• Budget for Yourself, Not for Someone Else

    Budget for Yourself, Not for Someone Else

    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 – Oct. 1, 2015

    RRSP Update – Oct. 1, 2015

    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 […]

  • How to Prepare for Unemployment

    How to Prepare for Unemployment

    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 […]

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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|8 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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|10 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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