Green Tips – 365 Ways to Live A Sustainble Lifestyle


This year we are going to publish some shorter articles that will describe how we strive to live a sustainable lifestyle and personal finance journey.  We will discuss being green, personal finance, lifestyle choices and more on a daily basis.  We hope our readers will enjoy these tips and save money as well via the implementation of some of these tips.  We recognize that these tips won't be for everyone, and we definitely will be discussing our tips from a Canadian perspective, but we will try to show how our non-Canadian readers can benefit as well. We hope you enjoy…

Why We Use Holistic Blend Healthy Dog Food


What do you feed your dog (or pets)?  Have you ever wondered why your dog seems to get sick or suffer from various ailments, some more serious than others?  Do you take your dog to the vet for issues other than regular check ups? Have you ever wondered why your dog poops so much or why the excrement is goop?  Have you ever taken a close look at what is in your dog's diet?  Well, you should. Ideally, a dog should eat as a wolf does - a raw diet of mainly meat with a side of roughage (fruits and…

Giving to Charity – Sustainability for the Soul


As the financial year comes to an end and the holiday seasons approaches, Mrs. SPF and I have been reflecting on our personal finances which are now very much under control and quite sustainable.  As we plan for 2011 we recognized that our finances are strong but that we felt something was missing.  We felt as though we were not giving back to the community in which we live with our human or financial resources.  It is not as though we weren't giving to charity, but we felt that we could, and should do more. We sat down and looked…

Local Insurance Brokerage – A Dying Service?


Like many people out there I had not given our home and automobile insurance coverage a second thought.  When I bought my first car I used a one of the local insurance brokerage that has a good reputation in town.  Each year the policy would be renewed and I never looked for a better deal as I blindly and happily continued to "buy local" so to speak.  When I bought my first house I called up the brokerage and had them cover my home insurance and I was happy to hear I got a discount on both the home and car…

Compost: Premium Soil for Free


Composting is a great way to reduce waste by re-using expired bio-degradable materials to produce nutrient rich premium soil for free.  Composting is the corner-stone to organic gardening as there are no chemicals added to the  organic matter.  A cared for compost can help you reduce the amount of enriched soil you purchase for your lawn and garden    The finished product is rich, dark, crumbly and sweet-smelling. Compost is made of recycled garden and kitchen waste.  Around 25-40 percent of the average kitchen garbage contents are suitable for home composting so it helps cut down on the amount of…