Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – Welfare Food Challenge Edition

Well, the week is completed for the welfare food challenge. I was not successful (basically having $26 to eat the entire week) but I am proud of what I accomplished.

I am proud of bringing awareness to poverty in our province and it gave me more appreciation of what some people have to do to scrape by.

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4 thoughts on “Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – Welfare Food Challenge Edition”

  1. Great Job on the $26 dollars a week! – Most people completely look over what it would take to “scrape by”, also Most people never notice that their disposable income may be sneaking out the back door of their family finances, one of the causes could be between the lunches and dinners that they eat out every week. Total up all of the lunches and dinners, and you could be losing those valuable disposable dollars that can help you build a college education or retirement fund. Dining out and entertainment expenses have become a blurred line in the family budgeting process because of so many new places treating food like art.

    Thanks for hosting and including my article!

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