• Airbnb In Japan: Tokyo and Kyoto

    Airbnb In Japan: Tokyo and Kyoto

    With hotels being notoriously expensive, it’s no surprise that Airbnb in Japan has become very popular. The next question of course is where should you stay? No matter what city you’re in, accommodations can be […]

  • Are Immigrant Children Better Off?

    Are Immigrant Children Better Off?

    Last week BMO released a New Canadian Study where they found more than half of immigrant parents believe their children will be better off in Canada. As a child of immigrant parents, there’s no arguing […]

  • Why Hidden City Ticketing Hurts Travellers

    Why Hidden City Ticketing Hurts Travellers

    By now you’ve probably heard of hidden city ticketing, aka. throwaway ticketing. It became popular when 22-year old computer whiz, Aktarer Zaman created the website Skiplagged which helps people abuse the airline hub-and-spoke business model. This is a clear violation […]

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Get Free Attraction Passes From The Library

July 22nd, 2015|6 Comments

By now most people have figured out that the library is a valuable resource if you’re looking to save money. The most obvious example is by borrowing books instead of buying them. Most libraries these […]

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Are Robo Advisors In Canada Right For You?

July 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Taking control of my finances and becoming a do-it-yourself investor was one of my greatest accomplishments. I always tell people that it’s pretty easy to become a DIY investor, all you need to do is […]

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Japan Travel Blog: Endless Discovery

July 16th, 2015|7 Comments

Japan is a country like no other. Tokyo is a fast paced city that’s ahead of the times, while the monuments of ancient Kyoto bring you back 100s of years. If you were to ask any traveller, I’m sure […]

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Aga Khan Museum Review

July 15th, 2015|0 Comments

If you’ve driven down the Don Valley Parkway in the last few years you’ve probably noticed the construction around Wynford Drive. Well the cranes are long gone, and the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili complex is now […]

  • Are you a seasonal spender?

Are you a seasonal spender?

July 13th, 2015|8 Comments

I love the summer, when the sun is out it just encourages me to get out there and do more things. It doesn’t matter if it’s a stroll down the waterfront, trying a new restaurant, […]

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Get 50% Off The KnowRoaming SIM Sticker + $5 Credit

July 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Exclusive to Money We Have fans and YYZ Travel Advice & Recommendations Facebook members. Save 50% off the KnowRoaming SIM Sticker & receive a free $5 credit by using my KnowRoaming discount code BARCHO954 at knowroaming.com.

KnowRoaming’s Global SIM Sticker connects you […]

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Take The Fear Out Of Flying With Travel Insurance

July 9th, 2015|6 Comments

It may sound crazy but some people avoid travel because of the potential inconvenience. My post today appears at the TuGo Travel Insurance blog where I explain why travel insurance can help people get over their irrational fears […]

  • Do same-sex couples face unique financial challenges?

Do Same-Sex Couples Face Unique Financial Challenges?

July 8th, 2015|6 Comments

As I’m sure you heard by now, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. The announcement ended up being a worldwide celebration as people from […]

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Does Applying For A Credit Card Affect Your Credit Score?

July 6th, 2015|2 Comments

I’m a huge fan of credit cards. As a self-proclaimed points whore, I try to charge everything I can to my credit cards so I can maximize the rewards. Without a doubt, the quickest way to accumulate more points […]

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RRSP Update – Jul. 1, 2015

July 2nd, 2015|6 Comments

During my last update I was excited to report that my RRSP had passed the $100K mark which was a psychological goal, but as you’ll see below, I’m no longer at the 6 digit mark.

You don’t even […]

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What My Parents Taught Me About Money

June 29th, 2015|4 Comments

My parents are awesome, they may have driven me mad (okay maybe I drove them mad) as a teenager, but there’s no doubt that they taught me a lot about money. Some of what I […]

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Food In Japan To Try

June 25th, 2015|12 Comments

Food in Japan is amazing, it’s actually one of the reasons I decided to return to the country. When I first visited Japan 7 years ago, I was on a limited budget, but this time […]

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