Well it is that time of year. We are starting to get T4′s and I was out shopping for tax software when I came across Studio Tax Enterprise on Frugal Shopper.
You can download it here. You can use it to file your first 20 returns.
When I think of taxes and having to file really I don’t want to have to pay more then I have to. From the reviews of some of my frugal friends this software makes it easy for us Canadians to efile for free. How great is that?
Want some great workout music with songs like Umbrella, Stronger, 4 minutes, Bleeding Love and more.
Right now Subway and Pod Workout Music bring you a great mix of music to keep you moving for your next workout.
You can download the free mix here.
One of my favorite authors David Bach is offering a free download of his new book Start Over, Finish Rich. He has made it available on Wallet Pop.
My recommendation you run and download it while it is available. What a great way to pick up some tips that can help you in your life. I already downloaded mine! How about you?
Don’t You love a Freebie? I know I do. Now some of my recent finds are down loadable, some you learn from and well some are for the kids or a great gift idea. Freebies work for me.
1. A couple weeks ago I found a great way to learn American Sign language for free. My daughter and I use sign as a way to communicate and keep it secret..She has even learned how to sign certain songs as a gift to me. So if you want to learn something new this holiday season why not learn a sign or two.
2. Yesterday I was on one of my favorite magazine’s website and came across this snuggie (yes the ones you see on tv) and it is a freebie with a string attached( a survey after receipt)
3. A wonderful down loadable Hello Kitty Calendar also appeared in my inbox yesterday. What a great gift idea for a girl on your list? You do have to sign up for their email.
4.Another great one for the workout lover is this free mix of music for workouts. It is from Roxy!
5.Now this final one is a great idea for the family that likes to give, now just remember this giveaway begins on January 1, 2010. If you volunteer as a family you each can get a one day pass to a Disney Park. How great is that you give some time and you get some fun! Think of volunteering as a family and then enjoy a day on Disney.
Now are there any other great freebies for both Americans and Canadians? I am sure there are and you can share share them with me in the comments and I will post them in the days ahead. Freebies always work for me, especially at holiday time. I am now off to We are That Family to see what works for you.
Wow! Came across a great local freebie. The Virgin Fest planned for tomorrow is now a FREE event! The Tragically Hip were supposed to be there but had to bail so now us Maritimers get some FREE music all day and night long. So if you love music why not hit the Hill to listen to some great bands. You can get more info here.
Okay many of you who know me, know I am a common sense mom but I love a great party too, and for bloggers there is no better meet and greet for us girls then BlogHer. I have drooled over the years as many of the wonderful bloggers I know pile into carpools, jump on planes for a very fun informative weekend
This years as I watched my favorite bloggers again get ready to pack there bags, again I was drooling, I wanted to be hand luggage.
But then came along @PrincessJen and @MyBottlesUp, two cool blogging moms who decided that just because we cant be in Chicago doesn’t mean we can’t be part of the party action.. so they are our wonderful hostesses at BlogHer at Home 09.
I am lending my support by getting us ready for BlogHer 10, where we can meet up in person. I will be offering tips on how you can save in simple ways that get you there next year. I will be also sharing some frugal tips on how you can party in style at home this year.
Now here is the real surprise I am now one of the prize sponsors, what am I giving away at BlogHer at Home? An $20 Amazon Gift Certificate. Maybe you can find a great book that can help you save more for that BlogHer trip.
Now that last weekend in July I will be sitting here in Nova Scotia tweeting, blogging here and at Tweeter and Twisted ( new new blogging adventure with tween daughter Roo), all in my pjs with my freshly pedicured nails, and drinking non alcoholic drinks (I’m the sober tweeter).
Now if you want in on my giveaway you have to go visit BlogHer at Home. You enter there not here.
You Know I am always looking for ways to live inside my budget and cook on the cheap. Well Heinz has come out with a really nice e cookbook that well allows you to stick to that budget and eat healthy. If you would like the free ebook just click here.
My tween daughter Roo and I have now weathered many a summer day and we can always find something to do that is frugal or free in most cases. Here is our list:
- Visit the beach. This is one of my daughter’s favorites.
- Go fishing
- Local Outdoor Concerts and Plays
- Go for a Nature Walk.
- Do an act of service.
- Have a games night
- Host a sleepover
- Do your nails: manicures and pedicures
- Have a Yard Sale Scavenger hunt
- Draw Sidewalk Art
- Attend a local bookstore event
- Spit seeds
- Make homemade ice cream
- Have a Lemonade stand
- Have a water gun fight
- Spit Seeds
- Make treats
- Skip stones
- Star Gaze
- Start a collection
- Go to your local botanical garden
- Grow something
- Go for a bike ride
- go swimming
- Play street ball
- Play Frisbee
- Sketch a picture
- Clean your room
- Make a toy
- Create a board game
- Collect bugs
- Learn a card trick
Feel free to add to this list in the comments section.
Okay I usually try and post a freebie that you can access online but this freebie well just tastes so good! Harveys is giving away free orginal burgers on Sunday, may 24th between 10:30 and 3:00 pm in select locations throughout Canada. Go here to find your closest one. Take your family and have a burger. I like that they are cooked while you wait and you get to pick your toppings. Maybe you will see me in line in Halifax.
One of my favorite hobbies for years has been scrapbooking. I started it after being introduced to it by my girlfriend Gayln. Each of her 6 kids had their own books and she was filling each book with memories, well these days the hardbound books are nice but there is much that can be done digitally. I find by coming online I can find everything I need for a digital page and most of it I find for free, and this frugal mom loves that. I often go to DigiFree on Fridays and see what women all over the net have created and are offering up as Freebies on their blogs and sites. For me it is a great way to create a new page and then I can easily print them off, or use them on my personal blog or email them to family. I love DigiFree and I think you will too.