Life

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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Getting Serious About Saving With a Newborn

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kijiji Canada. All opinions are my own. It’s been just a few weeks since baby Scarlett was born and my wife and I are adapting to quite a few things. We’re learning how to be new parents, my wife is recovering from an unplanned…

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My Baby Costs so far

**Editor’s note: Since I originally wrote this, I’ve already spent an additional $1,000 on randrom crap. I’ll try to update this page later. Many people know that babies are expensive. But nothing really prepares you for all that extra money you need to spend. My wife and I had already spent a small fortune since…

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Stop Spoiling Your Kids!

Spoiling your kids helps no one. Growing up, I knew a guy who received a Mercedes when he turned 16. He was hugely popular in high school (the car may have something to do with it), but he barely graduated and ended up dropping out of college. He later accumulated $50K in debt, which his…

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Get More out of the Canada Child Benefit

The Canada Child Benefit, which was promised by Justin Trudeau during the last federal election, has officially rolled out. The program replaces the Child Care Benefit and is clearly targeted at low to mid-income families since the payouts are higher. That being said, higher income families will most likely see a notable hit. So what…

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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 to be something you haven’t budgeted for. It’s not your fault, these things come up and you learn to deal…

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Getting on top of Your Student Loan Payments

I’m fortunate enough to have graduated without any student debt. My parents had set up a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) set up for me at a young age so I never to worry about taking out a loan. The cost of a post-secondary education has increased a fair amount since I graduated, so it…

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10 Tips to Help Save Money on Your Wedding

Valentines’s Day was last month and if you and your significant other got engaged, then I congratulate you. I remember my wedding day like it was yesterday (okay maybe not every detail), but I do remember that planning was stressful at times. I’m a pretty relaxed person, but a lot of planning goes into a wedding…

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YOLO or Retire Young?

Turns out that a majority (62 per cent) of Canadian millennials (aged 18-34) say that they have already started saving for retirement and almost half (46 per cent) say they started before the age of 25 according to a new survey done by Tangerine. At face value these stats are pretty impressive when compared to those surveyed in…

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