• Don’t let  Investing Intimidate you

    Don’t let Investing Intimidate you

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TD Direct Investing. All of the opinions are my own. Becoming a self-directed investor made a huge impact on my life. It completely changed [...]

  • Save $30,000 in 30-Minutes by Picking the Right Mortgage

    Save $30,000 in 30-Minutes by Picking the Right Mortgage

    I love to shop around! Nothing excites me more than getting the perfect deal, but it’s also about the right fit. Ever since my wife and I moved into our home, we spent hours picking [...]

  • Living Large With Credit Card Money Hacks

    Living Large With Credit Card Money Hacks

    ** This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of President’s Choice Financial® We all know as we get older, our priorities change, but it’s still funny to see it happen. When I [...]

  • 5 Money Tips Every Student Needs to Know

    5 Money Tips Every Student Needs to Know

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BMO When I was a student, I never thought much about my finances. Sure, I had a part time job which gave me some [...]

  • Kyoto Tourist bus – The Raku bus

    Kyoto Tourist bus – The Raku bus

    If you’re travelling to Kyoto as a tourist, you’ll want to quickly familiar yourself with the Kyoto tourist bus, locally known as the Raku bus. Despite the fact that Kyoto’s public transportation network is quite [...]

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Stop Screwing Your Retirement!

September 5th, 2016|4 Comments

As a personal finance writer, I always try to be positive when I talk about money. I understand that managing your finances is no easy task. I openly admit that I’ve made some mistakes in [...]

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Budgeting Tips for Students

September 1st, 2016|1 Comment

With the start of the school year just a month away, it’s time to start thinking about budgeting tips for students. Generally speaking, students don’t have many expenses but it’s during your school years that [...]

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

August 31st, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

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10 Value Destinations for Canadian Travellers

August 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Were you a Smart Spender This Summer?

August 24th, 2016|1 Comment

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 [...]

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FinTech in Canada Explained

August 22nd, 2016|2 Comments

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 Money Problems in Marriage to Avoid

August 18th, 2016|2 Comments

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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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 [...]

  • How to eat cheap when travelling

The cost of travel: How to eat cheap when travelling

August 15th, 2016|5 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|15 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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