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    What single women want….. in a home

    Tweet Another nice Metro news article from August 2011 that I never got around to posting until now. Christina Aragon, director of Strategy and Consumer Insights at gave a few facts that I found interesting: 72% of single women want a safe neighbourhood 13% […]

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  • Christmas Spending

    How are You Paying for Your Holidays?

    Tweet One of the most expensive times of the year is the holidays. The holiday season seems to hold no end of expenses. From travel to gifts to extra food for entertaining, it seems as though tradition demands that we spend money. But how do […]

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  • Christmas: Time to Change Unwanted Traditions

    Christmas: Time to Change Unwanted Traditions

    Tweet Last year, I wrote a post on Christmas Financial Stress. Among my in-laws traditions, one of the most important is… buying. Buying gifts I should say. The more of them, the better. Can’t count them? Even better!! I never really liked this tradition as […]

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    Go Green, Stay Healthy and Save More

    Tweet When people talk about going green, the main reason for this is usually out of concern for the environment, which is obviously hugely important to all of us. However there are many more reasons for going green which can affect each of us much […]

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    Vegan Asian Avocado Dressing and Salad

    Tweet This is seriously amazing stuff. I came up with the recipe because I thought that avocado would be nice on a salad, and then I just tweaked and experimented until I got a recipe I liked. Okay so it looks a bit gross and […]

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  • cheap travel

    5 Tips for Taking First-Class Vacations that Don’t Break the Bank

    Tweet Recently, my husband and I put together a trip to Utah and Idaho to see my family and participate in my brother’s wedding. As we began trying to figure out what it would cost, my husband began to get discouraged. The cost seemed insurmountable. […]

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  • 5 Reasons Why Life Insurance is Denied

    5 Reasons Why Life Insurance is Denied

    Tweet If you find yourself in need of a new life insurance provider, it’s important to know that you are not always automatically accepted. Life insurance companies want more than a monthly premium from you. They need you to be more of an asset than […]

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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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