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I’m Frugal, But I’m Still Buying a $50,000 Car
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Those who know me know I am a frugal shopper. When I do shop, I like to spend money on good food, experiences, and on items for my home. So now that my 2006 Honda is starting to show signs of ageing, I need to adjust my budget so that I can buy a new [...] The post I’m Frugal, But I’m...
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I Need The New KOHO Metal Card!
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Not sure if you’ve seen it yet, but my favorite fintech brand KOHO is releasing a stunning metal card for all your spending needs. The new KOHO metal card is done up in gorgeous pink & gold and gives you all the perks of KOHO with a little bit more luxury in your wallet.  If [...] ...
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How I Paid Off Over $21,000 of Student Loan Debt in Under 22 Months
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I graduated from my Bachelor of Science degree owing over $21,000. I managed to pay it off in less than 22 months.  How I amassed nearly $22,000 in student loan debt in the first place I took out my first student loan in my second year of university. I can’t remember the original amoun...
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Tangerine World MasterCard vs. Tangerine Money Back Card
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If you’re already a Tangerine client, you may have gotten an email last month inviting you to upgrade your Tangerine Money-Back Card to the new Tangerine World MasterCard. What is the Tangerine World MasterCard? The Tangerine World MasterCard has all the core benefits as the Tangerine Money...
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How I Increased My Net Worth by Over $200K in 4 Years
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I did not come from a privileged background My dad was the breadwinner in the family and when he moved to the Philippines when I was nine to chase his dreams, he left my mom alone to raise my six-year-old brother and I. We were left with nothing. My mom raised us the best she [...] The post How I...
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4 Reasons to Set Up an RRSP While You’re Young
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You might think you’re too young to need an RRSP. But this is one savings plan that is a firm foundation for a lifetime of financial security. Despite its name, you can use the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) for more than just retirement. It can help you with everything from going back...
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3 Ways I Manage Multiple Jobs
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Working multiple jobs obviously has its challenges. As a full-time student with three jobs, I found myself so overwhelmed that I would make stupid mistakes and forget important tasks that killed my job performance. It took weeks for me to figure out what it was that I needed to change. But now th...
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You Now Have a Lower Interest Rate on Your Canada Student Loan
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You might notice something special when paying this month’s Canadian student loan bill: The variable and fixed interest rates on Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans have been reduced. The variable rate will be reduced to prime (from prime + 2.5%) and the fixed rate will be redu...
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The Incredible Immorality of the Billionaire Class
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There are over 2,000 billionaires in the world and every single one of them is richer than they deserve.  Billionaires aren’t the super inspirational leaders of capitalism. They’re actually a nasty by-product of financial market deregulation and tax breaks for the wealthy. And th...
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4 Things To Consider When Saving For Your First Tattoo
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Of the few non-essentials I choose to spend my money on, tattoos are probably my favourite! I’m a sucker for a long-lasting purchase, and changing up my looks is honestly a great form of self-care. I think it’s obvious that tattoos are a purchase you should really think about before d...
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