Yearly Archives: 2017

Being good with money isn’t just about making lots and lots of it. It’s about learning what to do when you get your sticky paws on it. There are heaps of people making big money who don’t have two red cents to rub together. Driven by emotion or determined to… Read more

There are a few subjects in personal finance as controversial, or at least in multi-opinion generating, as the question of who, when, and how much to tip. Is a 15% gratuity the standard for a restaurant visit? Is it 20%? How much should you tip the pizza delivery dude? Your… Read more

Credit card rewards programs can provide us with a nice bonus when used carefully. The downside is they can often tempt us to overspend and any bonus that we get can be quickly erased. Another point to keep in mind is that if you can’t pay the balance in full,… Read more

This is a guest post by the experts at Ratehub.ca Bankruptcy is a scary thing. It was likely one of the most stressful times of your life, but once you’ve officially received your discharge it’s time to get on with your life. You’ll likely want to start rebuilding your credit… Read more

We often make the most common money mistakes.  None of these bad choices from Gail Vaz-Oxlade should be a surprise to you, but if they are, it’s time to do something better. As Gail says, don’t be a money moron. You’re procrastinating on making a will. More than half of… Read more

When I was a kid I had a red yo-yo. In fact, I still have it and every once in a while, when the mood strikes me, I wrap the string around my finger and give it a whirl. It gives me no small amount of joy every time I… Read more

When it comes time to finance your next big purchase, you’ll face a number of important decisions. The first, and arguably most crucial, will be how you finance. For instance, if you plan to pay off your purchase within 30 days, you might consider charging it to your credit card to earn… Read more

If you’re like many people, a mortgage is the biggest financial commitment you will make in your life. Because it is such a big obligation, it is important to understand how mortgages work. Let’s start by looking at the concept of amortization. Mortgage amortization refers the length of time it… Read more

I have a young friend who is thinking about going back to school. He called me up to ask me if it would be a good idea. I think he expected me to rubber-stamp his decision because, as he put it, “it’s good debt, right?” Maybe. Maybe not. Student Loans… Read more

Robert (not his real name) works in a shoe store. Or if you ask him, he’ll proudly say that he’s now the Assistant Manager at a London fine footwear retailer. It’s not a bad job for a 26-year-old single guy, and his increased responsibilities let him focus on operational details… Read more