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The Questions You Should be Asking When you First Meet a Financial Advisor

Many of us know that having a financial advisor is important, but when you meet with one for the first time, do you know what questions to ask? The questions you ask and the answers you get should help determine if you’re comfortable with letting this person manage your money. It doesn’t matter if you’re [...]

By | 2017-06-21T23:50:00+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Investing, Personal Finance|

My Wife and I Saved a 50% Down Payment and Still Travelled the World

I love reading about personal finance journeys. Nothing excites me more than reading about people overcoming their struggles with money and turning it into something positive. What I don’t enjoy reading are stories about people who have managed to save a ton of money while appearing to do very little. Don’t get me wrong, I’m [...]

By | 2017-06-19T08:41:11+00:00 June 12th, 2017|featured, My Money, Personal Finance|

Making the Most out of Your Summer Spending

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Express. All opinions are my own. Let’s be realistic, summer is the best season of the year right? The weather is excellent and everyone just seems happier at this time of the year. However, summer can be expensive! It’s the season for vacations, [...]

By | 2017-06-08T11:48:54+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Credit cards, featured, Personal Finance|

How to Keep Your Money Safe When Travelling

One of my favourite things about travelling is exchanging my Canadian dollars for the currency of whichever country I’ll be visiting. There’s something about getting different coloured bills which sometimes come in ludicrous denominations that gets me excited about travel. I’ve already covered the best ways to exchange your money, but some people wonder how [...]

By | 2017-06-18T15:12:45+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Budget Travel, Travel|

How we Spent six Days in Portugal for Less than $2,000 Including Airfare

Some of you know that I went to Portugal back in January. Although I’ve mentioned in passing how cheap it is to visit the country when I looked at all my receipts after my trip; I couldn’t believe how little I spent. My six-day trip to Portugal cost me less than $2,000. That’s less than [...]

By | 2017-06-05T09:02:40+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Budget Travel, Destinations, Travel|

The 10 Cheapest Airfare Destinations for Canadians

Cheapflights.ca has just released their annual Compass Report where they took a look at where Canadians are travelling to and how much it costs to get there. The data was taken from searches done on their own site in the last year from six major markets: Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg. The report [...]

By | 2017-06-11T10:21:12+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Budget Travel, Travel|

Tangerine Celebrates Their 20th Anniversary by Giving to Your Favourite Community Initiatives

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tangerine. All opinions are my own. Tangerine is celebrating their 20th anniversary today! To mark the occasion, they’re giving away five cash prizes, including one grand prize of $20,000 to organizations that matter to you! As an early client of Tangerine, I’m very excited [...]

By | 2017-06-08T09:37:11+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|My Money, Personal Finance|

Past Performance is Not Indicative of Future Results

If you’ve ever spoken to an investment advisor who works for a bank, the odds are they showed you charts with the past performance. This is done to show you that the funds are a “proven” winner and you should invest them. However, what they should really be telling you (but never will) is that [...]

By | 2017-05-31T17:08:49+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Investing, Personal Finance|