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Do you have a will in place? It seems like an odd question, especially for young people, but the truth is that everyone should have a will. The fact, however, is that many don’t. In fact, 56% of Canadian adults do not have a will. Why? Well, there are a few reasons. First off, I [...]

By |2019-10-17T09:35:53-04:00October 7th, 2019|Family finances, Personal Finance|

The Cost of Raising a Child in Canada

I'm at the age now where all my peers are having children. Friends who were never active on Facebook or Instagram all of sudden have plenty to share. I'm happy for you, I really am, but forgive me, I've probably turned off your status updates. Beyond the likes and retweets, the cost of raising a [...]

By |2020-01-14T21:04:56-05:00September 23rd, 2019|Family finances, Personal Finance|

How $18 a Month Could Protect Your Family’s Finances

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RBC Insurance. All opinions are my own. Over the last few years, my wife and I went through two significant life events that drastically affected our finances. We bought our first home in June of 2016, and our daughter was born in the summer [...]

By |2019-02-06T12:16:33-05:00January 21st, 2019|Family finances, Personal Finance|

10 Ways to Save Money on Family Vacations

Travelling with kids can be expensive! Airfare alone could easily cost you a few thousand dollars, so it’s no surprise that parents are always looking for ways to save. Sure, staycations can be fun, but let’s be realistic, many people would much prefer to travel outside of their hometown to take a holiday. Don’t worry, [...]

By |2019-01-25T07:00:49-05:00January 3rd, 2019|Budget Travel, Family finances, Travel|

Rome With a Baby: How to Survive the Eternal City With a Little One

When my daughter was nine months old, we took her to Europe for a three week holiday. Originally we had epic plans of travelling through Scandinavia and ending up in Belgium, but we quickly realized that was a terrible idea. In the end, we settled on Rome and Amsterdam. Rome with a baby may intimidate [...]

By |2018-12-12T20:19:57-05:00November 22nd, 2018|Family finances, Travel|

What are You Willing to do for Financial Independence?

I’m honestly getting really tired of all the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) blogs, articles, and people out there. Don’t get me wrong, I think FIRE is amazing, and if you can achieve it, that’s great. My problem is that in the last little while, FIRE has been making headlines because of people who have [...]

By |2018-11-14T23:35:49-05:00October 22nd, 2018|Family finances, My Money, Personal Finance|