• Millennial Parents Plan to Spend More on Back-to School Shopping

    Millennial Parents Plan to Spend More on Back-to School Shopping

    It seems like every week there’s a new article about millennial spending habits. Heck, I cover that demographic quite a bit in my writings. I’ve talked about their summer spending, credit card use, and their [...]

  • 10 Value Destinations for Canadian Travellers

    10 Value Destinations for Canadian Travellers

    Yikes! The Labour Day weekend is just a few days away, and that marks the unofficial end of the summer. Now before you start freaking out about missed opportunities, think about the positives. It’s about [...]

  • Can I afford a Vacation?

    Can I afford a Vacation?

    Although travel doesn't have to be expensive, it's definitely worth asking yourself; can I afford a vacation? Sometimes it's a pretty straightforward answer, but in many situations, it's not that simple since we all have [...]

  • Were you a Smart Spender This Summer?

    Were you a Smart Spender This Summer?

    Earlier in the summer, it was reported that spending in the summer was up. Although those numbers haven’t changed much, 56% of millennials feel guilty about their high spending season, this according to a new [...]

  • 5 Money Problems in Marriage to Avoid

    5 Money Problems in Marriage to Avoid

    My wife and I have been married for six years now and I like to think we’ve got our finances figured out. We share expenses, we have a budget, and we know exactly where all [...]

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FinTech in Canada Explained

August 22nd, 2016|1 Comment

FinTech in Canada has been growing at a rapid pace. New players are coming online all the time which has given Canadians more choice when it comes to their financial needs. Even traditional banks have [...]

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5 Back to School Saving Tips

August 16th, 2016|0 Comments

When I was in high school, I used to love back to school shopping. (Yes, there was a time when I enjoyed school). Something about the entire process was thrilling to me. I loved going [...]

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The cost of travel: How to eat cheap when travelling

August 15th, 2016|4 Comments

Eating is one of my favourite things to do when I'm travelling. I absolutely love sampling local cuisine and some of my most memorable travel memories revolve around meals I’ve had. The problem is, eating [...]

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I bought a home, now what?

August 11th, 2016|7 Comments

A few months ago I wrote about how I bought a condo. Despite how much I prepared, there was no way for sure to tell what would happen after I closed. Well, some things went [...]

  • What Happens if I Don’t use my Credit Card

What Happens if I Don’t use my Credit Card?

August 8th, 2016|0 Comments

With increased debt loads across the country, many Canadians, including millennials, have decided to start using cash and debit more. But that brings up an interesting question. What happens if I don’t use my credit [...]

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What are Your Travel Habits?

August 5th, 2016|0 Comments

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics starts today! Something about the games gets me really excited. I love watching the opening ceremonies when all the athletes march in together and all the fans cheer on their [...]

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5 Money Moves to Make now

August 4th, 2016|0 Comments

There are plenty of money moves that we should do but how many of them do we actually go through with? Who wants to worry about the future when spending money right now is so [...]

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The cost of travel: How to save money on hotels

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Everyone wants to know how to save money on hotels. Considering the costs can easily be a huge part of your travel budget, why wouldn’t you want to save? The problem is, hotel prices change [...]

  • Confidence Down for Millennials and Gen Xers

Confidence Down for Millennials and Gen Xers

July 28th, 2016|2 Comments

In just six months, Millennials and Gen Xers have lost confidence in their ability to meet their financial goals. A recent CIBC study saw a 12 per cent drop in both age groups with only [...]

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Get More out of the Canada Child Benefit

July 25th, 2016|0 Comments

The Canada Child Benefit, which was promised by Justin Trudeau during the last federal election, has officially rolled out. The program replaces the Child Care Benefit and is clearly targeted at low to mid-income families [...]

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Canadians Hate Airline Fees

July 21st, 2016|2 Comments

Canadians hate airline fees. I mean, we really hate them. 74 per cent of Canadians feel angry about new airline fees according to a recent survey from Flight Network. Airline fees are nothing new, but [...]

  • The Pros and Cons of DIY Investing

The Pros and Cons of DIY Investing

July 18th, 2016|3 Comments

Becoming a do-it-yourself (DIY) investor is what I consider one of my greatest financial victories. It wasn't an easy decision, truthfully, it was pretty scary at the start. Saving always came naturally for me, but now I [...]

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How to avoid ATM fees

July 14th, 2016|0 Comments

I think it's safe to say that fees have become a major issue for consumers as of late. With improved technology, people are simply tired of paying for certain services that should be automated or [...]

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Free NYC Events and 15% off Gansevoort Hotels

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Despite the weak Canadian dollar, New York continues to be one of the most popular destinations for Canadians. Fortunately, the city has plenty of free things going on this summer, and cheap flights can be [...]

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5 Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid When Applying

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments

For most people, getting a mortgage is a must when purchasing a home. It's a pretty straight-forward process, you borrow money from a lender so you can purchase a home. Despite how "simple" it sounds, there [...]

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