Tag: finances

Four Questions to Ask Before Taking on More Debt

| February 8, 2017 | 25 Comments
Four Questions to Ask Before Taking on More Debt

  Before taking on more debt it’s a good idea to evaluate your current financial standing. Here are four questions to ask yourself that will help you determine if more is a good idea: 1. How much outstanding debt do you currently have? Many people never take time to add up the balances of all […]

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You Don’t Have To Be a Grinch to Control Your Holiday Spending

| December 5, 2016 | 10 Comments
You Don’t Have To Be a Grinch to Control Your Holiday Spending

  With Christmas fast approaching it’s easy to lose control of your holiday spending. Gifts for the kids, family, co-workers, teachers, neighbours, more for your kids and the extra costs that winter time brings. It’s also easy to start thinking of yourself as the Grinch when deciding how much money to spend and what gifts […]

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Summer School – Financial Tips for New Grads

| August 11, 2015 | 8 Comments
Summer School – Financial Tips for New Grads

Congratulations!  You’ve finished  several years of hard work and are excited to be out on your own.  No more teachers, no more books (well I hope not, you should keep reading) and ready to take on the world. Hopefully you’ve landed a great job to start yourself out, and your future is looking bright!  With […]

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Heading Back to the Boardroom

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Heading Back to the Boardroom

Three years ago, while at the top of my game, I walked into my boss’ office and resigned. Just like that. People thought I was crazy. I’m sure they thought I was having some sort of crisis. I wasn’t. I have spent the last three years being there for my family, my community and, in […]

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Friending Coupons: Saving Money on Groceries with Facebook’s Ottawa Coupon Swap and Price Matching Group.

| February 26, 2013 | 14 Comments
Friending Coupons:  Saving Money on Groceries with Facebook’s Ottawa Coupon Swap and Price Matching Group.

About eight months ago I came across a Facebook group called Ottawa Coupon Swap & Price  Matching. It came at a time when I was spending close to a thousand dollars a month on groceries for my family of three people and two pets. I was astonished at how much money I was spending and […]

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