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How to know when to rent or buy.

Spring usually means that the housing market heats up with lots of listings flooding the market. But, is buying the right way to go for everyone? Or should you rent?…

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Wondering where to start to save up for a down payment?

Buying a home is possibly the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. Beyond shopping for a great rate and figuring out what your new monthly budget could look like, you need to…

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What did you want to be when you grew up?

What did you want to be when you grew up? It’s an age old question and it can sometimes bring with it some rather interesting and creative answers. For one…

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Top 6 tips for charitable giving this holiday season

‘Tis the season to be generous—estimates put the amount of holiday giving in Canada at around $5 billion. How amazing is that? Our Ian Thomas stopped by CTV Morning Live…

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5 Tips to Help you Save on Holiday Groceries

Holiday time usually means an increase in bills, including your grocery bill. The holidays are all about food and family, and you don’t want to skimp on feeding your friends…

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Teaching Your Kids Financial Literacy

We remind our kids to mind their manners, but what about their money? November is Financial Literacy Month and we’ve got some tips to help develop your kids into mindful…

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RESPecting your kids: How to save for their education

If you’re a parent, you want the best for your kids – including a good education. You’re already investing in your kids by being the awesome parent you already are,…

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Got the student loan blues? Four tips to cheer you up

Ahhh, student loan debt… the bane of college and university students’ existence. It’s a weight that can bear down on your shoulders even as you enter the workforce and the…

Got the student loan blues? Four tips to cheer you up
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Ten financial steps to a better holiday vacation

It’s that time of year again when many of us will be traveling near and far to spend the holidays with family and friends. But before you take off, there…

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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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RRSP vs TFSA. Which is better for you?

TFSA (Tax-Free Savings Account), RRSP (Registered Retired Savings Plan), TMATC (Too Many Acronyms to Count)… Ok, we might have made up that last one. But with RRSP contribution deadline just…

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Holiday shopping on a budget

The arrival of December usually means one thing: the holidays are upon us. You may have already opened up a few doors on your advent calendar. An influx of festive…

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