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Reducing Home Energy Costs

Saving money starts at home. Here are some often overlooked ways to help reduce your utilities bill.
When money is tight, even small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in the long run, such as bringing a lunch instead of buying one or cycling to work instead of driving.

One way to cut costs, that is often overlooked, […]

Date Ideas on a Budget

Love may be free, but dating can get expensive. Here are some tips to have fun and keep your costs down.
Whether it’s your first outing together or a milestone anniversary, date nights can be hard on your budget. With a few easy tips, you can save money and make your time together memorable.
Coffee & Lunch Dates
A mid-day […]

Your Fall Wardrobe Shopping

Put on your comfy sweater and read our cost-efficient tips that will keep your wardrobe looking fresh for Fall.
The fall season is officially underway, and while many of us mourn the end of summer, many of us also welcome the changing colour of leaves, the crisp air…and for some, fall fashion! So, if you’re a fashionista […]

Work To Live

Work to live, don’t live to work. Here are some tips to reduce the expenses that come with your “9-5.”
You go to work to earn money. You work hard for it and you probably want to keep as much of it as possible.

But like most things in life, work can come with expenses. The strain of […]

What is Financial Inclusion?

Financial Inclusion means access to affordable credit on the path to financial recovery.
Whether or not you’ve heard the term “financial inclusion” before, it can be difficult to understand what exactly that means. Understanding financial inclusion and how it can define you is an important factor when it comes time to budget for a big purchase like a home […]

7 Budget Management Apps

Expenses can add up really quickly. Try using one of these apps to help manage your costs and increase your savings!
Budgeting and tracking your expenses doesn’t have to be tedious and overwhelming — and it surely doesn’t have to be difficult. Improve your budgeting and avoid fees by downloading one of the following seven apps.


Available on: Web, […]

Finding Your Next Job

Discover a mix of online and offline channels that can set you up for your next successful job hunt.
Looking for a new job can often feel like a full time job in itself. Perfecting your resume, CV or portfolio as well as the time spent searching for that perfect job can add up to long […]

Your Children’s Financial Future

One of the best ways to save money for your children’s future is to start as soon as you can — it quickly adds up.
Becoming a parent brings a lot of changes into your life — some joyful, some challenging — but all of them rewarding. One major area of your life that changes with parenthood is […]

Planning to Buy a Car?

There’s more to buying a car than the asking price. Be informed and budget for the lesser-known, long-term costs.

If you are currently shopping for car, here are some of the less obvious costs associated with buying and owning car. Being mindful of some of these factors can help you with your financial planning.
When buying a brand new […]

5 Ways to Stream & Save

Learn how you can stream, save and enjoy TV and Movies on a budget!

Let’s face it.

At the end of a long day or week, there’s nothing quite like relaxing and catching up on your favourite shows.

Only one problem: basic cable can cost upwards of $45 a month! Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives for you to […]