How to Save For a Vacation

With winter in full swing here in Canada, many people are starting to dream about warmer destinations. They are looking at their finances and hoping to book a family vacation. But do they have the funds to book a family vacation without it impacting their day-to-day life? Everyone wants to believe that they have plentyContinue Reading …

Why You Should Push Your Children to Search for Weird Scholarships to Finance their Education

Every year thousands of high school graduates prepare to launch themselves into new lifestyles at the colleges of their choice.  This statement actually needs some rephrasing: every year thousands of high school graduates prepare to launch themselves into new lifestyles at the colleges that their financial situations allow. Plainly put, college is expensive.  A four-yearContinue Reading …

Security Tips for Online Finances

It seems that every day brings news of a new data breach and news of thousands, if not millions of credit card numbers stolen. The thing is that isn’t the only way for criminals to get access to your money. If you aren’t worried about your on line security, you should be. Take a few simple stepsContinue Reading …

Life as Normal with #SavingMadeSimple

I have been participating in the Saving Made Simple Financial challenge inspired by Gail Vax-Oxlade’s book Money Rules for the last 3 weeks. For me life has been normal and I have really had to make no changes. We only spend on needs, not wants unless we have budgeted for it. We do not useContinue Reading …