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Go From Big Spender to Big Saver With These Tips

Go From Big Spender to Big Saver With These Tips

We all know how important it is to save money, but it can be difficult. Bills pile up and the temptation to make new purchases gets in the way. But with a little planning, some effort, and some willpower, you can create a healthy savings account for a rainy day or for a big purchase.
Car Insurance 101: How to Get the Best Rates

Car Insurance 101: How to Get the Best Rates

Car insurance is both necessary and smart, but it can also be expensive. This doesn’t have to be the case, though. With some research, smart shopping and adopting good habits, you can cut your car insurance rate to make it fit into your budget while still getting you the protection you need.
Here’s What to Do If Your Wallet Is Lost or Stolen

Here’s What to Do If Your Wallet Is Lost or Stolen

Having your wallet or purse stolen is a terrifying situation. After all, that’s where you keep some of your most important and sensitive documents. But with the right tips and a little help from various authorities, you can set things right again — and hopefully not lose anything too important or costly in the meantime.
How to Fly High With a Travel Loyalty Program

How to Fly High With a Travel Loyalty Program

It’s time to get back out there and start traveling again, but if you’re looking for a way to save some money on things like flights or hotels, you might want to consider a travel loyalty program. These tools can be very handy and save you money, but there are some basics to know before you get into one, as well as some potential risks to look out for.
12 Ways to Cut Down Your Energy Bill

12 Ways to Cut Down Your Energy Bill

The weather is turning colder, but that doesn’t mean anyone wants to start paying the sky-high energy bills that come with heating a whole house. If you’re trying to cut down on some expenses and want to figure out how to lower your energy bill, take a look at these tips. You’ll save money, and it’s good for Mother Nature too.
Credit Scores 101: What You Should Know About Yours

Credit Scores 101: What You Should Know About Yours

Credit scores have a big impact on our lives. They affect our ability to get a loan for a car or mortgage and impact the interest that we’ll pay on those loans, which can make a huge financial difference. These scores are a little difficult to understand, but knowing a few simple tips can make a big difference when it comes to your credit.
The Key to Saving for College: Start Now

The Key to Saving for College: Start Now

The average undergrad tuition fees for Canadian students range from in the $4Ks to $20K+ depending on the field of study, and many of these costs are increasing year over year. So, parents should get started saving early. But how to start? Here are some tips.
Financing Your Future: Here’s How to Start Investing

Financing Your Future: Here’s How to Start Investing

The first question to ask about investing – when to start – is easy to answer: now, or as soon as you can. More years of investing give your money more opportunity to grow. Beyond that, you have some choices to make. Here’s a guide.
What Is Phishing and How Can You Protect Yourself?

What Is Phishing and How Can You Protect Yourself?

Phishing scams are becoming more common and sophisticated, and it can be hard to know how to spot them or what to do about them. But with a bit of education, you can be on the lookout for telltale signs of people trying to get your information and take steps to protect yourself. And if you fall prey to one of these attacks, there are steps you can take to fix it.
How Much Do You Need To Save? Here Are Questions To Ask Yourself

How Much Do You Need To Save? Here Are Questions To Ask Yourself

Savings are a cornerstone of financial stability. Whether you have enough money saved could mean the difference between riding out an emergency and being ruined by it. So how much to save? Here's what you should be thinking about.