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Tag: finance

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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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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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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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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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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Just One of the Reasons Why #ILoveDK Canada! #Promo and #Contest!

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Just One of the Reasons Why #ILoveDK Canada! #Promo and #Contest!

I love learning, and over the past year, I have enjoyed all of the lessons learned from the books I have had the pleasure of reviewing from DK Canada! There have been so many subjects I never thought I would have had the opportunity to learn about from these books, and my family enjoys reading […]

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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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Income Splitting with a Spousal RRSP

| July 7, 2014 | 2 Comments
Income Splitting with a Spousal RRSP

A spousal RRSP can be an effective income-splitting tool. It allows the spouse who is in the higher tax bracket to claim the deduction, while providing retirement income to the other spouse, which could reduce taxes when the money is withdrawn during retirement. To be deductible, the total of all amounts that you contribute to […]

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Canadian Tax Tips and Facts You Need to Know for 2013

| January 29, 2014 | 4 Comments
Canadian Tax Tips and Facts You Need to Know for 2013

With Christmas over and the new year here, we can start to get excited for tax filling time! Here are some tips, facts and links to help you get ready for filling your 2013 income taxes and some tips to consider for 2014. You can visit my Youtube page to watch my last episode of […]

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The Beauty of Paying Yourself

| January 6, 2014 | 7 Comments
The Beauty of Paying Yourself

A new year is just around the corner. A time for resolutions and fresh starts. A time to reboot ourselves, break away from old habits and focus on a healthier future. With that in mind, and the spending frenzy leading up to Christmas now behind us, think of how many things people purchase throughout the […]

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Donating a Life Insurance Policy to your Ottawa Church or Charity so Everybody Wins

| December 6, 2013 | 3 Comments
Donating a Life Insurance Policy to your Ottawa Church or Charity so Everybody Wins

  During the holiday season most of us get into the spirit of giving, gifts to family and friends and donations to charities, churches and other community organizations. What if there was a way to maximize your donations to really make a difference and help those that need it and still claim your tax deduction […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Get Critical Illness Insurance

| November 28, 2013 | 9 Comments
Top 10 Reasons to Get Critical Illness Insurance

Do you know anyone who has ever had cancer? How about someone who has had a heart attack or a stroke? Alzheimer’s perhaps? Unfortunately, most of us could probably name several people in our family or circle of friends who have been afflicted with one of these illnesses. Many are surviving. Sadly, many are not. […]

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