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13 Hidden Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Did you know that Canadian families can spend over $1000 a month on groceries? Stretch your grocery budget money further with these 13 hidden ways to save.

Top 10 Budgeting Tips to Start Using for Financial Literacy Month

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Financial Literacy Month in Canada, here are 10 top budgeting tips to help you manage your money and debt better.

2 Bills to Watch Out for After Receiving CERB and Payment Deferrals

The CERB and payment deferrals have costs that Canadians might not expect or be prepared for. Here are 2 bills to watch out for and how to be ready for them.

The Simplest Way to Track Your Money

The Simplest Way to Track Your Money

The Simplest Way to Track Your Money By Julie Jaggernath Keeping track of our money can be as simple or as complicated as we make it. It comes down to how you view your budget. Do you think of it as a way to plan how to spend your money, or as a way to keep track of...

How to Set Financial Goals in the New Year

How to Set Financial Goals in the New Year

How to Set Financial Goals in the New Year By Debra Pangestu Getting our finances in order is a common New Year’s resolution, and one of the best things you can do to achieve this is to know how to set financial goals. Setting financial goals – whether they’re...

Managing Money and Debt Wisely

Managing Money and Debt Wisely

Managing Money and Debt Wisely By Jane Rooney, Canada's Financial Literacy Leader Financial Literacy Month (FLM) is in its fifth year and I am happy to report that hundreds of events are taking place across the country helping people gain the knowledge, skills and...

5 Reasons Why You Should Avoid a Cash Advance

5 Reasons Why You Should Avoid a Cash Advance

5 Reasons Why You Should Avoid a Cash Advance By Debra Pangestu When you’re in a financial bind and in need of quick cash, taking a cash advance on your credit card may sound like a convenient way to get money; but there’s a price to pay for the convenience, and in...

Checklist for Snowbirds Heading South

Checklist for Snowbirds Heading South

Checklist for Snowbirds Heading South Many Snowbirds look forward to sunshine and warm temperatures in the winter months – it’s a big drawing card for those who have time to leave Canadian winters behind. However, as with any travel plans, you’re wise to consider the...

How to Manage Your Money the S.M.A.R.T. Way

How to Manage Your Money the S.M.A.R.T. Way

How to Manage Your Money the S.M.A.R.T. Way Q: I never have any money left over after paying my bills to even think about financial goals. I'm frustrated because I know I have to do more than just think about my future. Can you help? A: It's not how much you make, but...

What to do if you dread filing taxes

What to do if you dread filing taxes

What to do if you dread filing taxes Q: I always dread filing my taxes. I usually owe a few hundred dollars and struggle to find the money to pay the bill. What can you suggest? A: Tempting as it may be, procrastinating will only make it worse. Filing late might mean...

One of the Biggest Retirement Mistakes

One of the Biggest Retirement Mistakes

One of the Biggest Retirement Mistakes Most Canadians Don’t Know What Their Retirement Income Will Be According to one survey, 83 percent of Canadians don’t know how much income to expect when they stop working.* More and more Canadians seem to be waking up to what...

Bringing Home The Gold

Bringing Home The Gold

Bringing Home The Gold Q: Why does it feel like managing my money is so much work? It's hard to stay focused. What can I do? A: It takes work to manage your money, but sometimes all the motivation you need is a fresh perspective. Take the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympic...

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