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Need a Home Décor Refresh? 5 Cheap and Easy Ways to Brighten Your Space
Things I like to spend money on: Travel, nights out with friends, clothes, experiences. Things I don’t like to spend money on: Overpriced restaurant food, interest on debt………..home décor. It’s not that I don’t want to live in a space I love; I definitely do! It’s just that I’ve never prioritized spending on decorating the…
8 Instagram Accounts for Stepping Up Your Money Game
When you think of places to go to learn about money, Instagram probably isn’t one of them. Blogs? Yes. Podcasts? Absolutely. Online courses? Sure. Instagram? …Not so much. Understandably so; Instagram is a space notorious for leaving us to feel hollow and lesser-than. Log on and you're not really learning anything, except for maybe how…
Renter’s Insurance: Pay a Little, Protect a Lot
Much like the prospects I show apartments to, I once scratched my head at the idea of renter’s insurance. Now, after getting to learn more about it through my job, it doesn’t take me long to convince the prospect that investing in renter’s insurance is well worth their money. Renter’s insurance, also called resident’s or…
6 Ways That Aren’t Net Worth to Determine If You’re Financially Fit
Human beings are perpetually consumed with comparing ourselves to each other. Whether it’s wishing we looked like the actors or actresses on TV, or enviously looking across the street at our neighbour’s shiny new RV and then longingly glancing back to our used tent trailer from the seventies, we can oftentimes feel like we’re being…
How to Navigate the Broken Scholarship System
Earlier this year, ScholarshipsCanada, a site that aims to match post-secondary students with scholarships and bursaries, put out a statement claiming that millions of dollars worth of scholarship money goes unclaimed each year. They cited the main reason for this unclaimed money was that students simply didn’t apply. Other scholarship databases, like yconic, also face…
Warning! 6 Ways Companies Are Pushing Your Spending Buttons
It’s tempting to believe that we make independent decisions, free from outside influence. I’m a grown-ass woman, I’ll tell myself. Ain’t nobody tell me what to do!! But just how true is this? How autonomous am I, really? I’d argue not very, and I don’t blame myself. There are a lot of businesses and organizations…
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