It ain’t over til it’s over

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Winter in Canada is a never truly over. It’s never predictable and it can’t be planned for with any degree of accuracy. Observe the stages of winter: You think it’s over, right? How could there possibly be anymore effing winter? But there’s more. And then it’s May, right? All the crappy weather should be over [...]

A Grocery Store Glossary to Save You Money

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People who spend time shopping in the local supermarket get to know its staff and, perhaps, even the lingo they use. Paying attention to some terms is a good idea as they can help save consumers money. The following glossary of grocery store terms may help you defray some of the costs of your groceries. [...]

Winning Purchase Offers: Buying a home in a seller’s market

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A seller’s market. You’ve heard of those. It’s when the seller has a clear and distinct advantage over the buyer when it comes to getting the deal he wants. But, just because it’s a seller’s market, doesn’t mean that you can’t negotiate for a better deal. Here’s how to win when the deck is stacked [...]

Ditching Snail Mail: The Benefits of E-Filing Your Taxes

As anyone over 20 probably remembers, tax filings were always a huge deal – you needed the tax code and multiple forms; not to mention, there was always the fear that you could screw it up. Today, e-filing your taxes is common and is clearly the way to go. If you’re still somewhat unsure about [...]

My biggest Aha! money moment: Live a good life

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This post is a participant in the Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival hosted by The Heavy Purse Enjoy!   I feel like I’ve done it all. I’ve read financial books; entered contests; clipped grocery coupons; and shopped loyalty points (Airmiles). I tracked expenses and cut costs. I’ve bartered stuff on Kijiji and sold stuff on Ebay. [...]