Hi! I’m so glad to have you here at SimplyFrugal.ca!
My name is Taya and I’m a mom to two beautiful girls born in 2012 and 2016 and wife to an amazing supportive husband as well as the founder of Simply Frugal. We live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
As a family, we love our simple life enjoying what our beautiful city has to offer. We love experiences and try to do all the things we want, while saving money. The frugal life is for us. As Dave Ramsey says, “If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.” Our goal is to live debt free now, so we can live life with no worries later!
But, this is still a learning experience for me as I haven’t always been, as my friends call me, thrifty!
In January 2008 I challenged myself to a No Spend month. The only things I allowed myself to pay for was groceries and monthly bills. This was the most profound financial eye opener for me. I was amazed at where my money had been going. Little things here, little things there, all things that add up over time! The first week was the most difficult as I was breaking my habit of browsing the stores out of boredom. I’m proud to say that I succeeded in my challenge and now find it much easier to stay out of the stores and spend more intentionally!
Through this process, and reading other inspiring blogs, I’ve grown to love searching for deals, couponing and using money saving strategies to get the stuff I want and need for less.
I began Simply Frugal in February 2009 after my No Spend Challenge and I saw a need for a more personable and approachable money saving site for Canadians.
How Can Simply Frugal Help You?
Store Deals – On a daily basis, I like to highlight Canadian stores that have good sales going on. You’ll find the latest sales at stores like Well.ca, Old Navy, American Eagle, Amazon.ca, Chapters, and many, many more.
Canadian Coupons – Find a huge variety of coupons available to Canadians. New ones are added as soon as I find them! You could also check the Printable Coupon page to get you off to a great coupon start.
Canadian Freebies – Keep up to date with all the latest freebies available to Canadians.
Money Saving Tips – Here you will find a ton of helpful money saving articles that are sure to help you keep more money in your bank account!
Household Tips – I happen to think that running a household is a pretty important skill to have. Learn organization, cleaning, gardening and decorating skills that will help you succeed.
I hope that you’ll find something of interest here at Simply Frugal!