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Car Ownership: The Financial Pros and Cons

Depending on where you live – urban, rural, suburban – where you work, the size of your household, and your day-to-day needs, car ownership may or may not be an essential consideration in your personal...

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The Best Ways To Use Your Tax Refund

April brings with it showers, as the song goes, but also an inevitable part of the personal finance journey: filing one’s tax information with the CRA for the year. The last weekday before this year’s...

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Video Killed The Video Star: Skinny Cable In Canada

All across the world of services, industries are being transformed by catering specifically to what their users want. The “Uber for X” model, driven by the ubiquity of geolocation, aims to provide only the...

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Secondhand Shopping Safety

The market for secondhand goods can be a boon for anyone looking to downsize their spending, especially given the rise of online trading platforms like Craigslist. With some savvy searching, it’s possible to find...

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Personal Finance Blogging – A Beginner’s Guide

Financial independence and better living are not instantaneous achievements – they are journeys. And like any journey to personal improvement, staying on track can be a challenge. It takes dedication, focus and...

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The Low Canadian Dollar: Your Personal Finance Guide

The recent decline in value of the Canadian dollar – which, at the time of writing, stands at $0.69 USD, has made headlines in financial discussions all across the country. Much of the discussion has so far...

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One Day to Better Personal Finance

The road to better personal financial health is an important one to take. And yet, for many Canadians, it seems as though only a long series of incremental changes will begin to make any kind of difference to their...

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I’m a Lifestyle Creep, I’m a Weirdo

As readers of the blog may know from perusing anecdotes scattered around the post history, my mother was the first person to teach me about money and how to use it intelligently. One of the pieces of sage advice she...

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