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. Save on household and grocery bills

    • An average Canadian family spends $500+ on food a month.
    • Money saving tips:
      • Use coupons when grocery shopping.
      • Find coupons in newspapers.
      • Go to Save money in Winnipeg to know discounts and sales.
    • Look for discounted products at supermarkets.
      • Buy a lot and save them if they do not spoil easily.
      • Always check the “best before” dates.
      • Stores like Sobeys and Safeway have 10 per cent off Tuesdays (first of the month).
    • 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

  5. Keep an emergency fund

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Community Resources

Download Talking about Money and Making your Money Work to help you handle your money.

Get the Making your Money Work booklet in audio and American Sign Language video formats from Community Futures Manitoba.

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