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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

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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budgeting for a baby

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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save money on your wedding

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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Retire young

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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smart money habits for millennials

7 Smart Money Habits for Millennials

I fall into the upper age bracket of the millennial category so I always find it fascinating when I see money reports about this age demographic. I wish I book marked all the different reports but I remember one headline saying that millennials aren’t saving as much as boomers did, while another said that they…

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teach your kids about money

6 Tips for How to Teach Kids About Money

My daughter turns four this year and she already has a clear grasp of money. It’s not like my wife and I went out of out way to educate her, but we’ve introduced concepts that relate to daily life. For example, when she was younger she would freak out if she didn’t get something right…

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