Travelling on a Budget

Travelling on a budget is the only way we get around here at Kiku Corner. As poor students Tomiko and I would jump on a plane every chance we got, even when we were only working part-time. Over the years we have collected a list of our favourite travel tips, which we are happy to […]

How to Save Money on Your Groceries – Part Two

How To Save Money On Your Groceries, Part Two

In the eternal quest to save money, it’s important to take a look at your monthly grocery bill. Since we need to feed ourselves, people often tend to justify spending more than necessary on food. I track my spending, and over the past few months and even though my monthly grocery budget is $150, I often […]

How to Save Money on Your Groceries – Part One

How To Save Money On Your Groceries, Part One

In the eternal quest to save money, it’s important to take a look at your monthly grocery bill. Since we need to feed ourselves, people often tend to justify spending more than necessary on food. I track my spending, and over the past few months and even though my monthly grocery budget is $150, I often […]

Free Things to Do – Winter in Toronto

Edwards Gardens

Finding free things to do is important way for us to save money, and it can be especially difficult during the winter in Toronto. Summers in Toronto are full of street festivals, cultural festivals, Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market, picnics, and afternoons spent cycling. In winter, which in Toronto spans November to March, many people generally hunker down […]

Five Things You Need For Your First Adult Apartment

Five Things You Need For Your First Adult Apartment

In March of 2013, I moved into my first apartment that was all mine – no parents, no roommates, no nothing. Prior to that, I had lived at home, lived in residence at university, and then back at home. And while living at home, I slept in the twin bed that used to be half […]

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