.

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  5. My best tip is to only shop once a week. The more often I'm at the store, the more money I spend!

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  6. My best tip is to look at the flyers every week and use coupons

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  7. My best tip would be to stock up on grocery items that are on sale. It really does make a difference in the long run! Thanks! :)

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  8. My money saving tip is to use coupons on top of sale items. Sometimes you can get products for free this way!

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  9. Buy when items are on sale....price matching and use your coupons!

    Lori R Jackson

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  10. Find a great tasting coffee that you love (in bean form) and make your own coffee everyday. It's an easy way to save TONS of money

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  11. My tip is to learn when your favorite stores have their big sales of the year and shop there then. Also try to use as many coupons as you can find-Internet, Facebook etc.

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  12. Always think about a big purchase for several days, don't just grab it

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  13. Watch the flyers and buy stuff on sale. Use coupons

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  14. Check your local flyers for sales and use coupons.

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  15. price match, surprised how many people don't do that, not only does it save money but also gas money since you don't have to drive to many stores, as well I always stock up when our commonly used items are on sale, I will buy 15 packs of toilet paper if its cheap enough lol

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  16. I buy in bulk when on sale and use coupons. Buy only what you need.

    Florence C

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  17. Pay off your mortgage as quickly as you can - the $$ benefits are amazing.

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  18. Stick to your budget. take lists with you if you have to, and don't ever go over the amount you have set for your shopping.

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  19. Budget groceries, price match and use coupons

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  20. I would say my tip is to pack lunches and use take your coffee with you from home, amazing how much money this can save. (Judy Cowan)

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  21. if there is a coupon available, USE IT! they add up so quickly!

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  22. coupons + clearance ! I love to shop clearance and if I can use a coupon thats even better !

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  23. My tip is to make a needs vs wants list. It helps with the bigger picture.

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  24. use coupons. If you find great sales, use the coupons you can save lots of money

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  25. Use coupons,of course!! And check flyers before grocery shopping,,and oh,,don`t go grocery shopping while your hungry..lol

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  26. Make a monthly budget and stick to it. Also shop the flyers and use coupons only for items you really need.

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  27. I usually shop the sales, use coupons and compare prices!

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  28. My tip is pay yourself first. Always consider a portion to go to savings right away. Don't even consider it as yours.

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  29. meal planning saves me the most money

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  30. I like to combine coupons with sale items. I also make a shopping list based on the flyers I receive.

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  31. It often does pay to shop around I find...When deals are really good I stock up a bit.I like to thrift shop for other things for the home too.

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  32. My money saving tip is to pay off your credit card bill each month.

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  33. we make a food menu for the week and we stick to that menu. If we have excess left over after, we will eliminate one days groceries on our budget for the following week

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  34. My money saving tip is one that really works well for those starting out with their first job - it was advice my parents gave to me as a teen and I used it (and still do today) and have been able to save a lot of money. My tip is to put aside a set % of each paycheque into savings right from the start, so that you are used to not having that amount in your spending. For example, my husband and I put 10% of all our paycheques into a savings account and 10% into a travel account, and this gives us plenty of money to invest in RRSPs etc as well as more than enough for the travel we like to do each year. It would have been hard to adjust to doing this later in life but because we started so young we were always used to "losing" 20% of our paycheques and thus we built our purchases of cars, houses etc around that so that we are also not short on paying our everyday expenses. It is a lifelong habit that I am so glad my parents started me on.

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  35. Take the money you save using coupons and put it into a separate account.

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  36. Always price match and use coupons on items you are purchasing to make your money stretch further.

    Rafflecopter name: Sarah W.
    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

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  37. I always use coupons and watch for sales

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  38. The best way I have ever saved money is from the day I stopped smoking.

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  39. We cook at home and use coupons all the time!

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  40. Pack your own lunches in reusable containers.

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  41. Don't go to the grocery store so often. We go twice a week and save so much on the little things.

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  42. with the cost of groceries rising constantly, I meal plan

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  43. I use coupons and compare prices in the flyers so I get the best deal on groceries.

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  44. I use the Flipp ap to find the best cheapest prices and coupons when I can

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  45. I always check my receipt to be sure the correct price was rung through - i often find errors - if less than $10, and the store's error, they will give you the item for free.

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  46. We use our pc mastercard to get points that we then redeem for free groceries.

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  47. Use coupons when the items are on sale for double the savings.

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  48. We try to make our coffee before we leave the house every morning so we don't spend as much at Starbucks. kellypc

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  49. Always combine coupons with sales to maximize your savings!!

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