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Common mistakes first time homebuyers make

Without a doubt, buying a house is probably one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make. And planning for your first one is an even bigger battle. But fear not.…

First Time Homebuyer Mistakes
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Planning like a boss to afford that mortgage

It’s mortgage season, rates are low, and people are hunting for that perfect home. But with housing prices at an all-time high, affordability remains a challenge. So how do you…

Planning like a boss to afford that mortgage
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Mortgage myth busters to boost your financial IQ

Congratulations. You’re finally able to afford that mortgage for the house of your dreams, and you’re ready to start your search for the perfect home and the right mortgage to…

Mortgage myth busters to boost your financial IQ
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Put money back in your pocket by refinancing your auto loan

Being locked into a less-than-ideal loan or lease is the modern-day equivalent of dragging around a ball and chain. Refinancing the loan on your existing vehicle could help you keep…

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How to spring clean your finances.

Whether the weather agrees with it or not, spring has sprung. In between rain showers, be sure to crack open those windows, let the fresh air in, and brush any…

Spring Cleaning your Finances
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Budget-friendly Valentine’s Day date ideas

The most memorable moments in life are often the ones that cost nothing. As nice as it is to have a fancy date night on Valentine’s Day, there are more…

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Feeling stressed about RRSPs? You’re not alone.

As March 2 approaches (that’s the RRSP contribution deadline for the 2019 tax year), many British Columbians experience feelings of guilt and anxiety just thinking about retirement savings. We recently…

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Setting financial goals for the New Year

Calling all New Year’s Resolution-ers: it’s time for change. The first month of the year is usually when we dust off the holiday cookie crumbs, take off our stretchy eating…

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Your RRSP Questions, Answered

The things you need to think about when it comes to your RRSP will differ based on your life stage and investment history. You’ll have different questions if you’re nearing…

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What to do with your tax refund

A refund is basically free money, right? Once you receive your tax return, your knee-jerk reaction may be to spend it on a new spring wardrobe or hop on a…

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8 common student money mistakes (and how to avoid them)

The start of the school year is an exciting time. It means giddy reunions with your friends, welcome back parties, cracking open… brand new notebooks, lugging textbooks across campus, nuking…

10 common money mistakes students make (and how to avoid them)
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How to teach your tween about money

That moment when they realize money doesn’t grow on trees Your tween may not know much about money at this point in their lives, and that’s OK. Being young and…

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