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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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5 Easy Methods To Help Moms Save Money for a Family Vacation

When it comes to taking your dream vacation, there’s almost always two main obstacles in the way – time and money. Time can be a hard factor to manage, because between work, chores and family, there’s very little spare time left. You can’t necessarily give yourself more vacation days or ignore your child’s school schedule. …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Eliminate Food Waste with 3 Simple Tips and Take The #GLADFreshFoodChallenge

I still remember how shocked I was the first time I learned that Canadians throw out an average of 13% of the groceries they purchase. I was only a teenager at the time and the thought of all that wasted food was incomprehensible to me. But as an adult, I’ve experienced firsthand how easy it …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Find the Loyalty Programs that are Best for You with CompareLoyaltyPrograms.ca

I admit to being rather frugal. I look for ways to stretch my budget whenever I can and one of the best ways I’ve found to do that is with a great loyalty program that rewards me for shopping at the stores I already love. Unfortunately, I’ve found lately that the more loyalty programs I …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 – …

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Comfort Pedic Toasty Feet Warming Slippers for 67% Off at Sale4TheDay

It’s time for another amazing deal from Sale4TheDay and with winter quickly approaching, this is a deal that you’ll really want to check out! Comfort Pedic Toasty Feet Warming Slippers are the perfect way to beat winter’s chill. Just pop them in the microwave for sixty seconds and they’ll keep your toes toasty for up …

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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 …

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It’s Worth Buying High Quality When It Comes to Your Child’s Bed

One of my most memorable events from my childhood was when my room received a full makeover that included the purchase of a new single bed, new bedding and new paint. It was my first experience with the world of interior design and I remember so clearly looking through catalogues searching for the perfect blanket …

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A Golden Opportunity in Home Party Businesses with Gold Party Canada

Move over Tupperware and make way Pampered Chef because there’s a new home party business on the rise and it is taking Canada by storm! Gold Party Canada is already operating in every other province across Canada and last night, as part of the company’s Saskatchewan launch, I was able to attend an information session …

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Anna’s Budget Tips-Traveling With Kids on a Budget

Spring is in the air! That means that spring break is right around the corner (or already here for some) with summer not far behind. If you’re planning a family vacation for one of these times it doesn’t have to be a budget buster. Here are a few tips for making memories without breaking the …

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Anna’s Budget Tips-Low Cost Ways to Update Mom’s Wardrobe

Cute onesies. Fashion-forward diaper covers. Size 3 skinny jeans (3T that is). If your fashion focus has been primarily on your kids, who can blame you? They are so stinking cute and dressing them can be really fun. Plus, it’s something lots of us started practicing for as little girls when we played dress-up with …

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