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March 2017 Net Worth Update: $464,400 (+2.1%)

This is a very special and sentimental 'net worth update' for me because it's going to be my last update, on Young and Thrifty. It is also a special update because we are expecting a baby in the summer! It was a pleasure creating this website way back in 2009 and...

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Cost of Baby’s First Year

There are big changes in my household to take place in 2017! We are expecting! Since we are expecting our first baby, it is a prudent idea to think about the costs of the baby’s first year and then budgeting for this. There are already so many decisions to make, and...

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How To Port A Mortgage

Can I take my mortgage with me if I have an excellent fixed interest rate that I want to hand on to?  Or is it possible to use the sweet variable interest rate I negotiated as a bargaining chip when I’m selling my house – can I pass that on to the new buyer?  These...

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Nest Wealth Review

To wrap up our tour of the top robo advisors in Canada (see our Ultimate Guide to Canada’s Robo Advisors for more information), we thought we’d take a look at the first entrant into the Canadian market and one the market leaders in Canada with our Nest Wealth Review....

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How to Get More Money Back from your Tax Return

It’s that time of year again! TAX TIME!  If you didn’t get a chance to implement any of my 16 Tax Tips for Year End, don’t fret, my friend, there’s still time to get more money back from your tax return!  I started filing my own taxes last year. Before that, I hired...

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February 2017 Net Worth Update: +$2200 (+0.5%)

One whole month into 2017 already!  How have your personal finance resolutions been going?  Nothing too exciting this month, markets are pretty flat.  Something else is exciting happening in my husband and I's life and it will be a life and game changer! My personal...

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Wealthsimple Review

“We're on a mission to bring smarter financial services to everybody, regardless of age or net worth.” - Michael Katchen, CEO, Wealthsimple Join YoungAndThrifty.ca, the premier Canadian source for Robo Advisors, as we review Wealthsimple, the biggest Canadian...

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