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Before my wife and I had our daughter, many people told me that kids are expensive. This wasn’t a surprise since it’s obvious there will be new costs to budget for such as childcare, activities and more groceries. We were fortunate to be in a good financial position when our daughter was born, but no...read more

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What to do with your tax refund

  Traditionally, the tax filing deadline for individuals is April 30, but due to global events, the Canadian government has postponed that date to June 1 this year to give you some more breathing room. This was a welcome change for many people, but the extension doesn’t apply to self-employed individuals as this deadline remains...read more

As a self-employed individual, I’m very aware that my income can fluctuate quite a bit. There has been more than one incident where I’ve made record income one month which was then followed by a significant drop the next month. For some people, this rapid change of income can lead to sleepless nights, but I’ve...read more

  Fraudsters are incredibly smart these days. They continuously come up with different schemes targeting people via online sites, email, text messages and phone calls. It doesn’t matter how old you are, your gender, or where you live, fraudsters are trying their hardest to get your information and cash. Fraudsters also don’t take time off...read more

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How important is your credit score, really?

  You know you have a credit score, you may have even checked it once or twice, but do you know how your credit score is calculated? Do you know how lenders use your credit score? Credit scores are a valuable way to show lenders that you are a responsible consumer. For example, when you...read more

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8 ways to save money on your groceries

  It doesn’t matter if you’re single or have a family; if you’re young or old, groceries can be a huge expense when it comes to your monthly budget. This shouldn’t be a surprise since we all need to eat, but unlike other things in your budget such as vacations and subscription services, you can’t...read more

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Financial mistakes I’m glad I made

Although my parents taught me about money management from a young age, I still managed to make quite a few financial mistakes over the years. None of these mistakes were overly serious and I’m actually happy I made these mistakes. Many of these decisions were made because I was uninformed (or misinformed), and once I...read more

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