Why do I need Tenant’s Insurance?

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So your landlord has checked your references, received your damage deposit, and given a move-in date - you can finally breathe a sigh of relief as you move into your new place! After weeks of setting up new accounts, finding furniture, packing and unpacking, there is one last question that remains…...

First Time Investing for 20-Somethings

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For many early 20-somethings that are freshly graduated and are now facing credit card and loan bills, the last thing on their mind is investments. Your new job can just about cover rent and groceries but the limitless pocket money of your youth is now a distant memory. Granted, saving for retiremen...

Financial Tips for Your First Paycheck

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The moment that your first professional paycheck enters your bank account can be a euphoric experience. Finally you can trade in those frozen pizzas and microwavable popcorn for some real food! However, this new cash flow can also be overwhelming - post-university life comes with a host of additiona...

4 Ways to Minimize Financial Anxiety

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If you have woken up in the middle of the night to a money-related panic attack, do not worry - you are not alone. It is natural for us to worry about our financial situation as it dictates so many facets of our everyday life. Nevertheless, financial stress is a big deal and needs to be addressed.

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Investing Terms to Know

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Taking control of your financial future is a pressure-filled process. You want to have confidence in what you are doing as well as an overarching plan, yet hearing investing aficionados talk sounds like an entirely different language! Understanding financial terminology can be a dizzying process and...

7 Habits to become a Millionaire

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The thought of being a millionaire feels like a distant, unattainable dream. The lingering self-doubt within the majority of us assumes those that are rich surely must be smarter than the rest of us regular folks, right? Well, that is not always the case.

Those ‘get rich quick’ ads popping up on yo...

How to Pay Off Your Debt

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Let’s talk about the elephant in the room that gets swept under the rug all too often when discussing our finances: personal debt. Our bills for borrowing can suddenly rack up as we establish new lines of credit and loans. A 2017 poll conducted by Ipsos noted that Canadians with any amount of debt a...

Best Money Saving Mobile Apps for Canadians

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Whether I am busy at work or simply relaxing at home, the one thing that is always by my side is my phone. This is hardly out of the ordinary; over 30 million Canadians currently own a cell phone1. Our handheld devices are now the primary method of communicating with others, entertainment, planning...

How to Make Passive Income

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Human beings spend on average 229,961 hours in our lifetime fast asleep. Imagine how much money we could have made with all of this time at our disposal!

Well, sleeping and generating income may not be mutually exclusive. Many of the most successful people in the world generate passive income to ac...

Surviving Work After a Long Weekend

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A lot of people dread heading back to work after a long weekend. Which, fair enough, sitting around on the third night of the weekend watching a movie is awesome. However, we need to get on with our life. Here’s what I do to get myself ready for work after an extended weekend.