Personal Finance Summary – August 15 2018

I'm adding a new part to this newsletter and that is an update from my own site. This topic is near and dear to my heart and I know it'll make an impact to your life as well. Also, if you're finding this weekly summary helpful, please consider sharing the...

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August 8 2018

Two in a row! I'm already on the right path in continuing this weekly summary. Now it may not seem like a lot, but like with everything else in life, it's all about baby steps. Just like in personal finance. Going two days without impulsive buying may not...

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Why most people in their 20s should not be saving

There is a notion that you should be paying yourself first. What they typically mean by that is to put 10% of your money away into an RRSP, TFSA or, once those are maxed, invested in a non-registered account. I agree with paying yourself first. You will always find a...

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Personal finance around Canada – June 2017

It's not fair to you that you only hear about what we at CHB think when it comes to personal finance so we are going to do a monthly personal finance round up. Each month, we will ask all the other personal finance bloggers and thought leaders for their best piece for...

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Why you should work abroad through AIESEC

Packing up your bags and going home after graduating school is one thing. Packing up your bags and going to another country is another. Packing up your bags and going to another country to work for a year is a completely different beast. However, that could also be...

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0% Financing is a lie

Did you know the average Canadian is willing to pay 20% of their monthly take home salary to finance a car? That’s a lot, considering that the average mortgage shouldn’t be more than 30% of your monthly take home salary. Let me put this another way: if you are paying...

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The Ultimate Guide to Employment Insurance – Canada

The Ultimate Guide for Canada Employment Insurance If you're reading this because you need to get on employment insurance, I'm sorry - but I'm also excited for you. To give you some context, I too was on Employment Insurance (EI). In fact, I first wrote this piece...

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Tangerine credit card review

I have owned my tangerine money back credit card ever since they first introduced it back in early 2016. The reason why I like it so much is because it gives you 2% cash back on your choice of two of 10 categories (you get an additional 3rd category if you open up a...

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Price Match

Price Match Policies in Canada If you haven’t been price matching, you are losing out on hundreds of dollars a year. That or you spend a lot of time running from one store to another in order to get the best deals, which is a waste of time and gas. I mentioned that...

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