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How to Save a Down payment For a House
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When it comes to buying your first home, the first thing many people focus on is saving their downpayment. While this is not the largest financial burden of ownership, it is the first big hurdle you need to clear. Figuring out how to save a down payment can be challenging. Before we jump into it,...
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How to Use the Debt Snowflake Method
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You’ve probably heard about the Debt Avalanche” or the “Debt Snowball”, but might be less familiar with the Debt Snowflake method. However, if you’re currently slugging away at paying down a big balance, this is a repayment strategy you want to have in your arsenal t...
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Frugal Finds to Make Breastfeeding Easier
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Most people think breastfeeding is “free” or “frugal” — as a breastfeeding mother of an almost-9-month-old, I assure you, it’s not free. Not even close. What’s an even bigger shocker, you do have to buy things in order to breastfeed. Well, that’s no...
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The 4 Best High-Interest Savings Accounts in Canada
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If you’re looking for a place to stash your cash to help it grow without the roller-coaster volatility of the stock market, your options are a high-interest savings account or a GIC. In Canada, we typically imagine the only banks available are “The Big 5” but truthfully Canadian...
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The 5 Bank Accounts Everybody Needs
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Between my business and personal accounts, I have financial relationships with seven (7!) different financial institutions. That seems like an obscenely high number, but truthfully each one serves a purpose in my financial blueprint. Some people manage all their money out of one chequing account,...
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How to Painlessly File Your Own Taxes
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For many people, just the words “tax season” bring on financial stress and headache, but filing your taxes has never been easier. Before we jump into it, I want to invite you to join me and H&R Block Canada tax professionals for a Tweet Chat tomorrow! #GetWhatsYours H&R Block Canada Tweet...
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The Impossible Price of the Motherhood Tax
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Children are expensive. But what may surprise you is children are far and away more expensive for women than men. How much does it cost to be a mother? The cost to raise a child from birth to age 18 is pegged at $250,000, but this number represents only out of pocket costs — food, clothing,...
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5 Essential Saving Secrets & Money Hacks
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When it comes to saving money, it’s easier said than done. Most people actually suck at saving, with most households only socking away a pitiful 4% of their income. We used to be better at it, but easy credit, high debt loads, stagnant wages, and giving into our temptations to buy everythin...
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How to Hustle as a New Parent
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I’ve been juggling motherhood and work for 4 months, and it’s only now that I feel I’m starting to get the hang of it. After finding myself unexpectedly pregnant in 2016, I had to hustle both before and after my baby was born. In Canada, working women are entitled to 15 weeks of...
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How I Ruined (& Fixed!) My Credit Score
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As you may have already heard, I recently ruined my credit score. I was using Borrowell to monitor it for free, and after 3 months of it going down, I finally checked to see what was going on. Luckily, the loss of more than 150 points to my credit score was due to a small error that was fixed eve...
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