Interest Rate Hike & the Cost of Groceries and Gas

Interest Rate Hike & the Cost of Groceries and Gas

There has been an interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada and there has been a dramatic spike in the cost of groceries and gas. You are not alone if you are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. I bought groceries yesterday and paid over 15% more for some...
Budgeting Tips

Budgeting Tips

Here are practical budgeting tips to create a budget you will want to stick to. Have goals that are meaningful to you.Listen to the voice in your head.Be in a positive frame of mind when you create a budget.Build in the “oops factor”. You have money....
Create a SMART Budget

Create a SMART Budget

With personal finances, my thinking around creating a SMART budget is that you will live well on the money available. To create a SMART budget, goals should be: S = specific M = measurable A = achievableR = relevantT = time bound Setting realistic goals that are...
Cost of Convenience

Cost of Convenience

What is the cost of convenience shopping for you? When I shopped for a family of 5, I started saving $2,500 a year or more by making one change to my shopping routine. The new routine wasn’t as convenient as the old routine, but it was worth it for me to save...
Budgets and Discounts

Budgets and Discounts

Budgets and discounts are synonymous with holiday spending. ‘Tis the season. Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t the only options for being thrifty. Use the information in this blog to celebrate the holidays, give gifts that matter, have crafts for the...
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