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4 awesome Canadian blogs about saving money

When it comes to frugal tips and tricks, it pays to consult the pros. These bloggers know their stuff.

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Want to save a few bucks? Bookmark these four personal-finance blogs. They're Canadian, updated regularly, focussed on families and full of ideas and inspiration.

1. CommonCentsMom.com Toronto-based mom-of-one Hollie Pollard writes about saving money, frugal living, life hacks, tax tips and product giveaways. Sample posts: 7 Simple and Easy Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget; Last-Minute Tips for Canadian Tax Filers

2. SimplyFrugal.ca Daily posts cover sales, coupons, freebies and fun DIY projects. Sample posts: 101 Ways to Save Money on Everyday Purchases; 7 Habits That Will Transform Your Finances

3. Squawkfox.com When consumer expert Kerry K. Taylor isn’t writing books and newspaper columns, the mom of one (who wrote "8 Best Deals at Costco for families") blogs about budgeting and shopping tips. Sample posts: How to Survive a Trip to IKEA; Can You Raise a Child for $3,000 a Year?

4. MillionDollarJourney.com This East Coast dad began blogging to document his plan to grow his net worth to $1 million by age 35. He achieved the goal (!) and now blogs about kinda-boring-but-probably-important things like investing, mortgages and credit cards. Sample posts: How to Save More Money with Less Effort; Top Premium Cash Back Credit Cards in Canada.

A version of this article appeared in our March 2016 issue with the headline, “Bookmark this!” p. 64.

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This article was originally published on Mar 08, 2016

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