The cost of presents is one thing, but the hidden financial reality of the holidays is all the other stuff we end up buying this time of year. From gift wrapping supplies to home decorations to nice outfits, it seems like the expenses this time of year never end – and the credit card debt …
If you’re planning to cross the border to score Black Friday deals, prepare yourself – it’s a serious undertaking for serious shoppers. Check out our top 10 tips for finding great discounts, braving the crowds – and making it through the day with your sanity.
If you’re a smoker, you have tons to save by quitting – both your money and your health! Just how much could you save by kicking the habit? Check out our quitting calculations, and the cost of smoking cessation methods.
Don’t let a bloated budget knock your finances off track. Follow our holiday spending survival tips and you could find your wallet stuffed with savings.
Let’s face it – we’ve all gone digital. Our lives are filled with tech toys and trinkets, from iPods to flat screen televisions. But technology isn’t cheap – and getting ahold of the latest electronics comes with a price tag that can often break the bank.
Who doesn’t dream of winning the lottery? Cashing in on the finer things in life and taking early retirement may seem like bliss, but a windfall can be too good to be true. Read on to find out how winning can actually lead to financial disaster – and what to do to protect your money if you actually win.
There’s no way around it – kids are expensive! Fortunately you can counter those first-year costs by begging and borrowing for clothes, toys and equipment. When it comes to saving on stuff for baby, never be afraid to ask for help!
There’s no better time to master living off a dime than in post secondary school. From managing your life expenses and tuition to keeping tabs on daily costs, we’ve got tips to help you stretch your dollars.
Back-to-school shopping season is upon us! Did you know Canadians will spend an average of $677 in the month of August to prepare their kids for the classroom? Check out our tips for cutting down on the cost of clothes, school supplies, lunches and more.
Planning to leave your parents’ home? “Fleeing the nest” can be an exciting coming-of-age milestone – but it comes with bills, bills, and you guessed it, more bills. Whether you’re off to experience student housing or are a new grad looking to establish yourself, budgeting and saving skills are vital to becoming financially independent.