• Fall and Winter Travel Ideas for Canadians

    Fall and Winter Travel Ideas for Canadians

    It’s been a rough few months for Canadians, our economy is now officially in recession and the dollar has fallen to an all time low for the year. Sure our dollar doesn’t go as far as it […]

  • Money Myths Busted

    Money Myths Busted

    As you can imagine, I write, talk, and read a lot about money. It’s a huge interest of mine so naturally I come across some amazing stories, but quite often I hear some money myths over […]

  • Options For Using Your Mobile Abroad

    Options For Using Your Mobile Abroad

    Let’s be realistic, who doesn’t travel without their cellphone these days? They offer so much convenience that it would be silly not to travel with it. The problem is, when using your mobile abroad, roaming […]

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Picking the Right Travel Insurance Policy

August 26th, 2015|0 Comments

It’s hard to believe, but some people still travel without the right insurance. My post today appears at the TuGo Travel blog where I explain how to pick the right travel insurance for your needs.

Travelling without the […]

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7 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Save

August 24th, 2015|2 Comments

Saving more money is a pretty common goal, but for many of us it seems like an impossible task. No matter how hard we try, our bank accounts never seem to grow. Is it possible that […]

  • Take advantage of your employee stock purchase plan

Don’t Ignore Your Employee Stock Purchase Plan

August 20th, 2015|0 Comments

An employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) is a lucrative benefit– it’s essentially free money and who doesn’t like free money? ESPPs aren’t available to everyone, but if your company does offer one as a benefit, it’s […]

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Recognizing bad Financial Advisors

August 17th, 2015|0 Comments

When you’re first starting off, investing with a financial advisor at the retail level is perfectly fine, but you need to understand their limitations. Generally speaking, they’ll only be able to recommend you funds that […]

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Travel Fees And Charges To Avoid

August 13th, 2015|8 Comments

After booking your trip, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is travel fees, but since they always seem to have a way of creeping up on us. They may not cost us much on an […]

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Managing Your Money in Your 20’s

August 10th, 2015|14 Comments

If you’re in your 20’s, what you do with your money now could have a lasting impact on your financial future. Hopefully you’ve already accepted and come to terms with the money truths, so it’s […]

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Preventing Fraud and Identity Theft

August 6th, 2015|5 Comments

As security measures get better, fraud and identity theft has decreased, but that doesn’t means we should let our guard down. Criminals can still access our information with sophisticated methods, or they can go old school and […]

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Has Paying Down Debt Become Easier?

August 3rd, 2015|4 Comments

A few weeks back the Bank of Canada decided to cut interest rates for the second time this year. The fear was that Canada was near a recession and the lower rate would increase spending. […]

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Airbnb In Japan: Tokyo and Kyoto

July 30th, 2015|2 Comments

With hotels being notoriously expensive, it’s no surprise that Airbnb in Japan has become very popular. The next question of course is where should you stay? No matter what city you’re in, accommodations can be […]

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Are Immigrant Children Better off?

July 27th, 2015|4 Comments

Last week BMO released a New Canadian Study where they found more than half of immigrant parents believe their children will be better off in Canada. As a child of immigrant parents, there’s no arguing […]

  • Hidden city ticketing is not worth the risks

Why Hidden City Ticketing Hurts Travellers

July 23rd, 2015|2 Comments

By now you’ve probably heard of hidden city ticketing, aka. throwaway ticketing. It became popular when 22-year old computer whiz, Aktarer Zaman created the website Skiplagged which helps people abuse the airline hub-and-spoke business model. This is a clear violation […]

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Get Free Attraction Passes From the Library

July 22nd, 2015|6 Comments

Most people have figured out that the library is a valuable resource if you’re looking to save money. The most obvious example is by borrowing books instead of buying them. Many libraries these days have […]

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Are Robo Advisors in Canada Right for you?

July 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Taking control of my finances and becoming a do-it-yourself investor was one of my greatest accomplishments. I always tell people that it’s pretty easy to become a DIY investor, all you need to do is […]

  • Shinbashidori in Kyoto is said to be the most beautiful street in Asia

Japan Travel Blog: Endless Discovery

July 16th, 2015|7 Comments

Japan is a country like no other. Tokyo is a fast paced city that’s ahead of the times, while the monuments of ancient Kyoto bring you back 100s of years. If you were to ask any traveller, I’m sure […]

  • Aga Khan Museum

Aga Khan Museum Review

July 15th, 2015|0 Comments

If you’ve driven down the Don Valley Parkway in the last few years you’ve probably noticed the construction around Wynford Drive. Well the cranes are long gone, and the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili complex is now […]

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