My New Year’s Resolution: Beef Up My Emergency Fund
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My New Year’s Resolution: Beef Up My Emergency Fund

This was a tough year for me. I was laid off abruptly in April 2011 from a job that I thought was solid and found myself in a situation I had never been in before. I was worried I hadn’t saved for a rainy day and all I had was my RRSP that I was unable to dip into without paying a huge penalty. My New Year’s promise is to increase the amount of after tax income I put away from 10% to 15%. Continue reading »

Extreme Money Savers
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Extreme Money Savers

For nearly 40 years, my Dad drove a Brinks truck around suburban Toronto. As part of our family’s financial plan, I used to joke that he should bring the company car home one night… Instead, he’d keep the salt and pepper packets from his fast food lunches and occasionally sit at our kitchen table and empty them into our salt and pepper shakers. Here are some of the more extreme ways people try to save money. Continue reading »

Don’t Let Me Down Again RIM
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Don’t Let Me Down Again RIM

Since getting my precious BB my life has changed. I quickly went from never answering my cell phone to making myself available 24/7 on phone, email and BBM. When Blackberry was experiencing problems last week my service was interrupted for three days. I was getting scattered email service and no BBM in or out. It was the same for so many of RIM’s 70-million customers around the world. Continue reading »

Interest Rates Are Going Up – Are You Getting the Most From Your Savings Accounts?
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Interest Rates Are Going Up – Are You Getting the Most From Your Savings Accounts?

RateSupermarket.ca Launches Their High Interest Savings Accounts Comparison TORONTO, February 16, 2011… RateSupermarket.ca, Canada’s go-to rate comparison website for personal finance products like mortgages, credit cards, GICs, and insurance, has added a new product to their offering – savings accounts. Now Canadian consumers can easily compare the best offers on high interest savings accounts from … Continue reading »