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How To Teach Kids About Money When You’re Not a Financial Wiz Yourself #moneygenius

This post is sponsored by  Make Your Kid a Money Genius (even when you’re not). All opinions are our own. How do you teach your kids about money management when you’re not exactly a financial wizard yourself? That’s a question I think a lot of us ask ourselves. As parents, we all want one thing for our …

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5 New Tax Credits that Will Impact Your Family + Giveaway (Canada) #FAMILYTAX

Thank you H&R Block Canada for sponsoring this conversation. Looking for ways to reduce the amount of taxes you owe? Or better yet, get a bigger refund? New tax credits announced in Canada last year could add up to greater tax savings for your family in the next couple of years.   Caroline Battista from H&R Block …

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900 Canadian SIN compromised by Heartbleed

Your Social Insurance Number May Be Stolen by Heartbleed: What Can You Do?

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Announced that 900 SIN (Social insurance number) were compromised due to that Heartbleed! That’s HUGE! SIN is the backbone of the North American society, you need for everything: work, loans, job, tax filing!! Having a SIN stolen can lead to identity theft, unwanted debt, unwanted records, loss of job: a …

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The Secret to a Financially Stress-Free Life: Tips from Money Expert

Today, we have a special excerpt for you from “The Bank On Yourself Revolution” by Pamela Yellen.  I think everyone could the secret to a financially stress-free life, don’t you! Read on to discover this amazing book that will help you save money and become financially independent! The Secret to a Financially Stress-Free Life Is …

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Redeem Your AIR MILES Rewards for Cash at Iris!

With six pairs of glasses, our eye-wear budget is outrageous! We spent over $1,000 in eye-wear products this fall alone! So when I heard that AIR MILES Canada and Iris the Visual Group- were partnering together, I was ecstatic! As an AIR MILES collector, I could not be more happy. It means that every time I go to an Iris eye-wear specialist, I can earn reward miles and also redeem them.

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Did You Borrow Money to Put Your Child Through Extracurricular Activities? #BeyondtheBlueLine

Did you do that?  Borrow money to put your child through extracurricular activities or hockey? If yes, you are not alone! According to a survey conducted by Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan (CST)  Three out of five Canadian parents (61 percent) say they, or someone they know, have borrowed money or used their retirement savings to put …

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Expert Microsoft Office 365 Tips from Jen Singer to Get it Done and Earn Money #GetItDone

This interview and post to help you get it done and earn money on the go is brought to you by Microsoft Office 365. All opinions are our own. With the holiday season quickly approaching, the need to get things done from literally anywhere has never been more desirable. What would you give up for …

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Best ways to save money on a road trip and stay healthy

Image Source: Flickr/cameronparkins/ Roads trips are fun: you explore different places and scenery. You discover new meals and treats! It’s my favorite way of travelling.  Unfortunately these trips can be long, tiring and pretty expensive. Sometimes we end up choosing unhealthy options to save money and speed up our trip. But we can still  travel on a …

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The Family Meeting Remains a Remarkably Easy Way to Avoid Overspending

It’s just about impossible to schedule a family meeting without infringing on at least one family member’s plans. Turning it into a tradition is therefore not particularly easy to do. Even if everyone gathers around for dinner, that’s not the time to talk business (The Godfather, anyone?) Yet, finding a 30 minute block of time …

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Stretch Your Dollar Further cutting on Innocent Expenses

It’s the little foxes that kill the vineyard. In other words, its rarely the major things that keep us from achieving a goal; instead, it’s the small things. In personal finance, this is definitely true. Especially in the realm of personal spending habits and expenses. Read more 

Stretch Your Dollar Further By Cracking Down on Innocent Expenses

It’s the little foxes that kill the vineyard. In other words, its rarely the major things that keep us from achieving a goal; instead, it’s the small things. In personal finance, this is definitely true. Especially in the realm of personal spending habits. Oftentimes people tend to think that buying big ticket items without planning and …

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Cut Your Insurance Costs

Insurance is one of the most valuable things you can have these days, and there are many types available. Home, health, and auto insurance are all important types of insurance to carry if you want to protect you and your belongings.  There are certain things you can do to cut your insurance costs.  READ MORE

Sorry Kids, it’s expensive!! We need to stick to the budget

As parents of two, we found ourselves wrestling for financial discipline when it comes to our children. We set up a monthly budget, we try to stick to it but when it comes to our kids, we ignore our common sense and we say yes to the expensive juice at the hockey arena, or to the unhealthy snack at the supermarket. We find it hard to say always No to our kid’s endless lists.

Toddler’s Clothing Tips

  Dressing a toddler should be a pleasant thing but it could be time consuming, exhausting and expensive because toddler clothing sizes can be tricky. They typically go by the child’s age and can be recognized for the “T” that follows the number. However, just because your child is 3 years old, doesn’t mean he is going to …

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