Your Debt Reduction Personality: Mathematical or Emotional?

Budgeting like a pro and keeping track of your spending will go a long way to helping your debt reduction plans, and there are a multitude of strategies you can create and follow to manage your money. In comparison,...

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Making Progress 3: Travel Fees

From time to time, everyone gets the urge to stretch their legs a bit and venture somewhere different, new or familiar as it may be. Whether across town, across the country, or across continents, travel is part of what...

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Making Progress 2: Fees – That’s Entertainment

In this second post in our series on avoiding common fees and surcharges, we turn to entertainment and leisure. Everyone wants to be able to have a little fun now and again, whether that means taking a trip, going out...

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Making Progress: Avoiding Bank Fees and Service Charges

“Plus Shipping and Handling” In what will be the first of a few posts on this topic covering areas from the bank to the concert hall to the airline ticket counter, today’s blog looks at the numerous...

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Demystifying Credit Score Concepts

Show of hands, if you will, readers: Who has checked their credit score in the past year? Statistics recently released by the Bank of Montreal suggest that only fifteen percent of Canadians would be waving their digits...

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Canadian Financial Literacy: Start Early, Learn Well

Everyone learns differently. Some of us pick up life skills from school that stay with us the whole way through adulthood. Others will never forget sage pieces of advice handed down by parents, friends or mentors....

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Budgeting Backwards? Pay Yourself First

There are articles upon articles, whole blogs indeed, devoted to helping people become better financial managers of their own lives, often by the application of principles (I shudder to apply the too-trendy word...

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Women and Personal Finance: “Too Personal?”

According to recent research by Fidelity Investments, women are playing a more important and more active role than ever in familial and personal financial planning processes. Women have been shown to save money at...

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