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Build Generational Wealth - Feature Image

How To Build Generational Wealth In 4…

April 15, 2024

How To Build Generational Wealth In 4 Steps Building generational wealth can feel impossible when dreaded financial struggles and living...

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How to Calculate Retirement Savings…

April 11, 2024

How to Calculate Retirement Savings Needs in Canada With or Without a Pension When is a good time to calculate...

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The S&P 500 Index Demystified: A Beginner’s…

April 4, 2024

The S&P 500 Index Demystified: A Beginner's Guide The most widely touted advice among financial influencers on the internet is...

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Is the 50 30 20…

March 28, 2024

This budgeting method, popularized by the book All Your Worth, divides your income into three categories: 50% for essentials, 30%...

Hotels.com Canada Review Feature Image

Hotels.com Canada Plus 4 Of…

March 21, 2024

Learn how combining Hotels.com Canada with one of the 4 Best Travel Credit Cards can Supercharge your stay and make...

FHSA

FHSA Canada: Understanding the newest…

March 14, 2024

FHSA Canada: Understanding the newest tool for homeownership The FHSA in Canada is a new account for aspiring homeowners. Is it...

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3 Top Portfolio Visualizer Tools…

March 7, 2024

Investors have many tools to choose from when they want to learn about stocks, but what if you also wanted...

no fee bank accounts in Canada

The Best No Fee Bank…

February 26, 2024

The Best No Fee Bank Accounts in Canada: Say Goodbye to Fees. When it comes to banking, nobody likes to...

what is moomoo trading

What is moomoo? The moomoo…

February 19, 2024

Moomoo Financial Canada is a trading platform where you can invest in the stock market. They started in 2018 in...

What is a defined benefit retirement plan

What is a Defined Benefit…

February 15, 2024

What is a Defined Benefit Retirement Plan? Throughout your career search, you may come across some employers that offer a...

Should you open an RESP

Should You Open An RESP?…

February 6, 2024

Financial Priorities: 3 Reasons Parents Should Not Open An RESP And Invest For Their Kids Many millennial parents are struggling...

Beginner blogger and nano influencer

5 Ways Beginner Bloggers Can…

February 1, 2024

5 Ways Beginner Bloggers Can Monetize Their Content for Profit Social media is awash with posts and reels claiming you...

investing platforms for beginners in Canada

The 5 Best Investing Platforms…

January 18, 2024

5 best investing platforms for beginners in Canada - Not sure where to start when it comes to investing? Let...

How do you use credit cards

How Do You Use Credit…

January 15, 2024

How do you use credit cards wisely? This beginners guide to using credit to your benefit and avoiding credit card...

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Achieving Affordable Rent In Toronto:…

January 9, 2024

This blog post is sponsored by Chexy.Achieving Affordable Rent in Toronto: 3 reasons to pay rent with a credit cardIf...

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Nailing Your Professional Growth Goals:…

January 4, 2024

Nailing Your Professional Growth Goals: 6 Steps to Crafting a Strong Career Trajectory Building a successful career is all about...

How Much Should an Emergency Fund Be

How Much Should An Emergency…

December 28, 2023

How Much Should An Emergency Fund Be: How to Ensure You Have Enough Saved With inflation, the cost of living...

Blossom Social app Review

Blossom Social Investing App: Review

December 19, 2023

Blossom Social App: Review Understanding The Blossom Social Investing AppThe Blossom Social app is a specialized mobile-only application designed specifically...

Best Canadian Personal Finance Youtubers to watch in 2024

Best Canadian Personal Finance Youtubers…

December 14, 2023

30 Best Canadian Personal Finance Youtubers to Watch in 2024 IntroductionLearning about personal finance is a lot easier when you...

40 Best Personal Finance Books in Canada

40 Best Canadian Personal Finance…

December 12, 2023

Your Ultimate List of The 40 Best Canadian Personal Finance Books Are you tired of reading American books and trying...

Financial Literacy for kids

Financial Literacy For Kids

December 7, 2023

Financial Literacy for Kids: Kid friendly resources to set your children up for success In a world where financial literacy...

What is a soft credit check in Canada Feature

What is a soft credit…

December 5, 2023

What Is A Soft Credit Check in Canada: What You Need to Know While applying for a new loan, mortgage...

Best Canadian Personal Finance podcasts for 2024

Best Canadian Personal Finance Podcasts…

November 28, 2023

Best Canadian Finance Podcasts to listen to in 2024 Improve Your Financial Literacy with Canadian Personal Finance PodcastsGetting better with...

