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21 Surefire Ways to Save Money with Kids

Do you have young kids? Are you living paycheck to paycheck or looking for new ways to save money with kids? Having young children can be very expensive. Even though they don't physically take up much space, the stuff that comes with a child and the dent in your...

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How to Save Money On Back To School Clothes

As your kids get older there will be more and more pressure to express their individuality. They are developing their own identity, and they want to be unique. That's why they want the exact same Under Armour sweater that every other kid in their grade has on. Luckily...

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Why I Fired My Financial Advisor

I had a long overdue conversation with my financial advisor this past week. For the longest time, I have been putting a little bit of money in to mutual funds. These funds haven't exactly been performing too well (understatement of the year).   To give you a...

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How To Save Money On Groceries

Food is a huge area of spending when you’re a family with growing kids. Any way you can cut your food costs is a considered a win. When it comes to saving money around food, realize that it all counts. Lets get started on how you can save money on your...

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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Used Car

 Hey Everyone! I have a great post today from  David, the founder of CarUnderstand. He's offered to share some insights into buying a used car and how to avoid some of the mistakes we all make. Owning a car is a privilege because you can get to many places without...

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Why I Fired My Financial Advisor

I had a long overdue conversation with my financial advisor this past week. For the longest time, I have been putting a little bit of money in to mutual funds. These funds haven't exactly been performing too well (understatement of the year).   To give you a...

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28 Ways To Save Money on Utilities

How to Save Money on Utilities When we started our operation financial freedom we knew that we had to save money everywhere we could.  One of the things we did was to start looking at the recurring expenses namely: Utilities.  You know, those pesky expenses that come...

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7 Things You Should Be Saving For Every Month

7 Things You Should Be Saving For Every Month When it comes to savings I love a good plan. If there is one great thing about the internet and online banking it's the ability to automate your savings.   Before I jump into the list here is what you will need to start...

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What’s Your Daily Spending Rate?

What's Your Daily Spending Rate? I was sitting at dinner a few weeks back with some friends and we got to talking about money. I had been playing with the idea of a personal daily spending rate and really wanted some insight. As we waited for our entrees, I not so...

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Save More Money

Save More Money (This is an updated version of a story I heard about a preacher, I adapted it for personal finance community) There once was an amazing personal finance blogger who posted incredible material every week. People from all around the world would flock to...

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How To Save Money On Electronics

With the fast-paced changes happening in the world today, especially around of technology, finding ways to save money on electronics and cut costs has become even more important.  I’ve outlined a few ways below to save money on your electronics below none of which...

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How to Stretch Your Household Income

How to Stretch Your Household Income By Allan, a guest contributor. Income disparity is growing, leaving many earners to make do, with less. But even if the middle class is shrinking, there are still ways to stretch a small income. With discipline and commitment...

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100+ Ways to Save Money

There are a lot of ways to save money, from coupons to apps, to common sense things that we can forget to do there are tons of things. Here are 100 ways you can save money.  There is a post for each of these so make sure to pin it for later so you can get all these...

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12 Ways To Save Money Eating Out

Every now and again it’s fun to go out to eat. The key is not going crazy and making sure you know how to save money eating out. There are a few key areas that if you can master dining out is really affordable for most families. Before You Go Out Pregame Before Going...

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10 Ways to Save Money at Work

Going to work is a fact of life. One thing that we don't always think about is that work is expensiiiiiive. For all the time we spend at work making money, we rarely consider ways we can save money at work. After all we go there to make money so thinking about how we...

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8 Ways to Get Your Kids Tuned In To Scholarships

8 Ways to Get Your Kids Tuned In To Scholarships   (I have a great guest post for you today from Andrew at SchorlashipFly.com I'm not at the point where my kids will be needing scholarships but it's something that I'm starting to think about as my kids get older.)  ...

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Tips to Save Money On Your Car Expenses

You have three big expense groups in your life -Transportation being one of them. When you’re looking for ways to cut your travel bills, make sure to consider these ways to save on car expenses. Note: If you are looking for ways to save money on fuel you can check out...

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How to Save Fuel and Money Too!

