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The Frugal Year Essay Contest: How do you pay down debt?

We asked, you answered! Our social community gave us plenty of smart solutions in response to our March essay question: “How do you pay it off?” Even those paying a high cost ... Continue Reading →
The Basics of Retirement Planning

The Basics of Retirement Planning

Retirement planning is very important, but people often start too late. If you’re reading this, then you’re taking an important first step. There are some basic concepts that ... Continue Reading →
How to Prepare for Your First Mortgage

How to Prepare for Your First Mortgage

Making the switch from renting to owning is a very exciting time. It’s a new chapter in your life, but it can require lots of preparation and work. Here, we’ll talk about what ... Continue Reading →
5 Gifts You Can Handcraft Yourself

5 Gifts You Can Handcraft Yourself

Jump on the bandwagon. DIY gifts are fun AND frugal.   1. Bath salts WHO NEEDS IT: The mum who forgets to book relaxation into her schedule. Get the instructions here.   2. ... Continue Reading →
5 Snack Recipes Just Like Mum's

5 Snack Recipes Just Like Mum’s

Let’s face it — no one cooks better than Mum.   1. Fig jam Fruity and delicious, and ready to spread after just three hours! Get the recipe here.   2. Tea and crumpets The ... Continue Reading →
February’s Frugal Living Challenge: Abstaining from Luxuries

February’s Frugal Living Challenge: Abstaining from Luxuries

We all like to treat ourselves every now and then, but cutting back on everyday indulgences can add up to huge savings down the road. This February, we asked our social community ... Continue Reading →
March Is “Home Month

March Is “Home Month” at QuickQuid

Home is where the heart is, right? Well, home can also be where the lousy plumbing is, where the mortgage is, and where the messy, toy-filled, crayon-covered playroom is. That’s ... Continue Reading →
30 Minutes to a Better Home

30 Minutes to a Better Home (Infographic)

Sprucing things up in and around the home doesn’t have to be an ordeal. We’ve collected some super simple fixes to make your home nicer without wasting time.   Also, ... Continue Reading →
7 Ways to Garden for Less

7 Ways to Garden for Less

Fresh air, sunshine, going outdoors for more than just the mail — having a garden can offer a lot of positives. But how do you keep things growing without going broke? Here are ... Continue Reading →
January’s Frugal Living Challenge: Curbing Impulse Buys

January’s Frugal Living Challenge: Curbing Impulse Buys

It’s good to keep a lookout for fresh new savings tips, because you never know where the next great one will come from. In response to our January question — how do you curb ... Continue Reading →
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4 Ways to Reinvent Valentine’s Day on a Budget

1. What you’re trying to say: “You mean the world to me.” The pricey way: dinner at a fine restaurant The frugal way: cooking his/her favourite meal at home   2. What ... Continue Reading →