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Canadian Spring Break Budgeting Tips

As spring break creeps closer and closer there are more Canadians planning on getting away from it all. It's traditional for most, and this is the time numerous Canadian families plan their vacations.

For college students, the break is an alleviation from the chaos of college classes and other stress. For adult Canadians, it is a must needed break from the day to day hum-drum of the 9 to 5, …

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Simple Steps For Surviving The Holiday Season

This article is part of our Finance Hub.

This is one of the most expensive times of the year and for so many it really hits the wallet hard. For those who don't have as much as others--the anxiety and stress can be overwhelming. Just remember, the holidays aren't always about gift giving. Money shouldn't be an issue. The following tips can make a dramatic difference for Canadians this …

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Cyber Monday is Here

Cyber Monday is finally here and we thought we would help shoppers out just a bit. The bottom line here is to save money, right? Cyber Monday is right next to Black Friday and it was established so no shoppers would feel left out. Now, you are supposed to be choosy! Don't fall into every deal you see until you compare it. Canadians shouldn't impulse shop just because a cyber …

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Is Your Small Business Ready For The Holidays?

Preparing your small business for the holidays is of critical importance! It's not something a small business owner should procrastinate about,and there are definitely reliable steps to ensuring everything falls into its rightful order. Any small retailer should want to hear the "cha-ching" of their cash register, so planning for upcoming holiday sales will definitely help. The right software can help small business owners properly plan and prepare without regret. …

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What Money Lessons Have You Learned From Dear Old Dad?

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Father's Day is right around the corner so it only made sense to talk about the impact father's have had in their children's lives, specifically in how they have learned to manage money.  

We learn a great deal from our parents and those closest to us, some good, some practical and some not so much. When it comes to finances, dad is often the key character most young adults have …

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You Can Celebrate Canada Day On A Family Friendly Budget

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It might seem impossible, but let's be serious, a family friendly budget for Canada Day is possible to achieve.  Canada Day isn't so much about spending like millionaires, as it is about celebrating history.  Canadian families can easily have a backyard cookout and reminisce on history and culture without being wasteful.  If you plan on going out on Canada Day, then plan ahead.  Yes, you read it right.  "Planning," …

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Budget Friendly DIY Project Gifts For Mothers Day

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Mothers Day is almost upon us and it is definitely time to begin planning, but where to start?  Most begin with a financial plan -- Okay maybe that's taking things too far but you do need to get the cash together. After all, how else are you going to get that special present?

You'll find that we are all about staying on a budget here.  There are many ways …

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5 Clever Ways You Can Save BIG On Valentines Day

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Valentines Day: it's one of the most commercialized holidays out of the year, next to Christmas.  There is no doubt that this particular day can take a toll on an individuals wallet, but why?  Through the years, Cupid has appeared to present the idea that the only way for lovers to express love and care for one another is through spending that hard earned money , but how much truth …

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5 Smart Ways To Shop And Still Save Big After The Holidays

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While you probably feel all "shopped-out" after the holidays, you may be surprised that this time of year is a great time to keep shopping… if you want to save that is. We understand if you couldn’t bear the Boxing Day Sales, but even as we go through January, there are great discounts to be found. Especially in the electronics section.

Unfortunately, this time is not the best a …

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A Torontoist Strategy For Celebrating New Year's On A Budget

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A new year is an exciting fresh start and chance to flip the page. While it should be celebrated in style, it is also a great time to start the new year with strong financial goals.

Creating and sticking to a budget for your New Year’s celebrations will give you the confidence to stick to it and keep the habit up all year. However, there’s no need to feel restricted. …

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