Author archives: Sicorra

How To Easily Fit Charitable Donations Into Your Budget

How To Easily Fit Charitable Donations Into Your Budget

Canadians have a reputation for being generous but when your household budget is tight, giving to charity may be an expense you’ve written off as unaffordable. Think of all the times you were approached for a donation this year. If you sponsor a friend’s walk or ride or said yes...

Catching up: Credit Card Debt and Credit Scores

Catching up: Credit Card Debt and Credit Scores

Despite the widespread use of credit cards today many people have no idea how their credit card behavior affects their credit score, good or bad. It's fairly common knowledge that the higher your score is, the healthier your credit — but do you know what factors go into your score...

Do You Really Want to Refinance Your Mortgage?

Do You Really Want to Refinance Your Mortgage?

Do you want to refinance your mortgage so that you can save money each month thanks to lower interest rates? Homebuyers have benefited from the fact that interest rates for mortgages have been low for a number of years now, and that means that they are definitely saving money when...

Could You Afford to Lose Your Job, And For How Long?

Could You Afford to Lose Your Job, And For How Long?

If you were to lose your job today, do you have enough of a financial cushion to live off of for a few months while you find a new job? For many the answer is no. In today’s economy, most people live from pay cheque to pay cheque, and with...

Back to School #Giveaway: Win a #Kindle Fire HD

Back to School #Giveaway: Win a #Kindle Fire HD

Did you know that it took more than three years to develop the first Kindle? Everything that could go wrong did go wrong. But did the guys at Amazon give up? Nope! They continued to work through all of the issues, and develop all of the features that they hoped...

Get More Done So That You Have Time to Relax

Get More Done So That You Have Time to Relax

Our lives are full of a variety of responsibilities and sometimes it is difficult to find time to simply relax and enjoy ourselves. With family responsibilities, work, and potentially school, how are you suppose to stay on top of everything and still find time to exercise, relax, and hopefully take...

How to Get Your Personal Finances in Order

How to Get Your Personal Finances in Order

Do you find dealing with your personal finances confusing and a bit overwhelming? Do you get statements in the mail and leave them un-open for months? Nowadays you most likely have your financial statements, such as credit card statements and bank statements, emailed to you. But do you ever actually...