Cloth Diapers

In a Moneyville article about cloth diapers, a writer lays out the math on why she thinks cloth diapers are more expensive than disposable. While cloth diapers are certainly not right for every family, they make the most financial sense Read More

About the Author

Sarah Deveau published her first book, Sink or Swim: Get Your Degree Without Drowning in Debt (Dundurn, 2003) after graduating from the University of Calgary’s Communications program. When she and her husband decided to have children, she searched for books Read More

I’m a Frugal Hero!

Walmart recently asked me to participate in their #WalmartFrugalHeroes Challenge. They sent me a $100 gift card and challenged me to spend in on a specific goal. They suggested feeding my family for a week, buying a summer wardrobe for Read More

Thoughtful & Cheap!

Videotape your parents talking about childhood memories and give the recordings to siblings or grand children. Make a calendar with pictures of family members.  Mark it with important family birthdays and anniversaries. Assemble the recipes for your family favourites and Read More

Black Friday Madness

As a Canadian, I just can’t get too worked up over Black Friday deals. I’m completely done with responding to retailers’ demands to shop the sales. The sales last longer, happen earlier and occur more frequently than ever before. I’m Read More

Let’s Talk Money

The super awesome women over at have launched a new area of their website, Let’s Talk Money. I’ve posted articles about teaching teens financial literacy, spouses who aren’t honest about money, how to turn kids clutter into cash, and Read More

Retirement Ready?

In the Financial Post, there’s an article I read every week, and disagree with every. single. week. It’s called Family Finance, and it looks at the financial situation of a Canadian family and makes recommendations on whether they’re ‘retirement ready’. Read More

Teach Vital Values

I recently received a press release titled, “Well-Meaning Parents Often Fail to Teach Vital Values, Author Says.” I assumed the author was a self-help guru, but it turns out she pens writes fantasy novels for young adults. Rachel Albert is Read More