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4 Tips to Create Your Family Budget

| September 4, 2017 | 8 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 | 11 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 | 12 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 | 12 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 | 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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5 Valentine’s Day Gifts on a Budget

| January 24, 2017 | 6 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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How to Grow Your Family’s Finances Without (Much) Sacrificing

| January 18, 2017 | 0 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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Do You Really Need Life Insurance?

| August 25, 2016 | 6 Comments
Do You Really Need Life Insurance?

Most people understand how life insurance works and what it is designed to protect against. They may also have family commitments and people who they provide for and know that some sort of life insurance would protect their family financially, if something were to happen to them. However, it is still often a very difficult decision […]

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How to Make a Little More Money for Your Family

| June 9, 2016 | 6 Comments
How to Make a Little More Money for Your Family

Families are finding it harder and harder to survive on a single income. Even with both parents working, many families are having a tough time making ends meet. This is why it is always a welcome respite to make a little extra money for the whole family. As a mom, there are different ways that […]

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Saving Money on Your Summer Energy Bills

| June 9, 2016 | 11 Comments
Saving Money on Your Summer Energy Bills

  Saving money and energy use in the summer is not only great for the environment, but is also great for your family budget. With the school year almost over its time to start thinking about you and kids spending more time at home. It takes only a few simple steps to cut your energy bill […]

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How to Start a Small Business in Canada

| May 10, 2016 | 5 Comments
How to Start a Small Business in Canada

  How to Start a Small Business in Canada     Canada is a great country for entrepreneurship. There’s a thriving business community, government support, and best of all, consumer demand for all sorts of things. If you are sick of your 9 to 5 job at a boring company, perhaps it’s time to start […]

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Mortgage Application Checklist For First Time Home Buyers

| April 18, 2016 | 7 Comments
Mortgage Application Checklist For First Time Home Buyers

  Mortgage Application Checklist For First Time Home Buyers If you have a dream about owning your own home and applying for a mortgage then you may be a bit nervous when beginning the process. While having your own home is just about every family’s dream the high prices and paperwork involved can be overwhelming. […]

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Buying Life Insurance: A Shopping Checklist

| March 22, 2016 | 3 Comments
Buying Life Insurance: A Shopping Checklist

  Buying Life Insurance: A Shopping Checklist When shopping for term life insurance, you want to find the right amount of insurance coverage at a reasonable price with a company you can trust. But for many people, getting started is the hardest part. That’s where the following Life Insurance Checklist can help. 1. What you […]

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Whole Life Insurance – Coverage for Life

| January 19, 2016 | 3 Comments
Whole Life Insurance – Coverage for Life

Whole life insurance, also known as “cash-value” insurance is a basic and consistent type of permanent life insurance which remains in effect your entire life at a level premium. This life insurance is a good choice got you if you do not expect your life insurance needs to diminish over time. A portion of your […]

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4 Tips on Saving Money During the Holidays

| December 8, 2015 | 3 Comments
4 Tips on Saving Money During the Holidays

 Saving Money During the Holidays   With the hype that holidays usually bring, people always have the tendency to buy more and spend more without taking into account the consequences that their actions can bring. Hence, it does not necessarily mean that because it is the holidays you have all the reason in this world […]

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Make a Plan to Save for your Child’s Education! #CDNmoney #EduSaveWeek #FLM2015

| November 15, 2015 | 2 Comments
Make a Plan to Save for your Child’s Education! #CDNmoney #EduSaveWeek #FLM2015

No matter what career a child has for their future, parents want to do everything they can to help their child realize their dreams. One thing parents can do to help their children achieve their goals is to save money for their educational future. Not sure what to do to put money away until your […]

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Saving for Your Child’s ‘Someday’ is Easy with #RESPwithRBC and Contest!

| September 25, 2015 | 1 Comment
Saving for Your Child’s ‘Someday’ is Easy with #RESPwithRBC and Contest!

Saving for your child’s ‘Someday’ is an important step for parents to make to help save money for their child’s post-secondary education. Figuring out how to save for these goals can be daunting, and a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is one way to do it. Participants of the #RESPwithRBC Twitter Party received a lot […]

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Economic Cycles – The Stock Market Roller Coaster

| September 8, 2015 | 4 Comments
Economic Cycles – The Stock Market Roller Coaster

Make sure your seated and secured, get ready for a wild ride. With the biggest stock market drop in 4 years a couple of weeks ago caused by China’s central bank may have gotten your heart rate going again and have you checking your RRSP balance every hour.  The sky is not falling people, it’s […]

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Saving to Make Your Child’s ‘Someday’ a Reality! #RESPwithRBC

| September 2, 2015 | 2 Comments
Saving to Make Your Child’s ‘Someday’ a Reality! #RESPwithRBC

Parents are always looking out for their children, no matter how old they are. A post-secondary education is a dream that I have for my children’s future. It is great to have dreams, but how, as a parent do I go about making these dreams, like college or university, a reality? I know one way […]

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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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