Your Finances: Fall Back on Track

Have you blown your autumn budget? It's time to stop spending and start saving!

September is in full swing – but have you blown your budget all the way to the new year? A recent study finds a $500 left-field expense is all it would take to derail 30% of Canadian finances.

The good news? This fall can be your unofficial fresh start. Whether or not you’re a student, read on for ways to spend less and save more.

3 Ways: How to Really Save When You’re a Student

A recent study finds 30% of Canadians couldn’t handle a surprise $500 expense. What can you do to ensure you’re covered financially? High-interest savings are a great basic way to kick start your rainy day fund – especially if you’re a cash-strapped student. Read on to learn more about your options.
Read Andrew’s Blog | How to Really Save When You’re a Student>

 5 Golden Rules for Student Credit Card Use

Should college students carry credit cards? An American study finds more millennials are choosing not to have one. This seems responsible – but are they hurting their own credit histories? Read on for the 5 golden rules of student credit card use.

Read Penelope’s Blog | 5 Golden Rules for Student Credit Card Use

5 Meals You Can Prepare for $2 or Less

Being frugal in the kitchen doesn’t mean going hungry for quality. Frugal living expert Sean Cooper spends only $100 monthly on this groceries – here are some of his favourite inexpensive recipes – all possible for $2 a day.

Read Sean’s Blog | 5 Meals You Can Prepare for $2 or Less

Apple Pay and Mobile Wallets: 5 Don’t-Miss Payment Apps

Apple has jumped into the mobile payment space by unveiling Apple Pay, their touch-and-go iPhone 6 payment method. It’s a move that’s said to change the way consumers pay at the till. But you don’t need to clamour for Apple’s latest toy to get in on the mobile action. Here, tech blogger Justin Kozuch reviews the latest and greatest mobile wallet apps.

Read Justin’s Blog: Apple Pay and Mobile Wallets>


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