Should You Lend Money to Friends or Family

Should You Lend Money to Friends or Family?

One of the most common questions I get is should you lend money to family or friends? Generally speaking, I’d advise against it, but I understand it’s a complicated situation. You want to help if you can, but at the same time, money can ruin relationships. I personally have been burned twice lending money to…

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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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5 Reasons You Need to Create a Will Before Your Next Trip

Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or taking your first big trip, the key to a stress-free vacation is planning ahead. But before you start packing your flip flops and swimsuit, make sure you’ve got this one essential travel item: a will. Why do you need a will before heading out on your trip, you ask?…

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How do Supplementary Credit Cards Work?

Whenever you sign up for a new credit card, you’re always asked if you want to add a supplementary card or an authorized user credit card. These two options are the same thing and sometimes people refer to it as a joint credit card. Getting a supplementary card is a great option for many people…

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5 friends that F up your finances

5 Friends that F up Your Finances

One of my personal finance books is the Millionaire Next Door. Without going into too many details, it explains how research finds that people who appear rich may not actually appear to be rich. It makes sense in hindsight since the people who are actually rich save their money instead of spending their cash on…

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3 Things to do With Your Money After Getting Married

I got serious about my money when I proposed to my wife nine years ago. Saving for the engagement ring was a big deal, and I knew we would have a lot of upcoming expenses as we started to plan for our wedding. Fortunately, my wife and I were on the same page, but there…

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Shannon Lee Simmons

Money Sit-downs With Shannon Lee Simmons

I had a chance to sat down with Shannon Lee Simmons, author of Worry-Free Money who recently partnered with Interac where talked about money and life. As a certified financial planner, Shannon helps her clients maintain or get their finances back on track. What you may not realize is that it doesn’t matter if you…

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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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7 Ways our Non-Traditional Wedding Saved us Money

Weddings are expensive. Yes, there is nothing new with this statement. You read about how expensive weddings are in every corner of the internet. Whether you’re an avid reader of fashion blogs, sports highlights, or (hello) personal finance information – we all talk about marriage. The curse of the wedding day cost Once you get…

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What’s the Best Thing you can do in 5 Minutes?

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sonnet Insurance. All opinions are my own. As a new parent, time management has become a serious issue for me. As soon as Scarlett was born, I was juggling way too many things. I was trying to figure out the whole fatherhood thing, I…

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