money

The M is for Money Book Series Helps Teach Kids Basic Money Management-Giveaway

With tax season in full swing, money is something on the minds of a lot of adults right now. Good money management is one of those essential life skills that helps create future success but sadly, it’s a skill that most people never learn. Ideally, I think that money management should be taught in schools. …

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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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Help Your Child Develop Crucial Financial Literacy Skills with M is for Money Books and Resources

Sometimes it amazes me to think about just how much there is for me to teach my children. From basic, everyday skills like tying shoes to more complex concepts like social responsibility, the school system just scratches the surface. And one of the things that I’m most determined to teach my boys is financial literacy. …

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Find Great Deals with 8 Garage Sale Tips and #LeonsGarageSale Starting July 31

I’m a huge fan of garage sales and in a small town, there are a lot of them. In fact, one of my favourite summer activities is cruising around town looking for great deals at local garage sales. I especially like looking for kids’ toys and over the years, I’ve found some great ones! Since …

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Start the New Year Right with Financial Tips for Kids from RateSupermarket.ca-Giveaway

Financial literacy is something that I take very seriously, in large part because it’s something that took me some time to master. Bad financial decisions in my early to mid twenties meant a few years of struggle, plenty of learning and, eventually, a determination to help my boys develop good financial habits so that they …

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Take Control of Your Temperature and Your Heating Bill with the Sensi Smart Thermostat

A few years ago I invested in a programmable thermostat and I noticed a difference in our energy bill right away. But I must admit that I don’t use it quite as much as I should. I love that the heat automatically turns down at night to help save money, but I often forget to …

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Tips for Financial Independence and the Capital One 360 #My360Independence Sweepstakes

It took me a few years and a lot of tough lessons, but at 33 I have become a fairly efficient money manager. Planning for the future and striving for financial independence is such an important part of being an adult, and while there are all kinds of ways to do that, they don’t all …

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Vistaprint Deals Helps You Save Even More on Great Business Products from Vistaprint

One of those products that almost every adult needs is high-quality business cards and I am no exception. I used to just have a few cards to hand out to potential employers when I was working as a freelance writer, but after starting my site I found that I needed quite a few more business …

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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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How Would You Spend the $50,000 Royale #GoldenKitten Grand Prize?

There’s nothing I love more than daydreaming about the things I would do with a sudden windfall of money. Whether I’m spending millions in imaginary lottery winnings or a smaller imaginary raffle prize, it’s always fun to plan out how I’d use the money if I won, so that “I’m ready just in case.” And …

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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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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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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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