What are you saving money for?

What are you saving money for? Image courtesy of Behavior Gap Easy question to ask. Tough one to answer I think. Carl Richards, of Behavior Gap fame and more, reflects on this question often in this book, other books, and with…
Super saving tips from super savers

Super saving tips from super savers I recently checked out this advice from some super savers, including some tips from my friend Justin Bouchard from this well-known personal finance site.  After reviewing the article I thought – how well do…
Simple Personal Finance Rules of Thumb

Simple Personal Finance Rules of Thumb The following is a guest post by blogger, economist and fan of this site Kostas Chiotis. Dealing with your finances can be very tricky.  This is particularly true if you have many demands for…
Back-to-school so back to the bank?

Back-to-school so back to the bank? September is around the corner and that means back-to-school shopping season is in full swing. According to a RetailMeNot.ca 2016 survey, Canadian parents will spend an average of $472 per child for back-to-school shopping.…
Saving money on any income

Saving money on any income I get these emails in my inbox every now and then… I like your site but you write about saving and investing habits most Canadians don’t have.  Besides, not everyone makes enough money to save,…
Ways to save money on hydro 

Ways to save money on hydro Something cool that HydroOne is now sending customers is a:  Your Home Energy Dashboard. This dashboard is a brief comparison report and trend about your hydro usage.  It compares your electricity use with your…
The best budgeting rule of thumb

The best budgeting rule of thumb Everyone is different.  Personal finance is personal.  There is however some general rules of thumb that work well when it comes to creating some good savings habits and maintaining a good budget.  Let’s take…