“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” -Warren Buffett

Saving in the kitchen with PC Express Click and Collect and Flashfood

I have two tips to share today on saving money in the kitchen!  Groceries are one of our biggest variable expenses, and can be difficult to find new ways to save.  We already meal plan and try to avoid wasting food, but inevitably as I browse the store I end up picking up this or that along the way.

One tip that has been very successful for us in reducing our grocery bill, is signing up for PC Insiders and using their Click and Collect program.  We have significantly cut our grocery bill by avoiding impulse purchases, shopping what's on our list and taking a moment to go back over our entire cart before we check out and finalize our order.

Finding your why

Over the last number of years, as we've focused more efforts on our financial journey, and as we've started documenting our financial story, I've been struck by the why of it all.  I think one of the important things to do if you want to set yourself on a path, is to answer your why.  Maybe it's a weight loss journey you are on, and your why is your health, or to be around to see grandchildren grow up.  Maybe it's a financial journey and your why is to retire early and spend more time in good health with your family.  Maybe it's a journey to simplify your life and move towards minimalism, and your why is to free up time and money and enjoy simple living.  Whatever your journey, it likely started with a why moment.