Saving Money

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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Summer Activities, Without the Spending Crunch

Let me be clear: I love the summer. It’s a time to get out and be active, both physically and socially. Schedules for music, theatre, and other multifarious summer activities and events suddenly explode into...

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The Art of Negotiation

My father has always been the expert negotiator in the family. In retrospect, this makes more than a little sense – the man’s been a lawyer for nigh-on thirty years. However, whenever it came down to the...

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Tips to Cut Commuting Costs

Your job is the engine that drives your earnings, your financial plan, and your personal growth. The process of simply getting there, however, can be a bit of a balancing act: how far away is your workplace from...

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Personal Finance Advice for Couples

Fact of life: interpersonal relationships are crazy. They’re incredibly rewarding, but take a great deal of work to figure out. They’re a risk. They’re an investment. And they can pay off huge...

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Credit Card Rewards – An Appraisal

In his satirical book How to Be a Canadian, comedic author Will Ferguson identifies some of the key principles of the Canadian economy. After throwing a few jabs at maple syrup exports and beaver pelts, he...

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