Money




Grocery Prices Keep Rising In Canada

    Yes, grocery prices keep rising in Canada. According to experts, the two primary reasons are bad weather and supply chain issues. A new report from Dalhousie University Agri-Food Analytics Lab reports that staples like meat, dairy and groceries have increased in recent months due to macroeconomic shocks, caused by both unfavourable weather patterns […]

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Where To Shop Online For Great Back To School Deals

  We’re well into August and its time to once again begin ‘back to school’ shopping. With many children returning to the classroom this fall, items like school supplies are again in high demand. Its always great to get a good deal on items the kids need, so we’ve pulled together some of our favourite […]

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Last Minute Tax-Filing Tips

  Still haven’t filed your taxes? You’re not alone. Many wait until the final weeks of April to begin the process (especially if their tax preparation isn’t complicated).    Decide if you want to file yourself, hire a tax professional or use a service like H&R Block. Get access to your CRA account. This will […]

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3 New Books To Help You Save & Better Manage Your Money

  Spring is finally upon us and with the new season comes a crop of just released, interesting reads related to money, saving and finance.  If you’re interested in learning more about saving and money management, we’ve pulled together three new books worth a closer look.    Get Good With Money by Tiffany Aliche: Former […]

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Household Bills You Can Negotiate

  There’s no doubt that money is tight for many of us. Both 2020 and 2021 have been challenging for so many and it could be some time before things dramatically improve. One area worth of stress-relief worth exploring is regular household bills. We often pay these regular bills without thinking too much about it, […]

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What To Buy In Bulk To Save Money

  Buying in bulk can save both time and money. While it doesn’t work for everyone and may not be effective for some, it really can be a great time and money saver, especially for busy families on the go. See below for some of our favourite household items to buy in bulk.   Pet […]

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How To Teach Children About Saving & Budgeting

    It’s never too early to begin teaching children about the importance of saving and budgeting. Understanding the ins and outs of budgeting and saving is a skill that will empower children as they grow.       Award kids for chores done around the house. Set an amount per chore and pay for each […]

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12 Things To Sell In Your Home For Extra Cash

  It’s a new year and a great time to make a little extra cash. January can oftentimes be a challenging month financially. The hectic (and expensive) holiday time period is over and January is a good time to take stock of your finances and explore different ways to earn extra cash. One option is […]

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How To Save An Extra $100+ Every Month 

    Can you use an extra $1200 plus per year? Of course, you can!  Maybe you’ve been dreaming of a 2021 vacation, purchasing a special gift for yourself or a loved one or just meeting that saving goal you have set out for yourself. Here are some tips for easy saving every monhth.    […]

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6 Ways to Support Your Local Small Businesses

    You often hear politicians urging Canadians to support their local small businesses. These ‘mom and pop’ shops are often the backbone of our communities.      Shop instore or online. There’s a good chance the item you may be inclined to purchase from a big box retailer will also be available at your […]

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How To Avoid Overspending During Holiday Season

  With many of us holiday shopping in November, it’s important to create and stick to a holiday budget. Properly planning out expenses can help ensure you don’t skip budgets or simply overspend.  Check out some of our tips below for staying on track and on budget this season.   First off, create a budget […]

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Advice For Buying A Car In 2020

  Spending habits in 2020 are varied and each person has their own unique practises reagarding how much money they spend and what they spend their money on. Sales of big ticket items like TV’s, homes and even cars haven’t slowed down as much as you might think. Cars, in particular are still being purchased. […]

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Planning & Prioritizing For Emergencies

  Planning ahead for emergencies is not always an enjoyable task, but it can do so much for your sense of wellbeing and confidence. Knowing exactly where you’re at financially can save you a lot of grief and panic at a time when you may need patience and calmness.   Take stock of your situation, […]

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Expect To Spend More At The Grocery Store

    Canada’s Food Price Report 2020 has just been released jointly by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph and confirms one thing we don’t necessarily want to hear. Food will become more expensive and the average Canadian family will likely spend more than they have in previous years for their weekly groceries.   The […]

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Easy Ways To Save On Clothing This Fall & Winter

  There’s no better time to begin saving. 2020 has been a challenging year for many Canadians and it may get worse for some. With anxiety around a second wave of Covid-19 and concerns about the job market, saving is a necessity.  See below for some easy ways to save on clothing this coming fall […]

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