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Our Favourite Online Resources for Learning About Your Finances

It isn’t easy out there for anyone who is starting at square one with learning about personal finances. Thankfully, there are a ton of valuable resources online to help you start learning about your finances. And without further adieu, here is a comprehensive list of our favourite online resources to guide you along your financial journey.

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What is a Money Order and How Do You Get One?

We all send out payments in many ways each day. Whether it’s getting your morning latte, buying a new pair of winter boots, helping a friend in a financial crisis, or paying electric and internet bills, you’re making payments. And not surprisingly, there are tons of different ways to send your money into the right hands.

Next to good old fashioned cash and cheques, one of the more traditional forms of sending payments is through a money order. If you haven’t used one before, you might be surprised to learn that they’ve actually been around for over a century. They were first introduced in 1882 by American Express, later becoming known as traveler’s checks (take that to your next trivia night).

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Meal Planning on a Budget

If you’re struggling with figuring out how to fit your daily meals around into your budget, keep reading! We’ll give you the best tips on how to maximize your budget by decreasing the money you spend on groceries—and how to do it all without going into starvation mode.

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How to Financially Prepare for a Recession

Nobody likes to think about recessions and all the havoc which they can bring upon a society and to the economy. Nevertheless, many people have lived through and experienced the plights of recessions. Although they take a toll on virtually everyone, members of society who are most vulnerable and least prepared tend to suffer on considerably higher levels. This is what makes financial preparation so absolutely paramount. Failure to plan …

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How to Pick the Right Career

An individual's chosen career is a life-impacting and monumental decision. The occupation which one chooses will directly affect their income, opportunities, and quality of life. While some individuals naturally come across their careers, other people take more time before discovering their desired occupations. Both scenarios are OK; each person grows and develops at their own pace. However, people who fall into the latter category will likely benefit from some advice …

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How to Financially Prepare for a Job Resignation

One of the starkest realities regarding the professional world is that people often quit, or resign from, their jobs. This can happen for many reasons; sometimes people have to relocate, move across country, or a new opportunity presents itself. In other scenarios, the employee may be displeased with new management, the workplace environment, protocols, customers, etc. Regardless of the associated reasons, job resignations are simply inevitable parts of life. However, …

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How to Make Money on Instagram

Many individuals dream of earning thousands of dollars each month on Instagram. While this can happen, lucrative Instagram careers generally take time and require interactive, plentiful followers. Strategic marketing, partnerships with brands, offered services, etc are some ways in which people can earn income from the use of their Instagram pages, according to Shopify . Each month, there are 800 million users who use Instagram; each day, there are 500 …

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Financial Advice for Small Business Owners

As the world of work evolves, more and more individuals are deciding to become small business owners. Of course, there are various motivations behind this decision: some people like the idea of owning an enterprise, others may be in search of higher pay and more lucrative, professional opportunities. Nevertheless, regardless of one's reason for starting a small business, it is quite a big step. There are several common and critical …

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Financial Advice for Less Well-Off Individuals

Life is different for each and every person. People have different work lives, different families, and different situations. Some people make millions per year while others make thousands. Some individuals are able to independently support themselves which other may receive assistance from friends, relatives, or even the government. Despite the stereotypes and assumptions which are usually made regarding high-income people and low-income people, the great equalizer comes in the form …

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How to Earn Income as a College Student

Nine times out of ten, most young people decide to attend college after finishing high school. While this decision can be beneficial regarding success in various occupations, earning at least one source of income during one's time in college is always an advantageous decision. Earning income not only grants students the ability to have their own money but moreover breeds personal responsibility. However, there are certain jobs and opportunities which …

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