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Tokyo Hostel Guide: The Best Hostels in Tokyo

Japan is often mistaken as an expensive country, but there are plenty of cheap accommodations in Tokyo. In my Tokyo hostel guide, I’ll not only share with you the cheap hostels in Tokyo, but also the best hostels in Tokyo. Regardless of how much you want to spend or your preference in location, one of [...]

By | 2018-02-15T22:53:28+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Budget Travel, Destinations, featured, Travel|

What to do When You’re Ready to Change Jobs

As many of you know, I changed careers earlier this year. I went from working in television to becoming a finance writer. This career change obviously didn’t happen overnight, and to be perfectly honest, I didn’t think I would actually change jobs until the birth of my daughter. That being said, a few things happened [...]

By | 2018-02-10T22:21:14+00:00 February 12th, 2018|featured, My Money, Personal Finance|

Around the World in 10 Music Festivals

With the Glastonbury music festival currently on hiatus, where does a music lover head to instead? From rock, pop, Indie and everything in-between alternatives, The Travel Corporation Canada shares some of the best festivals around the world worth using your travel points this year. Whatever you choose, make sure to drink a lot of water and of [...]

By | 2018-02-03T21:08:42+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Destinations, featured, Travel|

10 Common Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

Travel scams are the worst, there’s no way to ruin your mood and vacation when you realize you’ve been ripped off. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, someone will try to take advantage of you. The good thing is, most travel scams are similar throughout the world, so you can protect yourself [...]

By | 2018-02-06T16:18:59+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Budget Travel, featured, Travel|

PC Financial World Elite Mastercard Review

**Disclosure: I have worked with PC Financial in the past, but I received no financial compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. Looking for a PC Financial World Elite Mastercard review? I’ve got you covered. The PC Financial World Elite Mastercard is one of the most popular cards on the market since you [...]

By | 2018-02-19T10:30:12+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Credit cards, Personal Finance|

Should You Balance Transfer Your Credit Cards?

When dealing with debt, one strategy that I always recommend is debt consolidation. There are a few different ways of doing it, but the general idea is, you get a low-interest loan and pay off all your debts. After that, you’ll just be paying a single loan at that lower rate. Alternatively, you could do [...]

By | 2018-01-31T20:53:06+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Credit cards, Personal Finance|

SPG Amex Promo for Marriott Cardholders

As you may have heard, Chase is closing all credit card accounts in Canada as of March 15th, 2018. This is huge news since their cards had no foreign transaction fees. In addition, they were the credit card partner for Marriott Rewards. If you’re loyal to the Marriott brand, you’re likely concerned about your ability [...]

By | 2018-01-23T07:24:57+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Credit cards, Travel, Travel news|

Top Travel Destination’s for Valentine’s Day

If you’re planning something special for Valentine’s day, how about going on a trip? Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year and it happens to be the week right before the long weekend this year so it’s the perfect time to take some extended time off with your special someone. The question is, where [...]

By | 2018-01-28T19:51:51+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Budget Travel, Travel|