Ready to get behind the wheel and explore parts of the world you’ve never seen before? We’ve got some tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your road trip.
Start Saving Early
You don’t even have to know when and where you’re going; the moment you know you are definitely going to be going on vacation period, you should try to put at least a little bit of money away from each paycheque. Vacation costs add up quickly, and the sooner you can start adding to your savings, the better. Continue reading “Road Trip Tips”
Do you struggle with putting aside some extra money at the end of each month? Read our tips to help you increase your savings without putting yourself under too much financial strain.
Set Up Auto Saver
Most banks have the option to automatically put aside a certain amount of money each month. Whether you have a savings account or a TFSA, it’s an easy way to ensure that you’re adding to your savings each month. Some banks even offer the option to move a dollar into your savings account every time you make a transaction.
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You’re out at the mall and your child sees a toy they’ve decided they absolutely cannot live without. They beg you for it. You look at the price tag and say No, you’re not spending money on that. They throw a fit in the middle of the store. You try to leave the mall as gracefully as possible while carrying a screaming child. You make a mental note to find a babysitter the next time you really need to shop.
Most parents or guardians can relate to the experience of having to turn down their child’s desperate pleas for an expensive toy, game, or item of clothing that they don’t need. So how do you let your child down without also inadvertently triggering a temper tantrum?
Continue reading “How to Reframe ‘No’ for Your Child When it Comes to Spending”
The first couple of months at the start of a new year can be challenging budget-wise; most of us are still recovering from Christmas expenses so we spend most of January playing catch up and falling behind on other bills.
We want to help you break the debt cycle. Welcome to Frugal February.
As the name suggests, we’ve got some suggestions and tips to help you save money this February so you can pay down your debt and hopefully put some money aside too.
The rules are simple and even sticking to just half of them will have a positive impact on your finances:
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The holiday season isn’t just a particularly rough time on your bank account, it’s also hard on your impulse control. With so many sales and so many gifts to buy, it can be hard to stick to your budget and control your spending.
Here are some mantras you can use when you’re in the mall (or on Amazon.ca) to help you reframe your thoughts and keep your money in your wallet.
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