7 Ways to Save Time and Money When Moving

7 Ways to Save Time and Money When Moving

Raise your hand if you find packing and moving fun? I bet very few of you do. Unless you own very few things, moving can be quite time consuming and very expensive. You need packing materials, to protect your possessions, and you may have to hire a moving company, which...

Is It Smart to Have Funeral Insurance?

Is It Smart to Have Funeral Insurance?

Unless you have recently been involved in burying someone you most likely have no idea how much a funeral actually costs. Depending on the choices one makes, a funeral can cost anywhere between $5,000 and $20,000. Personally I know that the coffin we purchased to bury my mother was $7,000....

10 Ways to Be a Frugal Shopper #FrugalFriday

10 Ways to Be a Frugal Shopper #FrugalFriday

Do you spend a lot of time wondering where your money went? Does it feel like the moment you receive your pay, all the money just trickles right out of your hands? If that scenario is a good way of describing your relationship with money, then it's time to rethink...

3 Steps to Aligning Your Spending with  Your Goals

3 Steps to Aligning Your Spending with Your Goals

Every day we handle money. We make a choice to buy lunch or brown bag it. To stop at Starbucks or make coffee at home. To go out for dinner and drinks with friends or spend a quiet evening at home. These seemingly small, inconsequential decisions are often made without...

Be Prepared Before Applying For a Mortgage

Be Prepared Before Applying For a Mortgage

I know how exciting shopping for a new home can be. Your mind begins creating a wish list of all of these things that you want in your next home. Maybe you want a low maintenance townhouse. Or maybe this time you want a 3 bedroom detached house with a...

10 Critical Money Matters to Discuss Before Marriage

10 Critical Money Matters to Discuss Before Marriage

Marriage is more than just an emotional commitment. In a marriage, two individuals decide to come together, to become "one", and to spend the rest of their lives together. The problem is that since marriage often is the result of a romantic relationship, a lot of people are far too...

8 Ways to Cope with Financial Stress

8 Ways to Cope with Financial Stress

More money more problems, as The Notorious B.I.G. so famously put it. You might not believe it, but financial stress is the cause behind 60% of illnesses. What's worse: 65% of people experience financial stress in varying degrees at some point in their life. This means that financial stress isn't...