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    The financial irrationality of entertainment at the fair

    Tweet I finally went to the Canadian National Exhibition a.k.a. “The Ex” last summer for the first time since I moved to Toronto, to mostly look (NOT EAT) at this infamous deep-fried butter dish. One word: YUCK. Anyhoo, as I was strolling around the fair […]

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    Instant Gift Card Marketplace Access for Holidays

    Tweet A few years ago, I discovered the joy of discounted gift cards. I found that it was possible to a buy a $25 gift card to a restaurant by paying only $15. I also found gift card marketplaces in which recipients of gift cards […]

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    It’s easier to make your own money

    Tweet It seems easier to make sure that you can take care of yourself financially instead of relying on others to do it for you. It just seems like a lot of work to make sure others keep their pockets open to you. It would […]

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    How to Set Financial and Life Goals

    Tweet Many of the life goals we have require money. Want to travel? You need money. Want to buy a home? You need money for a down payment. From retirement to college for the kids to a new big-screen TV, if you want to enhance […]

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    If I spent it, I wouldn’t have it…

    Tweet Sometimes when my friends get really annoyed shopping with me, because I am taking forever to decide on a $2 pen or something, I get comments from my friends like: “FB, you HAVE the money. Spend it. Gosh don’t fret over a $20 item, […]

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    Is Black Friday Really the Best Deal?

    Tweet We’re pretty well conditioned in our society to assume that the best time to get a good deal on holiday shopping is Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving has long been associated with good deals and the best sales. However, does that really hold […]

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  • Minding the Details so You Aren’t Stuck Financially

    Minding the Details so You Aren’t Stuck Financially

    Tweet   Here’s the thing: for a lot of us, managing our debts and budgets isn’t about knowing what to do. We know what to do. We know that we need to pay our bills on time. We know that we need to pay more […]

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    How attractive you are, plays a factor in your career

    Tweet Study from Blogs: Good looks will get you that job, promotion and raise The study conducted by Jeremy Biesanz, Lauren Human and Genevieve Lorenzo, showed a positive bias toward attractive people. “If people think Jane is beautiful, and she is very organized and somewhat […]

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    5 Tips for Working Smarter

    Tweet We’re often told to “work smarter, not harder.” This is something I’ve been working on in my life, in the hopes that I can do more with less. So far, it’s been working out just fine. I’ve been able to work less, but earn […]

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    Starting Over After a Financial Catastrophe

    Tweet Being broke isn’t always fabulous, as many people found out after the 2008 global banking crisis. Some people lost their jobs, some lost their homes, and others lost their entire retirement nest egg. If you’ve experienced a major financial setback, you don’t have to […]

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