2024 TFSA Contribution Limit

2024 TFSA Contribution Limit Misunderstandings

November 13, 2023

The 2024 TFSA Contribution Limit & Why Most Canadians Misunderstand It The TFSA (Tax-Free Savings Account) is one of Canadians'...

Pensions plans Canada Millennial guide

Employer Pension Plans Canada: A…

November 8, 2023

Have an employer sponsored pension, and confused as to what that means for your future financial planning? Come along as...

5 budgeting myths Canada

5 Budgeting Myths Debunked

September 7, 2023

What are the budgeting myths you believe, and how much are they holding you back from mastering your money? Let's...

5 reasons you need to be investing

5 Reasons You Need To…

July 28, 2023

5 Reasons You Need To Be Investing, As A Canadian Woman. If you’re a Canadian Woman who wants to start...

improve your finances

3 Simple Things To Improve…

April 21, 2023

Three simple tools to help you improve your finances today!

Dividend Investor

How To Become a Dividend…

March 12, 2023

How To Become A Dividend Investor So, you are curious about how to become a dividend investor? Investing in the...

what is a budget

What a Budget is and…

February 9, 2023

Learn about what a budget really is from Deidre at Ohh You Budget. Grab your Free Debt Payoff spreadsheet while...

life insurance basics

Life Insurance Basics for Canadian…

November 14, 2022

Life Insurance Basics For Canadian Families Here are some life insurance basics every Canadian family should know! When you're budgeting...

Bear Market Affirmations

Five Affirmations in a Bear…

November 7, 2022

Five Affirmations in a Bear Market Take a deep breath … relax … exhale … repeat. Yes, there is a bear...

Unbiased financial Advice

How To Get Unbiased Financial…

September 19, 2022

How to get unbiased financial advice In the world of finance, there is almost always quite a large knowledge imbalance...

Pension contribution

Employer Pension Match

September 6, 2022

Are you missing out on this amazing employment benefit? Don't leave this money on the table.

Making a budget

Making a budget you can…

August 29, 2022

Learn the 8 steps to making a budget you can actually stick to!

Mat Leave financing

Funding Maternity Leave

August 22, 2022

Funding Maternity Leave  As Canadians we are very lucky there is an official parental leave policy that offers us some...

Business vs personal budgeting

Business vs. Personal Budgeting

August 12, 2022

In this article on the ins and outs of personal and business budgeting, I am pleased to welcome guest writer...

Budget Planner Printable

The Canadian Budget Planner

July 22, 2022

The Canadian Budget Planner is a first-of-its-kind printable budget specifically created for the digital spender. Packed full of 14 different...

Reach your goals

How to make and reach…

June 21, 2022

5 Steps to Make and Reach Your Money Goals You may be wondering what the best way is for you...

Best personal finance books Canada

14 Best Personal Finance Books…

May 23, 2022

Looking for the best money books or best personal finance books?? Here are the top 14 finance books written by...

Women Can MOney Summit

Who are the speakers at…

April 27, 2022

Learn about each of the amazing speakers at this years Women Can Money Summit!

how to invest in canada

How to Invest in Canada

April 4, 2022

Investing can be confusing, so much so that it prevents people from starting to invest, or feeling comfortable with investing....

6 considerations before investing

6 Things You Must Consider…

March 30, 2022

Before you start investing, consider these 6 things to make sure you are ready to start!

Bank on Yourself Review

Bank on Yourself Review- A…

March 26, 2022

Bank on Yourself by Leslie McCormik and Adrelle Harrison is a Must Read book for all Canadian Women!

Turbotax Canada Review

Review of Turbo Tax Premier…

March 19, 2022

Review of Turbo Tax Premier - 2022 Here is our review of Turbo Tax Premier and some notes on why...

invest in real estate

How to invest in real…

March 16, 2022

How to Invest In Real Estate With No Down Payment Buying a home as a primary residence is usually one...

debt free life guide

Your Ultimate Guide to Living…

March 10, 2022

Your Ultimate Guide to a Debt Free Life When the weight of your mounting debts feels like a ball a...

Make room in your budget

6 ways to save that…

March 8, 2022

Make more room in your budget When you are trying to make more room in your budget usually it is...

3 ways to manage money as a couple

3 Ways to Manage Money…

February 22, 2022

Manage money as a couple.As a couple gets more serious, they need to decide how they will manage their money...

what you need to know about credit scores

Credit scores in Canada –…

February 21, 2022

How much do you know about what makes up credit scores in Canada?Here at Canadian Budget, we believe in responsible...

