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How to Save More Money on Christmas Gifts

| November 12, 2019 | 4 Comments
How to Save More Money on Christmas Gifts

How to Save More Money on Christmas Gifts Christmas is famous for being a time for presents and showing the ones you love how much you care about them. It’s easy to see how it can also be a time that people spend a lot of money. You don’t have to break the bank on […]

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Tips to Plan for Your Children’s Future

| October 15, 2019 | 7 Comments
Tips to Plan for Your Children’s Future

Tips to Plan for Your Children’s Future Most parents worry about planning for their child’s future, and for good reason. It’s natural to be concerned about long-term goals, but achieving them can be a different matter. Do you know how much you should be saving and how? Not to mention the escalating costs of education. […]

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How to Grow Your Family’s Finances Without (Much) Sacrificing

| October 14, 2019 | 2 Comments
How to Grow Your Family’s Finances Without (Much) Sacrificing

  How to Grow Your Family’s Finances Without (Much) Sacrificing Gas, groceries, utilities, kids. The financial imperatives of running a modern household boggle the mind (and rob it of sleep, no doubt). Give yourself some much-deserved inner peace — and, just maybe, eight quality hours a night — with these five strategies for growing your […]

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5 Ways to Save Money Every Month

| October 9, 2019 | 9 Comments
5 Ways to Save Money Every Month

5 Ways to Save Money Every Month If you’re looking to save money every month, you need to have a plan. If you’re just starting to save, or looking to save more each month, it’s important to know what your goals are and how you plan to reach them. Let’s take a look at some […]

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Importance of Insurance For Middle-Class Families

| August 20, 2019 | 6 Comments
Importance of Insurance For Middle-Class Families

Importance of Insurance For Middle-Class Families For most middle-class families, it’s always important to keep track of expenses. Yet, when it comes to wanting the best for your family, some costs are inevitable regardless of your financial planning. Insurance is often viewed as a sunk-cost and, thus, is not relevant when cutting back on spending. […]

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Preparing Your Family For the Next Recession

| May 10, 2019 | 14 Comments
Preparing Your Family For the Next Recession

Preparing Your Family For the Next Recession Canadians are comparatively fortunate to live in today’s market. According to Global News Canada, borrowers have been able to weather three Bank of Canada interest hikes and consumer delinquency rates – – the percent of non-mortgage loan payments more than 90 days late – – are at a two-year […]

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Is Renovating A Home The Answer To Everything?

| April 15, 2019 | 12 Comments
Is Renovating A Home The Answer To Everything?

Is Renovating A Home The Answer To Everything? Home is actually a deeper concept than just the simple and short word we hear. It’s not just walls that you raise in a part of the land, it’s not just the street number and the city name, convenient location, or square meters. So what can actually […]

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How to Teach Young Children to Save Money

| March 25, 2019 | 21 Comments
How to Teach Young Children to Save Money

How to Teach Young Children to Save Money Saving money is one of the most important life lessons you can teach children. It’s the foundation for building a secure financial future and it’s never too early to teach young children this important lesson. It’s something they will carry with them throughout life. Start talking to […]

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5 Actionable Ways to Save Money

| January 16, 2019 | 8 Comments
5 Actionable Ways to Save Money

5 Actionable Ways to Save Money Saving money is not a passive process. While it can be sometimes (like if you set up automatic deposits), it is still overall something that you need to take action to achieve. You make a choice when you decide not to spend money and to save it instead. 1. […]

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Maximizing Your RESP Investments

| November 12, 2018 | 12 Comments
Maximizing Your RESP Investments

Maximizing Your RESP Investments Parents regularly worry about their children’s future. Those concerns naturally include their children’s education and, more specifically, how to best save for their post-secondary education. The consistently rising cost of education across universities in Canada sometimes makes saving for education seems like an uphill battle. However, there are tools that can […]

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Why Working From Home Is The Ultimate Dream

| November 23, 2017 | 28 Comments
Why Working From Home Is The Ultimate Dream

    Why Working from Home Is The Ultimate Dream   Working from home and actually doing it are two very different things. In fact, things such as fear and uncertainty often hold even the most ambitious of people back from launching an at-home business. But what if I told you that all that fear […]

