Food & Finances

Meal Planning & Budgeting

Lessons

Creating Your Budget

A budget is a tool to help us track our personal income and expenses. By tracking your expenses, you can find out exactly what you are spending your money on.…

Needs and Wants

Another way to look at your expenses is to consider what items are needs and what items are wants. Needs are the essentials required for everyday living. Wants are the…

Expenses

Expenses are all of the costs you have, or where you spend your money.  They can be divided into two main categories:  fixed expenses and variable expenses. Fixed expenses are…

Income

Income is any money that you receive.  It can be earned in many ways and can also come from government supports. It can include: Paycheque—weekly, bi-weekly or semi-monthly Self-employed business…

Budgeting Basics

Did you know that 46% of Canadians don’t have a budget? Developing a budget is an important first step to becoming financially fit. It helps us to know where and…