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12.01.2020 / Lifestyles

Couple Goals - Managing Money Without Conflict
Money can be a touchy subject, and many people choose to keep their financial habits and plan to themselves. While that works when you’re single, it’s different when you’re in a relationship. Monetary woes are often cited as the number one reason for conflict in relationships. You and your partner…

11.18.2020 / Lifestyles

3 Quick Ways to Save Money
While having a long-term savings plan is vital to your finances when you need to quickly boost your savings, adopting a few tailored strategies can help. Having an adequate savings cushion can mean the world when you run into an emergency expense, so putting in the effort to put some cash away is…

10.19.2020 / Lifestyles

Identifying 5 Financial Life Stages
You might be nixing takeout to save up for your daughter’s private school tuition while your friend just spent a few thousand dollars on a vacation with his girlfriend. What’s happening here? Has your friend forgotten how to save money, or are you being too stingy with yours? There is probably no…

09.24.2020 / Lifestyles

The Benefits of Cheque Cashing Services
There are many ways to cash a cheque. The more traditional option requires having a bank account. You can then deposit the cheque in person at a bank or even electronically via an app. Another common option is to rely on cheque cashing. There are pros and cons to using this service and it’s…

09.16.2020 / Lifestyles

Enter The Ultimate $10,000 Sweepstakes
Enter today for a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000, plus other daily prizes.  Visit www.ultimate10kgiveaway.com or ask an employee for details. Contest runs September 16 – November 10, 2020 Terms and Conditions: PAYDAY LOAN TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE TRANSACTIONS IN…

12.01.2020 / Lifestyles

Couple Goals - Managing Money Without Conflict

Money can be a touchy subject, and many people choose to keep their financial habits and plan to themselves. While that works when you’re single, it’s different when you’re in a relationship. Monetary woes are often cited as the number one reason for conflict in relationships. You and your partner…

11.18.2020 / Lifestyles

3 Quick Ways to Save Money

While having a long-term savings plan is vital to your finances when you need to quickly boost your savings, adopting a few tailored strategies can help. Having an adequate savings cushion can mean the world when you run into an emergency expense, so putting in the effort to put some cash away is…

10.19.2020 / Lifestyles

Identifying 5 Financial Life Stages

You might be nixing takeout to save up for your daughter’s private school tuition while your friend just spent a few thousand dollars on a vacation with his girlfriend. What’s happening here? Has your friend forgotten how to save money, or are you being too stingy with yours? There is probably no…

09.24.2020 / Lifestyles

The Benefits of Cheque Cashing Services

There are many ways to cash a cheque. The more traditional option requires having a bank account. You can then deposit the cheque in person at a bank or even electronically via an app. Another common option is to rely on cheque cashing. There are pros and cons to using this service and it’s…

09.16.2020 / Lifestyles

Enter The Ultimate $10,000 Sweepstakes

Enter today for a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000, plus other daily prizes.  Visit www.ultimate10kgiveaway.com or ask an employee for details. Contest runs September 16 – November 10, 2020 Terms and Conditions: PAYDAY LOAN TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE TRANSACTIONS IN…

09.11.2020 / Lifestyles

What are Cheque Cashing Services?

When it comes to cheque cashing, there are several services available to convert that valuable piece of paper into cold, hard cash. If you have a bank account, you might consider this option. Unfortunately, banks tend to charge excessive maintenance fees for their accounts and you rarely get…

08.17.2020 / Lifestyles

Are Cheque-Cashing Services an Alternative to Traditional Banks?

Cheque cashing services are growing in popularity for several important reasons. Personal hardships can make the use of traditional banking services impossible for many individuals. Economic instability on a greater scale in the future is likely to drive this trend into the mainstream. When banks…

07.27.2020 / Lifestyles

Zero Waste Equals Money Saved

What is Zero Waste Living?  Every year, millions of tons of trash pack landfills.  While alarming on an environmental level, it also makes for a financial disaster.  Zero waste living combines several familiar ideas and combines them into a single idea: Waste nothing.    Not only are there…

07.24.2020 / Lifestyles

Monetizing Your Lifestyle Blog

Making Money with a Blog  A lifestyle blog is a very broad term that includes anybody who posts about their lifestyle online.  Most people begin blogging for fun, but it has become easier and easier to make a little money on the side through monetization.  There are plenty of unique ways to do…

07.21.2020 / Lifestyles

6 Ways to Save Money on Your Rent

For most people, rent is their largest monthly expense. When dealing with a crisis, or just looking at the budget, that big number stares back without mercy. Sometimes the best solution to a problem is to shake things up and change the facts. But is it possible to change the rent? It just might be…

07.14.2020 / Lifestyles

Buying a Home? Here's How to Purchase One with Resale Value

Buying with Selling in Mind  Buying a house is a very exciting experience, and a wise buyer might consider the resale value in the future. This is a very wise way to go about buying a house- things change, jobs change, opportunities arise, and sometimes houses need to be sold.  While it may take a…

07.07.2020 / Lifestyles

How You Can Start Saving Money at the Grocery Store

Shopping at the grocery store for meals to eat at home is one of the best ways to save money on a tight budget.  Going out to eat is not only more expensive per person, but it puts the wallet at the mercy of the flashy ads and marketing ploys.  But there are ways to save even more while spending…

07.07.2020 / Lifestyles

Do Millennials Care More About Their Credit Score than Previous Generations?

Millennials and Their Credit Scores  Millennials (those born between 1982 and 1999) are now in their twenties and thirties and making significant life decisions and purchases.  At the age where cars, first houses and more are bought, Millennials are discovering the trials and tribulations of the…

07.07.2020 / Lifestyles

Being Wise about Your Digital Wallet Spending

A revolution has taken place in the world of spending, saving, and financial transactions of all kinds.  While the credit and debit card increased the speed and ease of access to funds, the digital revolution has accelerated it even more.  Now people are using digital wallets – stored financial…

06.12.2020 / Lifestyles

Overcoming Financial Hardship During COVID-19

COVID-19 and the loss of work are creating financial hardship for many people. It becomes more challenging with each week of the pandemic to cover expenses. People are now faced with the issues of which obligations can be met and how to prioritize payments. Increasingly, there is not enough money…

06.09.2020 / Lifestyles

Glossary of Financial Terms

Financial terms and jargon can be awfully intimidating! Our Personal Finance Glossary should be helpful in putting this finance lingo into simple, everyday language. Account: An arrangement at a financial institution for depositing, withdrawing, borrowing or investing money. Account Statement:  …

05.22.2020 / Lifestyles

Here’s What to do if You Can’t Pay Rent Due to COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues its march across Canada, citizens are experiencing devastating economic impacts. In March, there were over a million job cuts, and April’s numbers were doubled from the previous month. If people who have experienced a reduction in work hours are figured into the employment…

04.14.2020 / Lifestyles

Signs You’re Wasting Money (Without Knowing It)

Where Did it All Go?  It is truly fascinating how long it can take someone to realize that they are a spender.  Most folks consider themselves responsible and good with their money. But knowing what to do, is not the same as actually doing it.  Maybe a person knows what they ought to do, but since…

04.07.2020 / Lifestyles

5 Easy Ideas for Side Hustles

Hustling on the Side  The reality of life is that most people do not get to live their passion and make money for it.  People work their jobs to make money so they can go home and do what they love, and sometimes they daydream about how great it would be if they could actually get paid for it…