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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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10 tips to save money right now

Saving money is a top priority for many Canadians, but that’s always easier said than done. Everyone knows that eating out less or taking public transportation will help you save, but that’s not always practical. If you want to see a difference in your monthly budget, you may need to make sacrifices. But sometimes, all...read more

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The types of insurance I have

When it comes to insurance, most people only think about health, home and auto insurance. It’s no surprise since those are the most common types of coverage, but is that all the insurance you need? It depends on your personal situation and how important you value things. Someone who has excellent work benefits may not...read more

Whenever a new year comes around, many people make resolutions, and oftentimes these resolutions involve their finances. Setting new goals may be a great way to kick off the New Year, but all too often people don’t stick to their plans and usually revert back to their old ways within a few months. To help...read more

For most people, once you start to approach your 60s you begin to seriously think about how your life will change in your retirement. While earlier in your career you were more focused on building your retirement savings, thoughts now turn in earnest to the reality of transitioning to a new lifestyle. And while it...read more

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These 5 apps can help you save money

  Most people want to save more money, but it’s not always the easiest thing to do. Your expenses seem to keep adding up yet your income fails to keep pace. What are you supposed to do to put more money in your pocket? You could go through your budget and see what expenses you...read more

I have a confession – until about a week before my wedding day, I was still living at home. Although culture certainly played a small role in that decision, it’s not like I was in any rush to move out. My parents encouraged me to stay at home as there was no rent to pay,...read more

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