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5 Ways to Boost Your Financial Fitness

5 Ways to Boost Your Financial Fitness

Thinking about buying your first home? The race to home ownership is more like a marathon than a sprint: diligent planning, pacing and strategy are the keys to success. Are you ready to approach the starting line? Here are five ways to shape up and boost your...
Advice for Single Homebuyers

Advice for Single Homebuyers

More than a third of first-time homebuyers in Canada are single. If you’re thinking of joining this group, here’s what you need to do and know before jumping into homeownership. Study the market. Identify neighbourhoods you want to live in and check to see how much...
5 Things to Help You Survive Your 40s & 50s

5 Things to Help You Survive Your 40s & 50s

You know those days where everything goes wrong and you’re so tired you don’t know what direction’s up? They’re a lot more manageable when you know what you’re working towards. Here’s 5 things that’ll help you survive—and make the most of!—your 40s and 50s. 1. Do work...
Watch What I Do, Not What I Say

Watch What I Do, Not What I Say

Is the government being reckless and irresponsible or will rates be this low forever? Here’s a great article that compares the recent changes to mortgage qualifications imposed on Canadians (what the government says) and the government’s own borrowing...
RRSP Basics: Questions Answered

RRSP Basics: Questions Answered

Guest post by Randy Cass, Welcome to RRSP season, otherwise known as the one time of year you’ll willingly read an article with RRSP in the title. It’s not a traditionally exciting topic, we get it, but it’s an important one. A little planning now will pay off big...
How To Save $1 Million For Retirement

How To Save $1 Million For Retirement

Starting to save early for retirement is extremely beneficial in the long run, especially if you have the dream of retiring with $1 million as so many Canadians do. It’s not an easy feat, but for most Canadians, retiring with $1 million is a realistic goal. You most...
How (Not) to Consolidate Debt

How (Not) to Consolidate Debt

By Sandi Martin of Spring Personal Finance. The point: it doesn’t matter what method you use to pay off debt, or if you use any method at all. What matters is that you stop creating new debt. It’s out there: the mathematically precise, strictly rational formula for...
Go Ahead, Spend Your Tax Refund

Go Ahead, Spend Your Tax Refund

This article was written by Sandi Martin from Spring Personal Finance and was originally published here on March 29th 2016. Ah, spring. The time of year when flowers bloom, birds sing, and the entire internet starts yelling at you for getting a tax refund or –...
BC Property Assessment Appeals

BC Property Assessment Appeals

British Columbia’s property assessments are mailed out to all homeowners in early January. Property taxes can be the single largest annual operating expense for both landlords and homeowners. Homeowner’s then have until Thursday, January 31 at 11:59 p.m....
Plan To Blog

Plan To Blog

The following is a guest post by a good friend of mine Ronda Payne (Eyben). Also known as @AGirlWithAPen on Twitter she shares some great tips for getting back on track with your neglected blog. With a decade and a half in marketing, Rhonda has the ability to...