Goals for new year 2

New Years Goal Setting

January 20, 2022

Learn how to identify and work toward your Financial Goals.

Year in Review

2021 Year In Review

January 20, 2022

Looking back at the past year, in review, there have been many challenges of course. COVID continued, work was a...

baby is born

Baby is born… Now what?

January 20, 2022

Baby is born... now what? On top of the oodles of love, dozens of appointments, bazillions of pictures, stress and...

Maternity Leave

Planning for Maternity Leave

January 20, 2022

So you are expecting a baby, and now need to plan for maternity leave. Deciding how long you will be...

loss in the family

Learnings from an unexpected loss…

January 20, 2022

Unexpected Loss in the family Last year we tragically and unexpectedly lost a close family member, my father in law....

level up your budget

How to Level Up Your…

January 20, 2021

How To Level Up Your Budget We have all heard the saying, you can't track what you don't measure, so...

Debt Avalanche

Why Debt Avalanche is Underrated

January 19, 2021

Why Debt Avalanche is Underrated Paying down debt is a really important step in everyone's financial journey, and you may...

ETFs vs stocks

ETF’s vs Stocks

January 16, 2021

Comparing ETF's vs Individual Stocks Want to start investing, but have no idea where to start or what investments to...

budgeting for beginners

Budgeting for Beginners

January 10, 2021

Budgeting For Beginners Today I want to start with the basics of budgeting for beginners. Before we dive in, a...

Financial head start

4 simple ways to get…

January 8, 2021

4 ways to get a financial head start on the year! We all have resolutions and goals for the new...

Facebook Marketplace Canada

Selling on Facebook Marketplace

January 8, 2021

Selling on Facebook Marketplace In organizing the house for our upcoming move, hubby and I realized we had a lot...

work optional

Good Reads: Work Optional

January 8, 2021

Work Optional Book Review Have you ever dreamed of a work optional life?I love reading books on personal finance. I...

Goals for New Year 1

New Year Goals!

January 1, 2021

My Goals For the New Year With a new year always comes resolutions and goals. Right now its difficult to...

Home Selling

Selling our home in a…

January 1, 2021

Home selling in a pandemicWell, We did it!! We sold our Condo! Selling our home in a pandemic was not...

millionaire teacher review

Good Reads: Millionaire Teacher Review

January 1, 2021

Millionaire Teacher Review Just finished this great book that I had seen and heard a lot about, and I'm glad...

Bank rates

Bank Rates and Fees

November 29, 2020

Understanding bank rates and fees for Canadians. How to lower your bank fees. Are online banks legit?

Learning about money

Learning about Money

September 12, 2020

Learning about money What is the earliest memory you have when it comes to learning about money? A lot of...

time to move

When is the right time…

September 12, 2020

The right time to move My Husband owned the condo we lived in before I moved in, and we married....

Diet and savings

September Diet: How Diet and…

September 12, 2020

As a serious coffee drinker, I didn't think I could undertake this challenge. My husband and I decided to do...

robo advisor

My Experience using a Roboadvisor

September 12, 2020

What is a Roboadvisor? A Robo advisor is an investing service which relies on algorithms to build a portfolio for...

savings rate

50% savings rate

August 12, 2020

How we achieved a 50% savings rate A bit of background:We are DINK's from Canada (Double Income No Kids). We...

Hidden fees to avoid

7 Hidden Fees To Avoid

August 8, 2020

7 Hidden Fees To Avoid As Canadians we pay a TON of fees, make sure you are aware of these...

Spending and tracking

How do you Spend and…

August 5, 2020

How do you spend and track your money?Are you someone whose wallet or pocket always has Cash in it? Or...

Debt payoff

Paying down debt

August 4, 2020

Paying Down Debt Carrying debt can feel like carrying a ball and chain around your neck. You feel heavy, stressed,...

I love budgeting

I Love Budgeting!

August 4, 2020

It's TRUE, I love budgeting. Budgeting is something that puts me in my happy place! Many people strongly dislike the...

canadian budget

Welcome to the Canadian Budget…

August 3, 2020

Welcome to the Canadian Budget Blog My name is Jessica and I am obsessed with personal finance! Around Christmas 2019,...

Net worth

Net Worth: What are you…

August 3, 2020

Net worth? What are you worth? No, this isn't a hypothetical or philosophical question. Have you ever actually sat down...

Goal setting

Setting Financial Goals – How…

August 3, 2020

Things to focus on when setting your annual financial goals.