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Looking to Find Motivation to Get Your Butt In Gear? Count Your Saturdays

If you’re anything like me, or the other 7 billion-ish people on the planet, you’ve struggled to find motivation to get things done. Whether it’s exercising or avoiding dietary pitfalls to drop a few LB’s, saving more money for retirement, or crushing your debt, or even being intentional about building stronger relationships, motivation can be…

Do We Suck at Personal Finance Because We Suck At Math?

“I just don’t get Math!” “Well, there is no use studying math, you’re either good at it or you’re not.” “When will I ever use this in the real world anyway?” As a high school teacher I hear complaints about math constantly (well… I just hear many complaints period).  There is this widespread general attitude…

How to Buy a Long-Lasting & Stylish Wardrobe Without Breaking the Bank

I recently read an article saying that millennials are doing less shopping at stores like H&M, and are instead showing a preference for clothes that are well-made and that will last for longer than a few wears. While I don’t see fast fashion giants like Forever 21 toppling anytime soon, it’s certainly welcome news. Often, what…

BMO Smartfolio – How Your RRSP Can Save Your Next Tax Refund

Were you disappointed by the results of your tax return this year? Perhaps you expected a larger refund or at least hoped you wouldn’t have to pay? If all of this tax stuff seems a bit daunting to you, and right now you’re essentially just handing a shoebox of receipts to your accountant while hoping…

Planswell Review – Canada’s Robo Advisor *Plus

Planswell Review Summary If you’re a regular reader of Young and Thrifty you’ve no doubt caught on to the fact that we’re pretty big fans of Canada’s robo advisors.  Basically, we’re fans of whatever the easiest and most user-friendly ways there are to cut out the insane investing fees and escape the lie of mutual…