5 top money saving tips for newcomers

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  1. Get your benefits

  2. Stick to a budget

  3. Choose your bank account well

  4. Ways to save money at the grocery store, Home and Family, Manitoba Association of Home Economists

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  5. Save on household and grocery bills

    • An average Canadian family spends $1,300+ on groceries a month.
    • Money saving tips:
      • Make a grocery list. Check your pantry and fridge before going to the store. Plan your meals to incorporate ingredients you already have. Make a list of the items you need.
      • Use coupons when grocery shopping.
      • Find coupons in newspapers.
    • Look for discounted products at supermarkets.
      • Buy a lot and save them if they do not spoil easily.
      • Always check the “best before” dates.
      • Check special offers at grocery stores. They may have promotions that offer discounts on certain days or for certain products.
    • Go to garage sales and thrift stores.
      • There are many garage sales in summer.
      • Thrift stores have discount days where you can get 50% off.
    • Don’t get cable TV

  6. Keep an emergency fund

Article updated February 22, 2024.

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