Parenting

10 Ways to Save Money on Family Vacations

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,…

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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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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…

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Budgeting for a Baby – What I Wish I Knew

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kijiji. All opinions are my own. This past weekend, my daughter Scarlett turned one. It’s been a crazy year adjusting as new parents with many ups and downs. As a personal finance expert, I wish I could tell you that we had all our…

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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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19 Tips for Travelling With a Baby for the First Time

As avid travellers, my wife and I knew we would eventually travel with baby Scarlett. Some people prefer to wait six months to a year before travelling with their baby, but we decided to do it at four months. We weren’t intimidated by the challenge of travelling with a baby, but I do admit I…

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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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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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