Money

hands holding money

When Should I Take Out a Personal Loan?

People consider personal loans for all kinds of different reasons. However, only some of those reasons are worth the higher interest rate a personal loan usually carries. If you want to learn about how a personal loan works, and when might be a good time to get one, this article is for you.

mom-holding-baby

3 Potential Ways To Collect Back Pay On Child Support

When one caregiver fails to pay court-ordered child support, it can cause financial stress for the other parent and affect the child’s way of life. When acquiring past-due child support, parents have a legal right to seek assistance from police departments or other public officials. Although a state or provincial agency almost always manages child …

3 Potential Ways To Collect Back Pay On Child Support Read More »

purse-umbrella-and-money

5 Reasons to Consider an Innovation Credit Union No-Fee Checking Account

When it comes to managing my family’s budget, I’m always on the lookout for ways to save on everyday expenses. After all, every dollar counts when you’re raising three hungry and energetic kids! And recently, when going over my monthly income and expenses, I realized that I was paying over $200 a year for my …

5 Reasons to Consider an Innovation Credit Union No-Fee Checking Account Read More »

Family Budgeting: How to Save Money Wisely

Money can be one of the biggest causes of stress for a family. Between regular bills and unexpected expenses, many families find themselves struggling to make ends meet. If you’re trying to get your family’s finances under control, try these 6 tips to help you learn how to save money wisely!

el-paso-city-view

Why Out-of-State Buyers Are Flocking to Live in El Paso, TX

With housing prices skyrocketing in many places across North America, El Paso has become one of the biggest markets for out-of-state homebuyers. The average home price as of the second quarter of 2021 was $374,900, while homes in the Texas border city averaged just $197K. With a price difference like that, it’s no wonder houses …

Why Out-of-State Buyers Are Flocking to Live in El Paso, TX Read More »

investing-on-phone

Best Investment Options for Families

When you have a family, you also have bigger financial responsibilities. Coming up with a wealth management strategy will help ensure financial security for everyone. Depending on your family’s needs, there are several ways to achieve your financial goals, both traditional and not as traditional. Start by looking into these four:

piggy bank and calculator

Financial Freedom As A Family: How To Get Family Finances In Order Today

Whether you want to stop living paycheck to paycheck, or you’re hoping to build a nest egg for your child’s future, you’re not alone if you want to start getting your family’s finances in order. A stunning percentage of Canadian families have grappled with financial fallout over the last year, with one-third admitting that they think they will …

Financial Freedom As A Family: How To Get Family Finances In Order Today Read More »

college-student

3 Questions to Ask Your Student’s College About Financial Aid

With my oldest just a few years away from his high school graduation, his college education is at the front of my mind. And that means I’ve already started to look into potential financial solutions that will ensure he can get the education he needs for future success. Financial aid is not something only students …

3 Questions to Ask Your Student’s College About Financial Aid Read More »

computer-on-desk

How to Give Yourself a Head Start When Starting a Home Business

When starting a business from home, it’s important to remember that there’s no way to be at the same level as a longer-running business. As a new enterprise, you start off at a distinct disadvantage, one that can take a long time to overcome if you’re doing business traditionally without any means of addressing the …

How to Give Yourself a Head Start When Starting a Home Business Read More »

maple salmon and strawberry salad

Meal Delivery Services – Can They Really Help You Save Money?

Meal delivery services have exploded onto the scene over the last few years. Social media feeds are brimming with sponsored ads of pre-packaged food, and we all know someone who swears by the quality of chef-designed meal plans. But are meal kits worth the hype, or more importantly, the money? In a survey conducted by …

Meal Delivery Services – Can They Really Help You Save Money? Read More »

dining-and-rec-room

5 Useful Tips to Save Electricity and Reduce Your Monthly Electric Bill

If you’re trying to save money, analyzing the cost of your utilities is a great place to start. Paying your electricity bill is essential, of course, but you may be paying more than you need to! To try to lower your bill and save money, try these five tips that can help you conserve electricity. …

5 Useful Tips to Save Electricity and Reduce Your Monthly Electric Bill Read More »

mom-and-teenage-boy

Getting Your Teen a Smartphone? Five New Ways TELUS Helps Keep Families Connected

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and TELUS and have received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. In June, our family celebrated a milestone that I’ve been anticipating all year…we officially have a teenager in the house! I’ll be honest; I’ve been nervous about my oldest son Zack’s teen years for a …

Getting Your Teen a Smartphone? Five New Ways TELUS Helps Keep Families Connected Read More »

