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How I Saved Over $5,000 In My Baby’s College Fund By Her First Birthday
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One of the first things I did after my daughter was born was start saving for her post-secondary education. Setting up my baby’s college fund was one of the best ways I knew of to provide her with long-term financial security. More accurately, long-term financial security I never had. Why I...
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Self-Directed Investing vs. Robo-Advisor
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When it comes to investing in the stock market, there are now more choices than ever. You do not have to go with the products are your primary bank, nor do you have to go with a bank at all. You can take your portfolio into your own hands, but exactly how much you want [...] The post Self-Directe...
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How to Build a Six-Figure Stock Portfolio From Scratch
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A six-figure stock portfolio is a strong foundation for financial security, but most people see that many zeros and have no idea how to make it a reality. Truthfully, getting your investments to $100,000 is much easier than you think. When it comes to investing, most people stay out of the stock ...
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Free Budget Workbook
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Here’s a free budgeting workbook to help you get your finances on track! Whether you’re starting from scratch or you’ve had a working budget for years, this simple 2-page workbook will help you categorize and visualize where your money is going. This will help you make better de...
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Personal Finance Isn’t Just Personal
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The following is a guest post by Moss Mint Teal, which explores the intersections of sustainability and personal finance while examining the impacts of systemic issues like discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and more.  What the term “personal finance” is missing We often hear how “perso...
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EQ Bank Review: High Interest For The Savvy Saver
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EQ Bank is a digital bank that has been around for a few years but I only just started using in January. I waited too long! In this EQ Bank review I share what’s to love (and some things not to like) about this newcomer to Canadian banking. A 100% honest EQ Bank review Many [...] The post E...
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Single Parent Finances
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I am a single parent. When I found myself unexpectedly pregnant at 31, one of the first things I worried about was how to afford a baby. Children are very expensive, and when you’re a single parent, you carry those costs alone. My daughter turns 1 year old in a few weeks, which means both [...
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How to Stock a Home Bar on a Budget
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In retrospect, I think I could have saved a lot of money in my 20’s if I’d been more deliberate about stocking my liquor cabinet at home. Instead, I scoffed at the $30-$40 pricetags on single bottles of hard liquor and went and spent that amount on 2 or 3 drinks at the bar instead. Ah...
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Saving to Survive the Unthinkable
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The following is a guest post by my friend Chris (@yegct) on the importance of having an Emergency Fund for something you never want to need an Emergency Fund for.  Emergency funds are important, right? I mean, everyone says so. The rule is always six months of essential living expenses, saved up...
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The Canada Child Benefit Explained
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The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) is a monthly payment made by the Government of Canada to eligible families with children. Given the high costs of raising a child, this payment is a welcome boost to most family bank accounts. How do I get the Canada Child Benefit (CCB)? When you have a child and re...
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