Posts by Kerry K. Taylor

Can you afford to get a pet?

How much is that doggy in the window? Whether you're adding a new fur person to your family or another fish to your tank, pets are a big responsibility and can become an even bigger expense if you're not prepared. With households spending an average of $590 on pet expenses last year, choosing the right…

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary

I must admit, I am crazy about being a Canuck. Sure, I love healthcare, diversity, butter tarts, and paying taxes (cries). But this year the least taxing and most delicious ways to be all things Canadian is to join the country’s 150 sesquicentennial and celebrate our epic birthday with Canuck pride. Here's how to…

Flipp's New Recommended List

My biggest beef with grocery shopping is redoing my list every week. Without fail I peek into my pantry, reorganize my fridge, make a meal plan, and re-itemize all the groceries I listed last week. Repeat again next week. Ugh. If your food loves and family meals are anything like mine, chances are you buy…

Lookin' For Love: Valentine's Gifts for Less

Will you be my Valentine? I'm tickling my kid while trying to explain why stores are filled with hearts, candy, naked angles, and her favourite -- a giant pink plush bear. The darn thing is adorable. For a five-year-old girl the explosion of every shade of pink is a pure delight. But for those looking…

6 Frugal family activities for winter chillin'

"Mommy, where's the snow?" It's January and I'm trying to convince my daughter it's winter. It's a tough task telling a 5-year-old to wear her snow pants without a spot of the white stuff in sight. But hey, whether you live in a snowy region or somewhere not cold enough for snow, here are a…