Student Life: Save More, Have Less Debt

Because it is excruciatingly and increasingly hard to make ends meet while in college and university, student debt is on the rise in Canada. Across the Canadian provinces in 2015 for instance, the share of insolvent debtors under 30 hovered around 10 per cent in 2015, according to data from Statistics Canada. Of those statistics, student […]

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Thinking About Moving an Elderly Parent in?

In Canada, one out of every four caregivers live with the elderly relative that they care for. The choice to take on the responsibility of caring for someone within your home brings with it many positives, such as being able to help around the house, babysit, and contribute financially. Our hearts often have the best […]

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Hacks To Trim Your Budget Even More!

Feeling relieved that you have managed to find a workable solution to your debt problem? Breathing a deep sigh of relief? You may have noticed that you are now very conscious of literally every penny that comes and goes out of your bank account. Here are some budget hacks that may seem minuscule on the […]

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Living in the City vs Suburbs

When it comes to first-time homebuyers, many say that our urban housing market is the very reason they are being forced to looking into a move to the suburbs. Housing costs across Canada have a range but it is safe to say using $500,000 as a base price of a new home, many people believe they […]

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Teaching Kids About Budgeting

As a parent it is hard to know how soon to introduce your children to responsibility, especially when it comes to money management. While many say it is never too early, it is agreed that too late and you may end up with a college graduate living in the basement with little or no money […]

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Bartering for Goods and Services

Bartering has been around since the beginning of time. It is an art that involves community, trust, and very little, if any, money. In our modern world of over-consumerism, ending up with lots of stuff that we have lost interest in, is inevitable. With the cost of living rising and household incomes dropping, finding new […]

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How to Break Bad Spending Habits

What is your financial Achilles Heel? Shopping too much? Do you fall prey to every electronic gadget released? Or do you just ignore your spending habits and cross your fingers every time you make a purchase that the transaction will go through? Breaking bad spending habits starts when you first admit you have a problem […]

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