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5 Places to Look For Savings You May Have Overlooked

| November 7, 2017 | 34 Comments
5 Places to Look For Savings You May Have Overlooked

    5 Places to Look For Savings You May Have Overlooked   Money doesn’t grow on trees, so we’ve got to save on routine expenditures wherever we can. This is especially true with a family, when a paycheck or salary is spread thin, or when income is unpredictable. Fortunately there are many savings opportunities […]

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You Could Win a $5,000 Vacation Rental – Simply Get a Quote to Enter! #GreatCanadianGetaway

| October 2, 2017 | 3 Comments
You Could Win a $5,000 Vacation Rental – Simply Get a Quote to Enter! #GreatCanadianGetaway

You Could Win a $5,000 Vacation Rental – Simply Get a Quote to Enter!     Getting insurance is important to many faucets in our life. They help to keep our families, homes, cars and more protected should any unforeseen event happen. It is always good to have piece of mind to know that you […]

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4 Tips to Create Your Family Budget

| September 4, 2017 | 15 Comments
4 Tips to Create Your Family Budget

     4 Tips to Create Your Family Budget Are your finances getting a little out of hand? Are you having a hard time keeping up with when the bills are due? It’s time to sit down and create a family budget. Before you get started, gather all of your bills together. You’ll need to […]

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5 Money Saving Tips When Selling Your Home

| July 11, 2017 | 14 Comments
5 Money Saving Tips When Selling Your Home

  5 Money Saving Tips When Selling Your Home Now that you have decided on selling your home, how will you turn your home into the most valuable asset it can be? Your home is undoubtedly the most valuable asset for the vast majority of us. Getting it ready and selling it can cost you […]

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Some Handy Life Insurance Terms You Should Know

| April 18, 2017 | 13 Comments
Some Handy Life Insurance Terms You Should Know

  Life insurance can be an overwhelming shopping experience for most people. So many different terms and jargon its easy to get confused and it’s hard to admit you don’t understand something. Here is a list of some basic terms you should know to help you have a better understanding of what your dealing with. […]

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How to Read and Understand a Coupon Matchup

| March 13, 2017 | 16 Comments
How to Read and Understand a Coupon Matchup

  How to Read and Understand a Coupon Matchup If you’re new to using coupons, you may be confused about some of the terms and things that you see on your favorite coupon blogs. Coupon matchups are one of those things that may confuse you. They can be really confusing to a new couponer if […]

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Four Questions to Ask Before Taking on More Debt

| February 8, 2017 | 27 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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5 Valentine’s Day Gifts on a Budget

| January 24, 2017 | 7 Comments
5 Valentine’s Day Gifts on a Budget

  5 Valentine’s Day Gifts on a Budget Are you searching for the perfect gift for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Are you having trouble finding something nice that fits into your budget? Instead of searching for a specific item to buy, spend a little time coming up with something creative that shows them just […]

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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 to […]

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The Real ROI of a One Year MBA

| November 29, 2016 | 4 Comments
The Real ROI of a One Year MBA

  The Real ROI of a One Year MBA     You’ve crunched the numbers a million different ways; you know better than anyone that across North America, a graduate of an MBA degree program sees on average a 75% increase to their pre-program salary. You know that it takes 4 years for the difference […]

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Retirement Planning? Who Has Time for That?

| October 25, 2016 | 3 Comments
Retirement Planning? Who Has Time for That?

If you’ve ever talked to a good retirement financial planner, you’ll know this already. A good one will have helped you take the steps. But many families fumble along. And what a shock that can turn out to be. So you may be reading this for any of several reasons – you are already retired […]

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Why Did My Life Insurance Rates Go Up?

| September 27, 2016 | 6 Comments
Why Did My Life Insurance Rates Go Up?

Why Did My Life Insurance Rates Increase? What Do I Do Now? …and What Options Do I Have Now? One of the most common questions I receive is “Why did my life insurance rates go up?” This relates to the type of policy your originally purchased. Most people purchase “Term” insurance for the affordability and […]

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