Theres no doubt that the cost of internet in the north is high, but the “luxury” of internet certainly makes life in the north more comfortable when you can feel connected with the rest of the world, despite the geographic isolation. So, to make the most of your internet and to save your pocketbook, you want to be sure every megabyte counts and ensure that you dont have programs running in the background secretly using up your bandwidth.
Looking to pay off some debt or get some spending money for some of the “extra’s” you are hoping for? These five side businesses are low cost start up businesses that can be operated from your home.
1- Music Instructor/Tutoring – Have a musical talent and an interest in helping others? Share your knowledge by giving music instruction in your home or in the home of your clients. Private or group sessions can be offered and priced accordingly.
Its that time of year again, when the days of summer are fading and before we know it the tundra grass will be changing colour and the kids will be back at school. With just a few weeks left before school starts, now is the time to order those last few items on your list so that they arrive before school starts!
Have you checked out Amazon for back to school deals?
When we moved up north everything our family owned fit into a few pieces of luggage! We paid our own moving expenses and did not have the option of sea lift from where we were moving from, so we arrived with only the basics in our checked baggage. It wasn’t long before we were settling in and wanting to turn our “house” into a “home” with personal touches to make our home cheerful and cozy.
Being the frugalist that I am, booking a car rental is not something I take lightly. Car rental is always one of our biggest expenses for our trips and so I am not hasty to make reservations without making sure that I am getting the best bang for my buck. Booking a car rental is usually an all day event for me, as I search the web fervently for the best deal.
Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes
I’d like to share with you one of my favourite side dishes. It is so easy to make and tastes delicious… not to mention makes the house smell amazing! I love this as a side dish and not gonna lie, I’ve even eaten this dish left overs for a yummy breakfast too 😉 Its become one of my favourite comfort foods for a cold and dreary day.
Its no secret that living in the North is costly, to say the least. Prices for food and rent make national headlines as Canadians are shocked at the cost we Northerners pay on a daily basis. As Northerners we learn at times to improvise, we learn at times to go without, and we learn to think twice. Frugal living is something many Northerners are doing, whether they know it or not.
FRUGAL: an adjective describing careful use of money or supplies.
The smell of popcorn…for most it brings our minds to a happy place…perhaps with family or friends at a theatre relaxing, and having the buttery aroma fill our senses.
Popcorn is admittedly one of my favourite snacks. Not only for the aroma, and the childhood memories that it brings back, but also for it’s simplicity and affordability. When I discovered a way to add “Nutritional” to that list…well it is pretty near to the perfect snack!
I’ve always had a bit of a sweet tooth … especially for cool treats like ice-cream or popsicles. In my effort to stay on board the “healthy train” I have sought out healthier alternatives that still allow me to indulge my taste buds, but without the guilt and the stomach ache of the unhealthy choices!
I was therefore overjoyed when a friend of mine told me about her favourite new treat….soon to become my favourite new treat 🙂 Its tasty,
Hello from Iqaluit, Nunavut, the land above the trees! Thanks for taking the time to visit our blog. Feel free to say hello and tell us where you are from! We are happy to be together and to start our journey sharing frugal Northern living tips to benefit those living across Canada, but especially those above the tree line 🙂