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Canadian Living's guide to being a frugalista

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Money & Career

Canadian Living's guide to being a frugalista

Being a frugalista means you live a full life, but not to the detriment of your wallet. Learn how to make it even better, from health and fitness tips to throwing a memorable wedding, without breaking the bank.





Health and fitness
6 frugalista fitness tips
Keeping fit doesn't mean having to spend loads of money. Read on for tips on how to keep your svelte figure while on a budget.



Tone up with the housework workout
Escape your kids for two hours or less and get sexy back with these date ideas.



How to start hiking
Blaze a trail to good health with hiking know-how from the experts.




Summer fitness routine
Create a simple three-month summer workout plan for indoors or out.




How to start your own walking or running regimen
Running and walking are among the best fitness programs around, plus they're efficient and inexpensive.




Food: Grocery shopping
Trim your grocery bill
Save money on your food purchases with these easy tips.




5 ways to stretch your grocery dollars
Learn how to save money on food shopping without skimping on dinner.




Page 1 of 4Being a frugalista means you live a full life, but not to the detriment of your wallet. Learn how to make it even better, from health and fitness tips to throwing a memorable wedding, without breaking the bank.





Food: Menus & Collections
Photo gallery: The new brown baggin' it
Economical meets sexy with this roundup of the latest in cute and functional lunch totes. You'll never buy your lunch again!



Last-minute pasta recipes
Forget stopping at the store. Pull together a satisfying pasta dinner using what you already have on hand.



Make-ahead tips for a lunch you'll love
Don't bemoan the brown-bag lunch. Pack a delicious, economical lunch with these make-ahead lunch tips for real food you and your family will enjoy eating (no kidding!)


Eat well for less
Perfect for the cash-conscious, time-challenged gourmet: six budget-wise menus so scrumptious they'll pass for fancy fare.



Chinese Takeout
Wok away from an authentic Chinese meal with money in your pocket by cooking it yourself.



Healthy economy:Budget-friendly family meals
Enjoy delicious and healthy family dinners for about $15.





Food: Entertaining
10 ways to eat out on a dime
Simple tips to enjoy the luxury of eating out, minus the enormous cheque.



14 sparkling wines for every budget
Want to buy bottle of bubbly but don't know where to begin? We've got just the right sparkling wine or for your style, taste buds and budget.



How to have a green wedding
Save the earth – and some money – by opting for an eco-friendly wedding.



10 ways to eat out on a dime
The best day of your life doesn't need to put your in debt for the rest of your days.



Canadian Living's guide to do-it-yourself wedding receptions and showers
Your one-stop-shop for bridal shower and wedding reception ideas for the do-it-yourself Canadian bride.




Page 2 of 4Being a frugalista means you live a full life, but not to the detriment of your wallet. Learn how to make it even better, from health and fitness tips to throwing a memorable wedding, without breaking the bank.





Travel
The world's 10 best value destinations
You shouldn't have to get a second mortgage to have a fabulous vacation. Check out these hot budget-friendly travel destinations around the world.


Photo gallery: Canada's 20 most beautiful places
Canada's a big country, and we've got no shortage of beautiful places. Here, we've narrowed it down to 20 top picks from every province and territory.


Cottage getaways you can afford
Take advantage of rentals, fractional ownership, cabins or RVs for a fun summer vacation.



Get the best price for car repairs
A how-to guide.




7 ways to land great online travel deals
Thousands of Canadians will scour the web in search of a cheap getaway. Here are seven tips to help you find a real steal.



Budget travel: How to score good deals
Learn how to travel for less with our tips on finding budget transportation and accommodation.





Staycation ideas
10 one-day getaways
Can't escape for a long vacation? Recharge with some fun day trips near home.



10 ideas for 90-minute dates
Escape your kids for two hours or less and get sexy back with these date ideas.



Watch the sexiest 8 movies of all time
Stoke the home fires with these scorching-hot films, PLUS print out a list to take to the video store.



8 great outdoor fitness dates
Up the romance as you stay active and fit.





Page 3 of 4Being a frugalista means you live a full life, but not to the detriment of your wallet. Learn how to make it even better, from health and fitness tips to throwing a memorable wedding, without breaking the bank.





Fashion
Knit a mohair scarf or wrap
This cosy scarf or wrap is knit from just one or two balls of luxurious Rowan Kidsilk Haze – it's an affordable luxury project that's perfect for intermediate knitters.


How to shop in a recession: 6 tips for saving money
The possibility of a recession in Canada is on many people's minds. Will we be able to afford our current lifestyles? Here are tips for cutting back, saving money and making the most of your shopping dollars.


10 tips for looking great on a budget
Read these great money-saving tips on how to be a fashionista for less.




8 recessionista shopping tips
Great ways to save money without scrimping on style.




10 ways to dress smartly for less
Bargain-lovers, rejoice! You don't have to sacrifice style for affordability.




Clothing care: How to fix moth holes, a sweater that shrunk in the wash, and yellow armpits
Save your favourite items of clothing from the trash with these clothing care tips.


Pamper your panty hose
Are you forever replacing panty hose with runs or snags? Learn how to make them last with these tips.




Beauty
Photo gallery: $100 beauty supply shopping spree
How five staff members at Canadian Living chose to spend $100 on beauty products. See where they splurged and where they saved.



Make your own face scrub
It's easy to make your own face scrub with ingredients from your pantry.




Deep conditioner reviews: 10 best deep conditioners for every budget
Looking for the best deep conditioner for your hair's needs? Look no further than these 10 deep conditioner reviews, with picks for every budget.


Makeup: Which items should you save or splurge on?
Figure out whether you should opt for premium makeup, or save money with drugstore brands.



6 beauty saves and splurges
There's no need to break the bank for beauty.





Read more:
10 ways to save money on gas
How saving water will save you money
40 simple ways to put money into your back pocket


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