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How to Financially Prepare to Leave Your Parents' Home

As the cost of living becomes more and more expensive, many young adults are living at home with their parents or other relatives. However, many people reach a point and time where they wish to live on their own. This is quite understandable and to be expected; however, leaving home and venturing out into the real world requires serious, calculated preparation. This is not something which should be done carelessly …

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Important Things To Do Before Retiring

As people gradually enter various stages of their later life, they may begin to consider the merits of retirement. While some individuals decide to keep working, others feel as though they have worked for long enough and are ready to retire. However, before one enters retirement, there are some very important things they need to do.

Make Sure You Have Enough Money to Retire

The desire to retire from work …

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10 Ideas For Living a Satisfying Life on a Modest Budget

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Being on a modest budget doesn't mean you can't live a full and happy life. Especially while engaging in all of the activities you enjoy. The problem is that people have become too dependent on money for finding satisfaction.

Some have even become addicted to gambling or getting payday loans in Canada when they don't even need them. In the city of Mission, a few people recently even resorted …

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Time to Start Planning Savings Resolutions in 2021

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With a new year comes a new chance to gain control of your money, and set yourself up for a future of financial freedom.

Maybe you've had enough of living paycheque-to-paycheque, or perhaps you’re hoping to buy a house. Whatever your goals are, getting serious about saving takes proper planning and consistency. Whether this is your first year of taking saving seriously or your tenth, here are out top …

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Learn What Being Happier Can Mean To Your Future And Life

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How can you increase your overall life satisfaction? Simply put, it isn't through earning more money, though so many believe this to be the solution. You've heard all of the stories. Money does not buy happiness, and this really is true, more than most people realize. However, faceless money can really make you feel satisfied, but not too many know what this is--so what does it imply? If you have …

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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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Saving Or Investing: What Is Right For Canadians?

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You have to weigh what is going to give you the best return for your financial future.  If you have a great job, good benefits, and an excess in funds, perhaps investing some of that excess is right for you.  However, if you work a traditional job and have very little left over after bills and other necessities--saving that extra might be the smarter choice.  60% of Canadians appear to …

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Discover How You Can Budget On A Low Income

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Even if your income isn't where you expect it to be, you can still manage a practical budget with the right mindset without getting a second job. Lower income isn't the end of the world, and you can advance from your current financial position too, just as you can in your career.  It can be a strain to try and manipulate your funds to get through the month when …

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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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The Best Halloween Party On A Budget

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This halloween, don’t let finances frighten you—save that for the scary costumes and decorations!

There's no reason to break the bank to have fun. Some of the best things about halloween require very little spending. Whether you're hosting this year's Halloween party or you're just decorating your home, staying on budget is something you won’t regret.


Remember that the holiday is more about the people involved than the things you …

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