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Spooky spending

It’s October, which means Halloween is just around the corner. From candy to costumes, Canadians are all about spending money to celebrate this Spooktacular holiday. Did you know that Halloween is the 2nd largest shopping season after Christmas? In fact, the scariest thing about Halloween might be how much we spend on it. A fact…

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Do you have a budget? 4 Steps to get you on track.

Controlling spending, reducing debt, and increasing savings can help you reach your goals. And when you see the results of your effort’s, you’ll be motivated to do better. Follow these steps to put your budget on the right track. Understanding the value of budgeting will enable you to manage your day-to-day finances better and make it…

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Checklist for snowbirds-7 things to consider before you head south!

There may not be a snowflake in sight yet but if you’re a Canadian snowbird, you’re counting the days until you head south for the winter. But before you pack your bags there are several issues you should consider, such as U.S. tax laws, travel insurance, and home security. Here are 7 things to consider:…

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6 New Year’s resolutions to help you save money in 2016!

The New Year is a time to reflect on the changes we want or need to make. This year make saving more money part of your list of resolutions. Here are 6 steps to get you started: Step 1. Make, and stick to, a budget A budget is the first step to taking control of…

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5 simple tips to help you save money

Most every one has heard about the “latte factor” when it comes to saving money! The reality is eating out…yes even coffee…can take a big bite out of your monthly budget. Here are some tips to bite back and save! Make your coffee in the mornings instead of stopping or hitting the drive-through for a…

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Top 10 Tips to Keep Costs Down this Thanksgiving

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine having a big Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, all the family, and all on a budget…but hopefully with the tips below you can have an amazing day with family and friends and still be friendly to your finances! Make a list and check it twice! Meal planning is key.…

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The Top 3 RESP Questions Answered

In last week’s post, we discussed 7 things you should know about RESP’s. Today, I want to expand on investing for your child’s future – let’s talk about 3 questions you may have about registered education savings plans or RESPs. What’s the Benefit of an RESP? To sum it up nicely, an RESP is the…

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7 things you should know about RESP’s

Helping to fund your child’s post-secondary school education is one of the most important investment decisions you can make about their future. And in today’s competitive environment, a good education is key to success. With the rising cost of tuition fees and living expenses, personal savings alone may not be enough to cover the cost…

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5 More Tips for Back to School Savings

In one of my previous posts, I showed you how you can take a few easy steps to maximize your back to school savings. Today, I’d like to take some time to provide a few more tips that will make you a smart saver for this crazy season. Track the Sales With only one week…

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Money Saving Tips for Back to School

Get this – the average parent will spend nearly $670 to get one child ready to go back to school. Now if you have a larger family, I can only imagine the headaches you may experience during back to school season (Source: Bankrate). I want to help. Let me show you a few quick tips…

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