The Top 3 Statistics Software Programs For Business Owners to Try

For a small business owner like me, the use of analytical software can be incredibly important. Like many people, I need quick and effective methods to analyze the large amounts of data that can help make my site better and more functional. The best data analysis software is capable of delivering that fact-based data in …

The Top 3 Statistics Software Programs For Business Owners to Try Read More »

walmart cart

5 Tips to Deciphering the Validity of a Trusted Review

Today, more and more people are turning to online stores for their shopping and other purchases. Instead of visiting department stores and merchandise outlets, shoppers now choose to just browse and scroll from the comfort of their own homes. I love being able to shop in my pajamas! And with everything from clothes, appliances, televisions …

5 Tips to Deciphering the Validity of a Trusted Review Read More »

Looking for a Unique Investment? Consider Buying American Eagle Silver Dollars

When it comes to investments, coin collecting can be a fun and lucrative choice with a little research and knowledge. Recently, American Eagle silver dollars have become a popular choice for investors and collectors alike. Wondering if the coin might be worth a look? Here’s some facts to keep in mind and help you decide. …

Looking for a Unique Investment? Consider Buying American Eagle Silver Dollars Read More »

computer station

Make Money Online Easily with These 3 Websites Perfect for Busy Parents

If there’s one universal truth about parenting, it’s that raising kids is expensive! I’ve mastered all kinds of ways to save money over the last eleven years of raising kids, and every extra dollar in my pocket helps ensure that we have more money for family fun! Of course, with my years of practice, I …

Make Money Online Easily with These 3 Websites Perfect for Busy Parents Read More »

zack-value-village-featured-image

Back-to-School Clothes Shopping for Two for Just $50? This is How I Made It Happen!

When it comes to back-to-school shopping, I am passionate about saving every dollar I can. With two boys in grade school and a new baby as well, every extra cent counts right now! Value Village has always been a go-to for me when it comes to getting that all-important back-to-school wardrobe without breaking the bank. …

Back-to-School Clothes Shopping for Two for Just $50? This is How I Made It Happen! Read More »

money

Get the Best Rate on Your Mortgage, Insurance, Credit Cards and More with RateSupermarket.ca

So far, 2016 has been a year of change, adventure and fun at every turn. And those are all themes that are going to be continuing for the rest of the year too. With my upcoming wedding on October 1, a honeymoon in Ireland, a move to a new city later in October and the …

Get the Best Rate on Your Mortgage, Insurance, Credit Cards and More with RateSupermarket.ca Read More »

Save Time and Money Cleaning Your Car, Home and Yard with P&G Printable Coupons

Spring cleaning is one of those yearly events that I always used to put off as long as possible. But now, living with a man that not only loves a clean house but also works hard to keep it that way, I’ve had no choice but to embrace the cleaning lifestyle and make spring cleaning …

Save Time and Money Cleaning Your Car, Home and Yard with P&G Printable Coupons Read More »

I’m Preparing My Taxes Online for FREE with H&R Block Online Tax Software #HowToRefund

Ever since I started filing my taxes, I’ve been the do-it-yourself type. Each year I’d pick up my tax booklet at the post office, work through the forms and mail in my completed return. Initially that job was pretty easy. With a single T4 and not many deductions to claim, filing really couldn’t have been …

I’m Preparing My Taxes Online for FREE with H&R Block Online Tax Software #HowToRefund Read More »

Couponing For Beginners! 5 Couponing Myths Dispelled with Help from RetailMeNot.ca

It wasn’t that long ago that I had absolutely no interest in couponing. Even though I knew some people managed to save huge amounts of money using coupons, the process seemed like one that was far too time consuming and complicated for me. But then I redeemed my first few free product coupons and realized …

Couponing For Beginners! 5 Couponing Myths Dispelled with Help from RetailMeNot.ca Read More »

Save on Back-to-School Shopping with 5 Tips from RetailMeNot.ca-Giveaway

For some parents, back-to-school season is one that tugs the heartstrings and has them wiping away tears. For others, it’s a time to finally relax and take some time for themselves after a busy summer entertaining kids. But if there’s one thing that every parent knows about the new school year, it’s that it can …

Save on Back-to-School Shopping with 5 Tips from RetailMeNot.ca-Giveaway Read More »

Find Provincial Tax Benefits You Can Claim with Help from TurboTax Canada

The deadline for filing income tax is almost here and if you still haven’t filed, TurboTax Canada is the quickest and easiest way to ensure that you get the job done on time. There are plenty of benefits that Canadian families can claim and often, those benefits are specific to certain provinces. Make sure you …

