• The cost of travel: Sticking to your travel budget

    The cost of travel: Sticking to your travel budget

    You’ve done all your research, found a cheap flight, and managed to save on your hotels, but now that you’re on the ground, sticking to your travel budget seems difficult. Listen, I don’t blame you. [...]

  • 5 Things I’ve Cheaped out on but you Shouldn’t

    5 Things I’ve Cheaped out on but you Shouldn’t

    The reason I started this blog is so people would hopefully learn from my mistakes. Well, my financial mistakes that is (life is another thing). Looking back, it’s pretty amusing at some of the silly/stupid [...]

  • Got $10,000? Here’s What to do With it

    Got $10,000? Here’s What to do With it

    If we’ve recently come into a windfall of cash - from a gift, lottery, or inheritance - figuring out what to do with it is trickier than it seems. Paying down debts or increasing our [...]

  • The Best Rides in Walt Disney World

    The Best Rides in Walt Disney World

    I love Orlando! The funny thing is, I’ve only been twice. It’s not like I’m some giant Disney nerd (although I do like Disney), nor am I a Harry Potter fan who needs to see [...]

  • How to set up an Automatic Savings Program with Tangerine

    How to set up an Automatic Savings Program with Tangerine

    One of my top tips for saving money is to make things automatic. What that means is that you would set up automatic withdrawals, so your savings becomes your number one priority. It sounds simple [...]

  • Tangerine Investment Funds Review

Tangerine Investment Funds Review

November 22nd, 2016|6 Comments

Tangerine recently updated one of their investment funds and added a new one to their roster, so it was time to update this post. From a straight investing standpoint, the funds are still one [...]

  • You're not actually good with your moneu

5 Signs You’re not Actually Good With Your Money

November 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Growing up I was taught good financial lessons. Money management never seemed to be a big issue for me. I started working when I was sixteen, so I always had some pocket money, but I still [...]

  • stop making RRSP excuses

Stop Making RRSP Excuses

November 17th, 2016|0 Comments

November is financial literacy month, it’s a time to get your money in order. With that said, I wonder how many people have made an RRSP contribution for 2016 so far? Yes, I realize Christmas [...]

  • There aren't many tricks to getting cheap flights

10 Tricks to Getting Cheap Flights Busted

November 15th, 2016|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 [...]

  • The basics of travel insurance

The cost of travel: The basics of travel insurance

November 14th, 2016|4 Comments

The basics of travel insurance are often overlooked. Some people don’t understand what travel insurance covers while some don’t bother with it at all. This is a huge mistake. Canadians might be used to free [...]

  • Money Questions

Your money questions answered: Getting personal

November 10th, 2016|2 Comments

When I started this blog, my goal was to share my experiences and maybe help some people learn about money at the same time. I try to pick topics that are relevant or important to [...]

  • The top searched destinations by Canadians

The Top Searched Destinations by Canadians in 2016

November 7th, 2016|0 Comments

The end of the year is still two months away, but travel search engine skyscanner.ca just released their data on the top searched destinations by Canadians in 2016. You might be surprised to find that London [...]

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Mortgage Basics Explained

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of FSCO. All opinions are my own. Earlier in the year, my wife and I had bought our first home. Because we had done our [...]

  • hobbies or debt

Hobbies or Debt?

October 31st, 2016|2 Comments

When given the choice between spending on hobbies or paying down debt, our decision should be easy to make. But unlike death and taxes which are certain in life, we still have a choice when [...]

  • Payday loans are the worst

Payday Loans are the Worst!

October 27th, 2016|0 Comments

If you didn’t know, payday loans are the worst! The amount of interest you’ll end up paying is insane - think 500%+. Yes, you read that right, you could end up paying FIVE HUNDRED percent [...]

  • investing demystified

Investing Demystified

October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

I don't normally take guest posts but when Lars Kroijer, a former hedge fund manager based in London reached out to me, I was intrigued. He created a series of videos that explains how investing with index [...]

  • Asakusa temple in Tokyo

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Japan?

October 21st, 2016|24 Comments

If you plan on travelling to Japan the  the first question most people ask is how much does it cost to go to Japan? There's a big misconception that Japan is expensive, but I didn't find it [...]

  • RBC Rewards App

Redeem and Track Your RBC Rewards Points With the new app

October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RBC. All opinions are my own. I love credit card rewards programs. Nothing excites me more than collecting points since I can use them [...]

  • pay attention to your money

Pay Attention to Your Money!

October 17th, 2016|0 Comments

One of my favourite shows on TV right now is Ballers (although season 2 was terrible). If you’re unfamiliar with the issue, it features Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a Spencer Strasmore, a financial manager who [...]

  • When saving goes wrong

When Saving Goes Wrong

October 13th, 2016|0 Comments

I’ve always been big on saving, but I also believe in spending. I never understood why people would go through all the effort of saving and then not spend any of it. I suppose some [...]

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