11 Ways to Save Money This Valentine’s Day Without Skimping on the Romance
We’re coming up on that time again. Love is in the air, and after the year we’ve just had, let’s face it, we all need to focus on love. But with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the worry about creating a lovely romantic evening with gifts and experiences creates a lot of pressure during an already stressful time. Then when we think about money, our worries deepen. From chocolates to dinner to jewelry, Canadians can put a dent in their bank accounts during this romantic month. But love doesnt always have to have a large price tag to mean something. Let’s take a look at 11 ideas for saving money this Valentine’s Day. (more…)
Do's and Don'ts of Credit Cards
Credit cards can be a handy financial tool and an easy way to accumulate and carry unnecessary debt. When properly managed, credit cards can make building credit and covering emergency costs much more manageable. But on the other hand, you can quickly become overwhelmed by your card’s interest rate if you mismanage your debt.
Whether you've had a credit card for many years or are just getting your first card now, there are certain do's and don'ts that everyone can learn from to ensure you are using them responsibly. This week, we're taking a look at some of the best practices of getting and using a credit card as well as what you want to avoid to keep your credit score up. (more…)