Disaster-Proof Your Life – Insurance Needs  

Preet Banerjee (a prominent Canadian personal finance personality) explains insurance as “disaster-proofing your life”.  This description has always stuck with me – which is noteworthy, given that insurance-related topics don’t exactly scream “memorable”.  Insurance is one of those things that no one really pays attention to – until they badly need it.  Protecting yourself from a financial disaster should be one of your top priorities when it comes to your finances.  After all, what’s the use of putting all that energy into earning and saving if you aren’t going to take care of what you’ve worked so hard for?

Below you’ll find tips on how to protect your car, home, and even your pet (if you’ve ever gotten a vet bill, you know the pet isn’t the only one that needed protecting).

President’s Choice PC Pet Insurance Review

My Experience With Home Insurance

Is Universal Life Insurance a Good Idea?

Car Rental Insurance

Best Pet Insurance Canada

Is Couponing Really Worth Your Time?

I have to admit that I’ve been a coupon snob in the past. My hatred of the unorganized couponer that holds up the line as they leisurely thumb through their pile of 2-weeks-overdue clippings and then ask to speak to the manager in an effort to save a couple of dimes...

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Amazon Student Prime – Is It Worth It?

Finally – a perk to forking over thousands of dollars a year in graduate student fees… Free Amazon Prime for six months! Click here to skip my review and sign up. That is essentially what this latest offer that the folks Amazon have dubbed “Amazon Student” consists...

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Why are Designer Sunglasses so Expensive?

I thought about this question as I was lounging and frolicking in an infinity swimming pool earlier this  year.  As I was getting chlorinated pool water splashed on my sunglasses (Ralph Lauren sunglasses that I bought a few years ago, I think they cost maybe $100?)...

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Cutting the Cable and Joining Netflix

Well, to be honest, I never had cable to start with anyways, so I guess this post doesn't make any sense. But for those of you who actually have cable, making the choice to switch to Netflix is a brilliant idea. I have officially joined the Netflix band wagon as well...

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How to Apply for the Nexus Program

A few months ago, I deliberated as to whether the Nexus pass is worth it? My answer is a resounding YES. It is amazing. And that is all. Here are a few more benefits to the Nexus program You get treated differently:  When I first went through the Nexus lane, I was a...

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Why You Should Organize A Clothes Swap

For you longtime readers, you know that I am a huge fan of clothes swaps.  In 2011 I was still a fan of the clothes swap because I shared a post on how to organize a clothes swap.  I must admit, I don't know if I have had any clothes swaps since that post, but I am...

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Costco vs Loblaws

A few months ago I wrote about whether a Costco membership is worth it, and listed the pros and cons of a Costco membership.  Some pros were their Mary's Organic crackers, their generous and lenient return policy, and the quality of their meats, not to mention the...

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Negotiating My Mortgage – RBC vs My Credit Union

A few months ago I began thinking about the fact that my first mortgage term was about to end and that I would soon have to sign on for a new term with someone.  Read all about it here. If you get excited at the thought of negotiating mortgage rates and debating fixed...

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Why I Cancelled Mint.com

For anyone who has been following this blog for the past two years or more, everyone and their kitchen sink and uncle's cousin knows what a big fan of mint.com I am.  I was such a fan that I wrote a review on it. I mean, where else can you have access to all your bank...

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