• What the Middle Class Can’t Afford Anymore

    What the Middle Class Can’t Afford Anymore

    In an alarming trend, the Canadian middle class seems to be struggling. Gone are the days of a dual income household being able to comfortable afford a home, kids, and retirement. Replaced now by heavy [...]

  • The Best Travel Credit Cards in Canada

    The Best Travel Credit Cards in Canada

    Frequently I'm asked what the best travel credit cards in Canada are. Depending on what your needs, I'll have a different answer, but most of the time people are looking for a card that offers [...]

  • Introducing the Tangerine Credit Card

    Introducing the Tangerine Credit Card

    After years of demand and months of rumours, the Tangerine Credit Card was officially announced today. Currently in the preview stage, the card will be officially known as the Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card. It really shouldn't [...]

  • budget for yourself, not someone else

Budget for Yourself, Not for Someone Else

October 5th, 2015|4 Comments

Often people ask me for budgeting tips. It could be a general question such as what's the best way to budget, or sometimes it gets a bit more personal e.g. how much do I save and [...]

  • RRSP update

RRSP Update – Oct. 1, 2015

October 1st, 2015|7 Comments

Okay so during my last update I stated that I was going to start making these updates only twice a year since there's really not much to report on a quarterly basis, but my have [...]

  • Take the steps to prepare for unemployment

How to Prepare for Unemployment

September 28th, 2015|2 Comments

Being unemployed can be terrifying. We all have financial obligations to meet and not having a job for even a short period of time can sometimes cause some serious damage in our lives. The good [...]

  • How to build a good credit score

Building a Good Credit Score

September 24th, 2015|2 Comments

I write about debt a lot. It's not that I particularly enjoy writing about debt, it's unfortunately just a subject that many people can relate to-- Canadians have record debt levels after all. We get [...]

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Credit Education Week 2015

September 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Did you know that Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC) runs from November 9th - 13th this year? November is the Financial Literacy month in Canada and the CEWC is part of a national effort to raise financial [...]

  • mistakes couples make

Money Mistakes Couples Make

September 21st, 2015|4 Comments

I've reached an unfortunate milestone in my life. I'm at the age where some of my peers are getting divorced. I really shouldn't be too surprised since statistics show that 43% of Canadians will get divorced before the age [...]

  • Never say these things when buying a car

What Not to Say When Buying a Car

September 17th, 2015|6 Comments

A few years back my wife and I decided to buy a car. We did our research and knew the exact model we wanted and the value of the car. We were very comfortable with our [...]

  • the factors that affect your life insurance premiums

Factors That Affect Your Life Insurance Premiums

September 14th, 2015|4 Comments

Life insurance should be a part of everyone's financial plan, yet it's often ignored or forgotten. Having a policy in place is important because it's meant to protect your loved ones financially in the event you pass [...]

  • There aren't many tricks to getting cheap flights

10 Tricks to Getting Cheap Flights Busted

September 10th, 2015|11 Comments

Getting a good deal on airfare has never been easier. With so many websites out there finding an awesome deals, it's not uncommon to hear of a friend that booked a flight for a price [...]

  • Forget to budget for

5 Things People Forget to Budget for

September 7th, 2015|12 Comments

It doesn't matter how old we are, or how much we make, having a budget in place is essential. Setting one up is pretty straight forward, but many of us forget to budget for quite [...]

  • surfing

Fall and Winter Travel Ideas for Canadians

September 3rd, 2015|6 Comments

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

August 31st, 2015|6 Comments

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 [...]

  • using your mobile abroad

Options For Using Your Mobile Abroad

August 27th, 2015|0 Comments

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 [...]

  • common money mistakes

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 [...]

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