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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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Tracking Culture and Personal Finance

Yesterday, my usual errands and excursions led me to the gates of Best Buy (rest in peace, once-mighty Future Shop) for the first time in quite a while. And it was there, among the Beats headphones and tablets, that an...

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Making the Most of DIY Savings

Yesterday evening, I rode home in a cab, much to my own consternation at having misunderstood how holiday bus schedules work here in Vancouver. Alas, my misfortune did expose me to one of the trendy slide-show TV...

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A Financial Breakdown of Car-Sharing

As we previously examined in a blog about commuting, studies have indicated that the annual cost of driving an average car a total of 15,000 miles in 2011 was $8,776. For the budget-conscious, this means a huge...

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For Love or Money: Finances & Relationships

The Beatles famously sang “money can’t buy me love” – however, for those of us in search of a romantic connection with someone new, the fact remains: there’s a certain dollars and cents...

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