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5 Pieces of Financial Advice I Wish I Knew in my 20’s

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Borrowell. All opinions are my own. Growing up I was fortunate that my parents taught me some of the basics when it came to personal finance. I was encouraged by them to open a bank account when I was young and they told me…

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How These 4 People are Making Side Hustles Work for Them

Side hustles are all the rage these days. If you’re not familiar with the term, side hustles are basically jobs that allow you to earn extra income outside of your regular job. Some people look for side hustles because they want the extra income while others have realized that they can make money from the…

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Stop screwing your retirement

Stop Screwing Your Retirement!

As a personal finance writer, I always try to be positive when I talk about money. I understand that managing your finances is no easy task. I openly admit that I’ve made some mistakes in the past which is why I try to relate what I’ve learned to you. But there’s one thing that drives…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Banks

Although some people have decided to use digital banks only, the majority of Canadians still use brick and mortar banks. There’s nothing wrong with that, but the question is are you getting the most out of your banks? Traditional banks offer a variety of products services but it seems like many people are using them…

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Why I Still Embrace Frugal Living

Like many other people, as I’ve grown older, my income has increased. Think of it as climbing the corporate ladder. Making more money is great, but I still embrace a frugal lifestyle. It’s not like I’m the cheapest person out there, I just like being smart with my money. Don’t get me wrong, I won’t…

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Understanding the RRSP Basics

You’ve likely noticed by now a ton of ads for RRSPs. This is pretty typical from the banks since the end of February is the deadline for contributions for the previous tax year. This is a great reminder for everyone, but RRSP contributions can be made any time during the year so there’s no need…

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Improve Your Credit Score with Borrowell’s Credit Coach

Borrowell’s goal has always been to help Canadians make great decisions about credit. They introduced free credit scores in 2016 and followed that up in 2018 by giving their members access to their full Equifax credit reports (also for free). Both of these features are vital to Canadians who are looking to improve their credit…

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The Top Personal Finance Books for Canadians

People I’ve met are always interested in taking control of their finances but they have no idea where to begin.  I believe that if you read just two books on personal finance that you would probably know more than 80 percent of the population, it’s that easy. You obviously won’t understand everything right away after…

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A Year of the Second-Hand Economy

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kijiji. All opinions are my own. As the year comes to an end one thing that I’m really proud of is how I was able to use the second-hand economy to make and save money. Admittedly, since I was working with Kijiji throughout the…

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How to be money mindful

How to be Money Mindful

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Capital One Canada. All opinions are my own. Over the last few years, I feel like there’s been more education about personal finance. Maybe it’s because I’ve been blogging about the subject for some time now and have seen more bloggers join the community,…

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