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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As you can imagine, I write, talk, and read a lot about money. It’s a huge interest of mine so naturally I come across some amazing stories, but quite often I hear some money myths over and over again that just aren’t true. I have no idea where any of these money myths originated from, but…

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money fears

Forgive me if you’ve heard this before; Canadian debt is at an all-time high. This used to be a big deal but even I admit that I don’t even pay that much attention to this ratio anymore. It’s not that I don’t care but it seems like some people I speak with have just accepted…

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serious about money

About 7 years ago I was on top of the world. I was doing well in my career, and I had recently gotten engaged to my girlfriend. Paying for the wedding wasn’t a huge concern since I had been saving for a long time, plus I had been making steady RRSP contributions so I figured I…

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Make more money

For many of us what we earn at our day jobs is our only source of income. This isn’t a bad thing, but I think it’s fair to say that many of our salaries are barely keeping up with inflation. This seems to be a cost of life these days, but rising prices can drastically affect our…

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What do you really know about money?

We’re quickly approaching the end of Financial Literacy Month in Canada so hopefully you’ve been taking the time to learn more about your money. If not, what has been stopping you? Many people out there believe that they’re doing just fine with their money, so there’s no need to learn more, but what do you really…

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My parents are awesome, they may have driven me mad (okay maybe I drove them mad) as a teenager, but there’s no doubt that they taught me a lot about money. Some of what I learned was a direct result of what they taught me, but there are also a lot of things I picked…

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How many people made a New Year’s resolution to save more money? I would imagine a ton of people did, but how many of you are able to actually do so? Saving money can be easy as long as you stop wasting money. Eating out all the time and shopping excessively are the obvious answers, but…

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November is financial literacy month! Exciting right? Okay, maybe it’s just exciting for those of us who blog about money, and for those who are trying to make money. Managing our money is hard enough so it’s no surprise that many of us glaze over when we hear money terms in the news that makes no…

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Knowing your employee benefits can either earn you a lot of money or save you a lot of money. If you don’t take advantage of all your employee benefits you might be losing out on free money so be sure you take a detailed look at what your employer offers and what you can claim.…

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