Budgeting and Brain-teasers

Budgeting and Brain-teasers

Brain-teasers are a fun way of keeping the brain nimble which can help when it comes to budgeting. I like to play Scrabble. The first few times I played, though, I mostly got letters that were only worth 1 or 2 points. I still like to play Scrabble, but I wait for...
Another Benefit of Having a Budget

Another Benefit of Having a Budget

What do identity thefts, cyber attacks, stolen credit card information, internet service interruptions and the loss of a job all have in common? Being a victim of any of these will leave you feeling violated. Additionally, any one of these will cause stress as you...
Waste Not Want Not

Waste Not Want Not

I can’t remember how many times I heard somebody tell me “Waste not want not” when I was growing up. At home it was my mom. At school it was a teacher. In most cases, I was probably putting too much of a sandwich in the garbage because I really do...
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....
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