Find Provincial Tax Benefits You Can Claim with Help from TurboTax Canada Read More »

Don’t Forget To Claim These 4 Often-Missed Canadian Tax Deductions

Tax time is in full swing here in Canada, and that means that it’s time to organize paperwork and start filling out forms to ensure the maximum possible refund, or the minimum possible payment! This year I’ll be using TurboTax to help me file online and I’m so excited to finally see for myself how …

Don’t Forget To Claim These 4 Often-Missed Canadian Tax Deductions Read More »

Top 5 Tax Benefits for Canadian Families Filing an Income Tax Return from TurboTax

Filing taxes is something that I’ve always done myself, and to be honest I really rather enjoy it. While it does take a lot of work, it’s also a chance for me to see how well I’ve done financially in the previous year and how my business has continued to grow. But one of the …

Top 5 Tax Benefits for Canadian Families Filing an Income Tax Return from TurboTax Read More »

Learn, Grow and Achieve – Three Important Investments For Your Child’s Future That Are Worth Making

We are lucky to live in a country that’s full of opportunities, and as a parent, I’ve seen firsthand how many different options I have when it comes to helping my children grow and develop. But all that choice can be overwhelming too as I struggle to decide what opportunities are worth the investment of …

Learn, Grow and Achieve – Three Important Investments For Your Child’s Future That Are Worth Making Read More »

Saving Time Holiday Shopping with the Newly Redesigned Walmart.ca #WalmartOnline

I do a lot of online shopping and so I’ve spent quite a bit of time figuring out how to get the best bang for my buck online. I started shopping at Walmart.ca about six months ago and it didn’t take long before I was hooked. With easy online ordering, free shipping with no minimum …

Saving Time Holiday Shopping with the Newly Redesigned Walmart.ca #WalmartOnline Read More »

Get Rewarded this Christmas for Shopping in Comfort with the Aeroplan eStore

Christmas is almost here and that means for most parents, it’s time to shop! I used to love in-store shopping when I was in my twenties and sometimes it can still be pretty enjoyable. But for the most part, shopping after having kids became frustrating and usually completely exhausting. And shopping with fussy kids in …

Get Rewarded this Christmas for Shopping in Comfort with the Aeroplan eStore Read More »

Anna’s Budget Tips-Ways to Make Saving Fun for the Whole Family

Rainy day funds, retirement accounts, college savings…they are all part of responsible financial planning, but allocating money towards them doesn’t always feel that exciting. Teaching children to save will serve them well throughout their lifetimes and sticking to a budget is much easier when all members of the family are on board. But how can …

Anna’s Budget Tips-Ways to Make Saving Fun for the Whole Family Read More »

Get Mom What She Really Wants this Mother’s Day and Save Money Too at Ebates.ca

Do you ever wonder what Mom REALLY wants for Mother’s Day? Ebates Canada recently commissioned a study to find out what moms would most like on Mother’s Day compared to what they actually receive. Spa treatments and vacations are at the top of a mom’s list of wants, and flowers and gift cards are what …

Get Mom What She Really Wants this Mother’s Day and Save Money Too at Ebates.ca Read More »

Anna’s Budget Tips-Keeping the Holiday Gift Giving Under Control

It’s the most wonderful time…but also that time of year that might just make you want to grab your cash and credit cards, crawl into a hole and not come out until after New Year’s. Between parties, decorating, travelling or hosting out of town guests, requests for year-end charitable donations and, of course, gift giving, …

Anna’s Budget Tips-Keeping the Holiday Gift Giving Under Control Read More »

Anna’s Budget Tips-Have a Super Spooky Halloween on a Budget

There’s a chill in the air and the leaves are starting to change in many parts of the country. You can almost hear the witches cackling, ghosts wailing and skeleton bones rattling…Halloween is just around the corner! Because Halloween is only the beginning of the holiday season, it’s easy to go overboard on spending – …

Anna’s Budget Tips-Have a Super Spooky Halloween on a Budget Read More »

Anna’s Budget Tips-How To Give A Room A Facelift On A Budget

Is there a room in your home in serious need of a makeover? Maybe a guest room is being transformed into a nursery, home office, or craft workshop. Maybe it’s time to transition a little kid’s room into one suitable for your big kid or teen. Or perhaps the use isn’t changing but the living …

Anna’s Budget Tips-How To Give A Room A Facelift On A Budget Read More »