Stuck With No Extended Health Benefits?

We are lucky enough to live in Canada and have pretty decent medical coverage through our provincial health care plans, but there’s still a long list of things that aren’t covered. Many employers offer membership to a group benefits plan, but if you work on contract, are self-employed, just graduated, or are in between jobs you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for any medical expenses that might come up. Let’s just talk quickly about Alberta Health Care coverage. It’s FREE, you just need to make sure you register for it. You can check here for the […]

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Personal Finance (ish) Reads

My Favourite Books to Get you Thinking About Money

Maybe you are feeling inspired to get your money matters in order, or maybe you just want some summer reading that’s a little less fluff and a little more substance. Whatever has brought you here looking for a new read, I’ve got some good ones for you. Here are my top reads for all things finance; most of these are personal finance based but there are a few that venture out of that world and look bigger picture (let’s be honest, there’s only so many times you can read advice on making a budget!) I find that […]

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Compound Interest: The Reason to Start Early

You’ve probably heard (over and over again) that you should start saving for retirement as early as possible but do you actually know why? It’s a little thing called compounding interest, and it will make a BIG difference in the amount of money you can save up in the long run. Let’s take a look at why this is the case. The basic theory behind compounding is that the more dollars you have available the more growth can happen, as long you are getting positive returns. Why is this? Well, as long as your funds are growing […]

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