When it comes to driving, there is one cost we can (somewhat) control and that’s fuel. Let’s face it owning a car gets expensive. Fuel is your biggest on going cost so looking for how to save fuel makes the most sense. Luckily there are a lot of easy things you can do...

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Should You Pay for a Cash Back Credit Card

Sometimes doing smart things with money can feel counter intuitive. I had an interesting thing happen this past week and I thought I would share it with you. A friend and I were out having lunch, nothing fancy just a good burrito. When it came time to pay, he pulled...

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Fintech Services That Need To Come To Canada

Something I haven't mentioned very much is that I am a proud Canadian. I'll admit I have a tendency to fit into some of the stereotypes. I play hockey, this winter we built a quinzee with the kids (like an igloo, but easier), and if someone tells me to say "About" I...

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How To Save Money On Kids Clothing

If you have growing kids how to save money on kids clothing is probably at the top of your weekly thoughts. Buying kids clothing can feel like a you are playing a losing game as they make their way through multiple growth spurts. Add in the fact that your little one...

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The 1 Thing You Should Change on Your Mortgage Today

The 1 Thing You Should Change on Your Mortgage Today The 1 Thing You Should Change on Your Mortgage Today I just got off an email and I couldn't wait to share it with you. I was being interviewed on paying off our mortgage and I have to get this out quickly. The...

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The Benefits of High-interest Savings Accounts

The Benefits of High-interest Savings Accounts RateHub.ca (Hey Everyone! I'm on holidays this week so while I'm away check out this great post from Rate hub about the benefits of High Interest Savings Accounts) If you want to save, you have a number of options of...

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That Time I Almost Threw Away $100

(Before I get started, I did an interview with Michael from Financially Alert, if you are looking for a different side of me you can check it out here) That Time I Almost Threw Away $100 There is nothing worse than buying something and feeling like you have paid too...

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How to Save for Disney on $20 a Day

There comes a time in every parents life where your kids realize that Disney just isn't movies. (Sigh..) They realize it's the most magical place on earth.  Usually, that realization comes when someone else in your kids class goes to Disney first and comes back and...

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How I Saved $630 in The Save My Savings 30 Day Challenge

Just over a month ago I had an idea to start tracking my savings from all my purchases. It seemed pretty simple. Any money that was saved between the regular price and the sale price would go into a separate bank account. At the end of the month, I would see how much...

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The Simple Retirement Calculation Keeping Me Up At Night

The Simple Retirement Calculation Keeping Me Up At Night Do you remember what it was like being a kid and not being able to fall asleep because you were so excited?! How you would lie in your bed starring at the clock wanting to fall asleep, but getting so excited...

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How to get financially smart in the year ahead

If there is something we can all use after the holidays it's a financial check-up. If you feel like your credit card bill is so big it needs it's own mailbox, you aren't alone.  It seems to come every year... family gatherings, work outings, shopping, christmas...

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Easy Ways to Save Money on Every Purchase

Everybody loves a good deal. The question is "Are there Easy Ways to Save Money on Every Purchase?" There are some easy ways to save money, personally I have a few strategies I use when I want to buy something.  While it can be easy to get caught up in the emotions of...

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Net Worth: How to Calculate Your Net Worth Statement

“So what’s your net worth?” It's a question that, unless you are a banker, will garner a blank stare from most people. Everyone knows their income, but net worth is a different beast. The question I often get is "How to Calculate Your Net Worth Statement?" As far as...

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How to Start Asking for a Better Price

I love a good deal. I'm from Winnipeg, a place where you don't brag about what you bought. You brag about the deal you made.   The actual product you get is a distant second to deal that you got from asking for a better price.   Some people love the thrill of the...

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My First Money Lesson

  There are a lot of first in our lives. The one that I am always curious about is the first lesson someone has about money. I call it...   My First Money Lesson   I believe that this can be a truly defining moment for a person. It definitely was for me.   When all my...

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How We Saved 40% on Our Satellite Radio

How We Saved 40% on Our Satellite Radio   This past year we finally broke down and bought a new car. We spent a year looking at the one we wanted. Weigh all the pros and cons and ended up buying a brand new 2015 Toyota Highlander.   It's not frugal but it makes sense...

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