What You Need to Know About RRSP’s

The Ins and Outs of Using an RRSP

We’ve been having some really mild weather in Edmonton recently which makes it feel like Spring is already here, but it’s still February. For us Edmontonians that means we could very well be faced with another bout of winter…please no. March can be such a sketchy month, it can be beautiful and warm with hardly any snow, or it can be freezing cold and blizzarding. It’s also the month of my birthday, and my mom still complains about trying to plan parties when I was a kid because of how unpredictableΒ it was. I would have dreams of […]

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Reading Books or Listening to Audiobooks?

I’m a reader, I love curling up with a great book and have ever since I was a child. It’s one of my favourite ways to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, and my vision of reading has always been cracking open a new novel and diving in. Because of this, I was a late convert to the e-book craze and actual books are still my preference. I did get a Kobo as a gift a couple of years ago and like it, but mostly for travel…no more hauling heavy books along in my suitcase is a lifesaver! […]

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Meal Planning for the Budgeting Win

Everyone knows that eating out is expensive and a few extra restaurant meals can really blow your monthly budget. This is something we struggle with in this house ALL the time. I like going out to eat, trying new restaurants and having someone else cook for me…kind of the best right? But do I like it more than being able to pay all my bills and hit all my savings goals at the end of the month? Nope…well, almost always nope. Sometimes a new fried chicken place opens just down the street, and you overindulge a little, […]

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Investing: Fake it ’til you Make it

Scared to lose money by investing? Try a practice run first.

Investing can be terrifying…seriously! I’ve been working in finance for a while, and the actual picking and choosing of investments has never been (and likely will never be) my thing. Need to know the ins and outs of RRSP’s, TFSA’s, pensions, whatever….I’m your girl. But want to chat analyst reports and company fundamentals, and you can keep right on walking past my office. Here comes the but though….investing is important, and if you really want to hit your long-term saving goals then you better go and make it your best friend (or we’ll settle for acquaintance). Saving […]

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