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Your spring home maintenance checklist

With last winter’s snow and ice finally gone, and as temperatures get a little warmer each day, it’s time to start thinking about spring. However, before setting up the patio furniture and firing up the grill for the upcoming BBQ season, be sure to check out your property for signs of seasonal damage. Winter storms...read more

Having a baby for the first time (or another child) is exciting, but stressful at the same time. You’ll be dealing with a lack of sleep, constant feedings, diaper changes and quite often, a significant drop in income. Expenses you’ve never had to deal with in the past will all of a sudden start adding...read more

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Emerging jobs in Canada

Even if you graduated high school within just the past few years, there’s a good chance that you’re not all that familiar with some of the new careers that continue to emerge in Canada. That’s because every year, new types of jobs are created as technology develops and the economy shifts. For example, in 2010...read more

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Rightsizing your retirement home

One of the factors shaping Canada’s future is that we have an aging population. Since 1960, the percentage of seniors has increased from 8% of the population to 14% in 2010 and is expected to reach 25% by 2036. This will raise the country’s national median age to 45 years of age. This is expected...read more

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March is fraud prevention month

March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada and for the past 17 years, this event has showcased ways to avoid becoming a victim of targeted fraud. Sponsored by the Government of Canada through the Competition Bureau of Canada, the goal of Fraud Prevention Month is to raise awareness around the increasing instances of fraud and...read more

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How to avoid lifestyle creep

Back in 2004, I landed my first full-time job that paid me $40,000 a year. This was a huge accomplishment for me, which came with a pretty big pay bump. Instead of treating myself to something nice with my first big paycheque, I focused on increasing my savings. I’m not sure why I did this...read more

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Must have apps for 2021

One of the takeaways from the COVID-19 pandemic is the growing reliance on smartphone apps. Whether helping us keep in touch with friends and family, ordering groceries online, or performing other necessary tasks, apps have become deeply entrenched in everyday life. With the growing reliance on apps, you might be asking yourself what apps do...read more

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