• The cost of travel: How to pick a vacation destination

    The cost of travel: How to pick a vacation destination

    Normally I don't get bothered about any travel questions, but one thing that does annoy me is when people ask how to pick a vacation destination? It's not that the question bothers me, but I [...]

  • Dubai on a Budget

    Dubai on a Budget

    Dubai on a budget may sound like an impossible task but the city can be done for a reasonable price. Staying at five-star hotels won’t be an option and you probably won’t be having any [...]

  • Budgeting for a Baby: 10 Must-dos

    Budgeting for a Baby: 10 Must-dos

    Budgeting for a baby is never an easy task. The excitement of becoming a parent and holding your incredibly cute child is one thing but babies are expensive! No matter how you plan, there always seems [...]

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Traveling to London for the First Time

June 23rd, 2016|1 Comment

Traveling to London for the first time can be incredibly intimidating. I remember the first time I went, I tried to learn everything I could about the city, but no amount of preparation could get [...]

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Are Travel Agents on the Rise?

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

I haven't used a travel agent since 2008. With so many resources online, its never been easier to research and book travel. Besides my parents, I don't know many people who have used one in [...]

  • Learning From Others Mistakes

Learning From Others Mistakes

June 20th, 2016|4 Comments

One of the main reasons I started this blog is because I wanted people to learn from my mistakes. Fortunately, the mistakes I made didn't affect me long term, but I could have saved a [...]

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Scotiabank Momentum Visa Review

June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Talk to any person with knowledge about Canadian credit cards and they'll tell you that the Scotia Momentum VISA Infinite card is the best cash back credit card (with a fee) available. What makes this [...]

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8 Shopping Rules to Stick to

June 13th, 2016|3 Comments

A little while back I wrote about the 8 rules of personal finance. It was a fun take on the Fight Club rules that would hopefully ensure you don't get knocked out financially. I decided to [...]

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Culture Shock in London

June 9th, 2016|4 Comments

Since I have family in London, I’ve been visiting on a semi-regular basis over the last decade. When my friends at Expedia.ca asked me if I wanted to head over again, I obviously couldn’t turn [...]

  • Budgeting for a trip

The cost of travel: Budgeting for a trip

June 8th, 2016|0 Comments

As a budget travel expert, I get a lot of questions about, well, budget travel. I take great pride in the fact that I've been able to visit some amazing places on a modest budget [...]

Assembling Your Real Estate Team

June 6th, 2016|7 Comments

So I bought a condo, we actually took possession a few days ago. Surprised I didn't mention it? It happened pretty quickly, but buying a home has been something my wife and I had been [...]

  • Free Things to do in London South Bank

Free Things to do in London

June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

London is one of the best cities in the world but admittedly, it's one of the most expensive places I've ever visited. Expedia.ca asked me if I was interested in heading back there so of course, I [...]

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5 Ways to get Over Your Money Fears

May 30th, 2016|2 Comments

Forgive me if you've heard this before; Canadian debt is at an all-time high. This used to be a big deal but even I admit that I don't even pay that much attention to this [...]

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Must see Places in London’s South Bank

May 26th, 2016|1 Comment

I have family in London and I find it amazing how there's something new in the city whenever Whether it be a new skyscraper, a trendy restaurant, or a brand new attraction, there's always something to [...]

  • Survive an Airport Layover

How to Survive an Airport Layover Without Spending Money

May 25th, 2016|3 Comments

Particularly for those traveling on a budget, airport layovers can be costly, inconvenient and difficult to endure. While the airport lounges and expensive members clubs can offer a welcome respite, if you’re trying to keep [...]

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3 Credit Mistakes we Make

May 23rd, 2016|7 Comments

When we talk about credit mistakes, we tend to think about the obvious mistakes such as carrying a balance, or not paying our bills on time. Mistakes happen to all of us, including those of us [...]

  • Staying closer to home

Are you Staying Closer to Home This Summer?

May 19th, 2016|4 Comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tangerine. All opinions are 100% mine. I just returned from Europe and had an absolute blast. There’s nothing quite like heading to a faraway [...]

  • Financial Advisor is Ripping you off

4 Signs That Your Financial Advisor is Ripping you off

May 16th, 2016|4 Comments

Before I became a do-it-yourself investor, I worked with a financial advisor at an investment firm. Although there were a few times where I questioned his knowledge, I honestly believed that he was looking out [...]

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