Let’s talk about Money

Alright, I feel like I need to talk about money for a minute. 🙂 Most of us will be financially impacted by the global events. It is affecting Simply Frugal too.

On that note, here are three things I would encourage you to do to protect your family financially:

1. Stop spending money. How we are feeling about the events (anxious, bored…etc) is a huge trigger for needless spending. Don’t shop needlessly. Just don’t do it. Unsubscribe from emails and social media accounts that entice you to spend.

2. Go through your bank statements. Take a look at all the money you spent on “extras”. Dinners out, that new pair of jeans, movie tickets… Stop spending money on those items and find alternatives. Cancel any monthly subscriptions that are not essential. (Prime, Disney+, Spotify, for example.)

3. When you have time, put Pinterest to use. Use Pinterest as a search engine to find recipes using your pantry ingredients, DIY cleaning recipes and more. Create a special secret board to hold all the ideas you find.

Finally, I will not be promoting things that will entice you to spend needlessly. It doesn’t feel right. However, when you visit SimplyFrugal.ca and read the articles I have available, you are supporting Simply Frugal without spending a dime. <3

If you do ‘need’ to purchase something, the links I have on the site are mostly affiliate links so I do earn a small commission with your purchase at no extra cost to you. (But please only buy if you need!) I will not be posting new deals for the foreseeable future though. <3

One final thing, I’m always looking for ways to help you, so if you have any suggestions for articles or resources, I will gladly try to tackle them!

I’m so very thankful for you and the visits you do make to Simply Frugal! We’ve got this!

Simply Frugal 2019 Reader Survey!

It’s time for a survey! I created a reader survey to help me get a better understanding of who is using Simply Frugal and what information you’d like to see in the future. I plan on using the survey results to help me give you more of what you want and stop doing what you don’t find value in. In other words, I really value your insights!

Will you please take a few minutes to complete the survey?

Thank you so much for providing feedback to help make this site what you want, while helping me to maintain the vision for Simply Frugal that I started over 10 years ago.

Click here to take the 2019 Reader Survey.

An Invitation to Join the Simply Frugal Community Group

Simply Frugal

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever told you all about the Simply Frugal Community Group that is over on Facebook!

So on that note, I invite you all to join us over in the group on Facebook! It’s a perfect place for Canadians wanting to be notified quickly of any deals I find. It’s also a great place to share frugal ideas, ask questions, share meal ideas and more!

Interested? Join the Simply Frugal Community Group here.

Help Me Out?

I’ve got a silly survey I’d love if you could fill out for me! It’s only two questions so it should take no time at all to complete!

Silly Survey here.

Thank you so much. I hope you’re enjoying the first day of Spring!

A Quick Survey


Hey guys! I’ve got some questions running though my head these days that I’d love for you to answer! They’re of course, in regards to Simply Frugal.

I really value what you have to say so I love to see what you write. All answers are anonymous.

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Fill out the survey here.