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Healthy Eating on a Budget

Living on a budget can help us exercise our ability to be resourceful and can even help us change our habits. Did you know that eating healthy food does not have to be more expensive? In fact, it is often more cost-effective to buy raw ingredients (fruits and vegetables) than it is to buy processed … Continue reading

Ontario Fun Pass

Have you heard of the Ontario Fun Pass? The Fun Pass is full of money-saving coupons for Ontario families to explore and experience many of the great attractions that Ontario has to offer. With the Fun Pass, one elementary school-age child receives a complimentary pass to any of the attractions featured when accompanied by a … Continue reading

Wardrobe Woes?

Wondering what to wear to an interview on a limited budget? Take a look through your closet and find the basics – a dark skirt or pants and a light blouse or dress shirt (long or short-sleeved depending on the season). Shoes should be conservative and polished. If you don’t have the basics in your … Continue reading

Resourcefulness – The Ultimate Resource

RESOURCEFULNESS is the ability “to deal well with new or difficult situations and to find solutions to problems“. – Merriam-Webster Dictionary For many people, unemployment can trigger emotional and sometimes physical distress. Rather than focusing on what you don’t have, use resourcefulness to re-frame a seemingly negative situation. Focus on how you can use what … Continue reading

Budgeting Basics

Are you looking for ways to make your dollar stretch further? Budgeting may be the answer. A budget is an electronic or written document that can help you take control of your finances. Having a disciplined approach to managing your finances can help you through difficult times and help you meet your financial goals in … Continue reading

The Living Room Community Art Studio

If you look, you will find plenty of interesting and useful no-cost resources and services available in the Durham Region. An exciting new centre has recently opened on Simcoe Street in Oshawa – The Living Room Community Art Studio. Here, people can connect with others and express themselves by creating art, sharing skills and engaging … Continue reading