How to Give Unsolicited Money Advice

Unsolicited Money Advice, money talk
We all have that one friend or relative. They spend recklessly, don’t save anything yet complain none stop about being broke. They chalk up their financial situation to not making enough money, moan about needing a pay raise and totally give up on saving until they get one. A stark contrast to you. You’ve finally gotten your financial house in order by budgeting and cutting out excess luxuries....

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5 Ways to Save Money on Household Cleaning

Save Money on Household Cleaning, household products, household supplies
They say a clean home makes for a clean mind. If you’ve let your house work get on top of you, then you’ll sure know just how great it feels to get things back in order. The trouble is, when you want to do a thorough job, cleaning is timely and expensive. Here are 5 ways to reduce the price of keeping a sparkling home: Try DIY cleaning products The easiest way to cut down on your cleaning bill...

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Posted in: Saving Money

Four Mistakes I Made In College (I Hope My Kids Don’t Make)

Mistakes I Made In College
Live and learn… While this old adage is true, I hope my children’s financial future is brighter than mine.  I hope I teach them to make smart financial decisions. So if they do make poor financial decisions, it affects them only in the short term, rather than decades as some of my financial mistakes have affected me. Here are some things I hope my kids do differently than me: Eating Out I...

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My first money management skills

money management skills, finances, handling money, Net worth update, net worth
A special thanks to TD Canada Trust for today’s sponsored post. I didn’t really start thinking seriously about money until I was 21 or so.  Before that, I had the nebulous idea that saving was good, but debt was normal, and taking care of my money meant balancing those two things.  I had already done my part by racking up a lot of debt, including over $10,000 in credit card debt and several...

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