My Wife and I Saved a 50% Down Payment and Still Travelled the World

I love reading about personal finance journeys. Nothing excites me more than reading about people overcoming their struggles with money and turning it into something positive. What I don’t enjoy reading are stories about people who have managed to save a ton of money while appearing to do very little. Don’t get me wrong, I’m…

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money problems in marriage

5 Money Problems in Marriage to Avoid

My wife and I have been married for six years now and I like to think we’ve got our finances figured out. We share expenses, we have a budget, and we know exactly where all our money is going. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about all couples. Money problems in marriage are pretty much…

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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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financial red flags

3 Financial Red Flags in a Relationship

Relationships are like hard. We hopefully won’t go through too many partners before we find that special someone, but way too often we come across relationship red flags that make us wonder if we can do better. It’s easy to overlook superficial issues, but when it comes to financial red flags there are definitely some deal…

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toxic people

5 Toxic People to Cut From Your Life

Keeping up with the Joneses is one of the most popular terms for personal finance writers. It’s a pretty overused term, but it really drives the point across. If you’re unfamiliar with the term it basically refers to when you want to have the same expensive things as your friends or neighbours (the Joneses). The belief…

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Money Mistakes Couples Make

I’ve reached an unfortunate milestone in my life. I’m at the age where some of my peers are getting divorced. I really shouldn’t be too surprised since statistics show that 43% of Canadians will get divorced before the age of 50, but it’s still a sad thing to hear. Back in 2011 Statistics Canada stopped tracking national divorce rates because…

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Joint Bank Accounts

We’ve all had the family finances talk and we’re still alive right?  Good lets move onto one aspect of our finances that affects all of us. Joint bank accounts! Setting up joint accounts are important but so is having individual accounts so each of us still retains a bit of financial independence. The following is…

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