What Should you be Saving for?

What Should you be Saving for?

Let’s be honest; most of us don’t start saving for something until we really want it – by then most of us wish we started saving a heck of a lot earlier. When we’re younger we save for smaller, more attainable things, like CDs, concert tickets and new clothes. As we mature, we start looking at the bigger picture. There are many reasons why you might want to start saving some money. Continue reading »

Saving While in Debt

Saving While in Debt

Your monthly credit card statements arrived in the mail and they read something like this: Total balance: Too much to even think about, Minimum payment: Your left arm AND firstborn, Due date: Overdue. Okay, let’s be realistic here. Most of us have some sort of debt, whether it’s nasty credit card debt, a student loan or a mortgage. So how on earth are you going to pay off your debts AND save money at the same time? As impossible as it sounds, it can be done. 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 »

Saving at the Pump

Saving at the Pump

Thanks to unrest in the Middle East (fighting in Libya makes investors worry the entire area could be affected) and the recent earthquake in Japan, gas prices are climbing by the day. Since we start to drive more this time of year, and things overseas are not yet stable, they may go higher still. There’s nothing we can do about world events, but we can change some of our behaviours to need less gas to get where we need to go. Here’s some saving tips. Continue reading »