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5 simple ways to improve yourself

5 Simple Ways to Improve Yourself

As part of National Self-Improvement Month (September), I partnered with Optimity to bring you a story that focuses on health and finances. Read this guest post now and find out why it’s time to reach those personal development goals that you’ve been putting off the whole summer. As the seasons change, take a look at…

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What is a Last Will and Testament?

There is a common misconception that estate planning is only necessary for wealthy people with large homes, fancy cars and expensive art collections. I’m here to debunk that myth by explaining why every adult needs a will (no matter how much money you have) and how to get one in place today.  Who needs a…

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How to Manage Your Money as a New Parent

Having a child is what many people strive for but when that bundle of joy comes, it can be stressful since you’re trying to figure out how to be a new parent while having to adjust to a bunch of new expenses which you may have not anticipated. Understandably, things can get overwhelming fast, but…

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Is Your Kids’ FOMO Ruining Your Finances?

We all know what FOMO is right? If not, it’s an acronym for fear of missing out. FOMO has become a huge thing as of late – okay, maybe it’s just a popular term to describe Millennials, but it really is the new keeping up with the Joneses. Many of us simply see what our…

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Here’s why I’m Changing Careers After 18 Years

If you follow me on Twitter: @barrychoi, then you’ve already heard the news. After 18 years working in television – all with the same company – I put in my resignation. Obviously, it was a very tough decision for me, but I did it for two main reasons. First, I wanted to spend more time…

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Should You Save Your Friends From Money Mistakes?

As a personal finance blogger, I know more about money than the average person. I suppose this is a good thing since I never (hopefully) have to worry about money. But, am I supposed to get involved when the people around me start complaining about money? My logical conclusion is no. It’s not my job…

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How I Improved My Career With a Side Hustle

Some of you know that I started this blog because I didn’t want people to make the same money mistakes I made. What you may not know is that I started the blog shortly after my company went through some downsizing. I just felt like I needed a creative outlet outside of my regular job…

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Budgeting for the First Time

Budgeting for the first time can be a stressful or exciting thing to do. It’s exciting in the sense that you’ll be on your own for the first time, but it’s stressful because all of a sudden you’re responsible for all your expenses. How you budget for your expenses is completely subjective, but there are…

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Saving Big on Baby Accessories

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kijiji Canada. All opinions are my own. Life with Scarlett has been absolutely amazing. She’s almost seven weeks old and has brought so much joy to our family. We wished a long time for her, and now we’re head over heels in love with…

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How We’re Dealing With a Single Income

It’s been about a month and half now since my wife and I became parents and despite some setbacks, we’re finally settling into a routine. Well, a routine with our finances. As any parent knows, infants don’t tend to have fixed schedules. We’re now used to a single income, but like many other parents, sometimes…

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