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KOHO Review: Spend Less, Save More, Budget Better
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Koho is a Canadian spending and saving app that gives you insights into your spending behavior while helping you meet your financial goals. This review is NOT a sponsored blog post, but I do have a special affiliate code with Koho. If you use the code BRIDGET10 when you sign-up and activate your ...
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Should You Rent or Buy?
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I do the math on buy vs. rent for myself every year when my lease is up and I make the decision to sign on, move, or jump into home ownership. So far it’s never tipped in the favor of owning, even as real estate prices have fallen or stayed flat in my city five years running. However, makin...
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DIY Discount Brokerage Investing vs Robo Advisors
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You had good intentions when you were making that New Year’s Resolutions list. When you wrote down “figure out money and investment stuff”, you thought that it might take a couple of nights of upgrading your Google-Fu, but eventually, you’d wrap your head around how to handle your own money. It c...
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The gift you really wanted, on your budget
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If you’ve ever bought or sold second-hand clothing, electronics, furniture, video games, toys, or anything else, you’ve participated in the second-hand economy. And you’re not alone! 82% of Canadians traded at least one good through the second-hand economy in 2016. When most people think of the s...
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5 Ways To Make The Most of Your TFSA
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The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is the best long-term wealth-building vehicle available to Canadians, but most people don’t see it that way. The Tax-Free Savings Account is one of the only places you can earn completely tax-free income on your investments. Any interest, dividends, or ca...
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Everything You Need To Know Before Investing In Cryptocurrency
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“Cryptocurrency” refers to digital money. These are currencies that exist entirely online, and independent of any country, bank, or governing body. They are not based on any physical asset, which means their value is determined entirely by public sentiment. In other words, they’...
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How to See Through Your Financial Blind Spots
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Managing money can be intimidating. From the list of financial to-dos to the endless array of acronyms for different accounts, it can easily feel like there’s too much to know, let alone if you’ll ever get it right. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and confused when it comes to managing your finance...
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14 Books You Must Read To Get An MBA Education At Home
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In 2015, I graduated with an MBA in Finance. My course program consisted of 20 classes on Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance (of course!) and some other things I’ve already forgotten. With tuition and the cost of books ringing in at $25,000 per year, I paid about $50,000 out of...
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The Key to Overcoming Financial Hardship
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More likely than not, you will experience some form of financial hardship in your lifetime. Some of these will be minor challenges like a layoff or a series of missed mortgage payments, others will be significant like divorce or declaring bankruptcy. Often one financial hardship begets another, s...
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Daycare is an Investment, Not an Expense
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When it comes to raising a family, childcare costs are a huge expense that can start to rival your mortgage payments. With daycare costs as high as $2,000 per month in major cities, many families opt out altogether, and instead choose to have one parent stay home. While this might seem economical...
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