Grocery Tracking, 2017!

  • Written by Steph 

Wow, time flies – our fourth annual Grocery Tracking Challenge has finished. For anyone who’s not familiar with this project, every year we spend one month doing a very detailed analysis of our grocery spending, including everything we buy and cook. Our costs have stayed very consistent over the years, despite the constant barrage of “Food prices are skyrocketing!” hysteria we all hear about constantly. And this year’s results are in! Continue reading

The Incoming Assets Retirement Strategy

-Written by Steph

Given the current uptick in readership of our blog, along with the overall increased interest in financial independence and early retirement (FIRE), it seems timely to do a post that thoroughly describes the exact system we use in our pursuit. We’ve fine-tuned it over the years, and have come up with a strategy that allows us to build wealth quickly on average incomes and with minimal ongoing effort. Here it is! Continue reading

Saving Money on Groceries – Nightly News Edition

-Written by Cel

One of our local stations, Global News, has a segment called “Consumer Matters”. They were doing a piece about groceries, as food prices are expected to rise in Canada. One of their reporters found our blog and got in touch with us about starring in this piece.

The end result – we were on the 6 o’clock news today! Here is a link to the video (about 3 minutes long):

How a Vancouver couple spends $230 a month on food

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Steph’s Repository of Travel Recipes

-Written by Steph

This post is basically to a convenient spot to store recipes for reference when we travel. There have been way too many times when we’ve missed out on making some great dishes abroad with local ingredients, because I couldn’t remember how to make pizza dough or pie crust. That all changes now! Here are the recipes I’ve kicked myself the most times over for not having with me when traveling: Continue reading

Grocery tracking, 2016!

-Written by Steph

Here we are again – for the third year in a row, we’ve tracked and categorized everything we’ve bought and eaten for a month. For all the people who say “Grocery costs are skyrocketing! I can’t afford to eat healthy food anymore!”, I’d like to add that our costs continue to stay the same as they have for the last several years, and our eating has not changed in any way we can notice. Continue reading