6 ways to save that will make more room in your budget!

Make room in your budget

When you are trying to make more room in your budget usually it is to help you either pay off debt or save up for a big purchase. Saving more is one way to work toward this. The other is making more money. Today we tackle the first part – saving more! You can examine […]

What you need to know about credit scores

what you need to know about credit scores

How much do you know about what makes up your credit score? What you need to know about credit scores Here at Canadian Budget, we believe in responsible credit use. Credit cards are not inherently bad! We just need to learn how to use them responsibly and they can provide a lot of benefits. They […]

2021 Year In Review

Year in Review

Looking back at the past year, in review, there have been many challenges of course. COVID continued, work was a never ending challenge to keep up with constant changes in plans, and personally, we lost my father in law unexpectedly. Top 10 wins of 2021 I want to focus on my wins of the past […]

Baby is born… Now what?

baby is born

On top of the oodles of love, dozens of appointments, bazillions of pictures, stress and sleepless nights, what are the things you need to do now in terms of paper work, registrations, and RESP’s once baby is born? In Ontario, Service Ontario has a bundle arrangement where you can get all the things you need […]

Planning for Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave

So you are expecting a baby, and now need to plan for maternity leave. Deciding how long you will be off work may depend on what coverage (if any) you may have for income while on maternity leave. How long of a maternity leave to take I live in Canada where we are entitled to […]

Learnings from an unexpected loss in the family

loss in the family

Last year we tragically and unexpectedly lost a close family member, my father in law. As tough as it is for anyone to deal with a loss in the family, there are so many tasks that need to be done, logistically speaking, after someone passes away. Someone needs to make arrangements, update accounts and apply […]

How to Level Up Your Budget

level up your budget

We have all heard the saying, you can’t track what you don’t measure, so how do we know how well we are doing on our budgeting goals if we aren’t tracking it well??  Here are a few tips to level up your budget! It’s not enough to just set a budget at the beginning of […]

Budgeting for Beginners

budgeting for beginners

Today I want to start with the basics of budgeting for beginners. Follow these easy steps to set up your first monthly budget to get better picture of your finances. I will walk you step by step through creating your own budget. If you prefer to grab a pre-made budget, you can find a digital […]

Selling on Facebook Marketplace

In organizing the house for our upcoming move, hubby and I realized we had a lot of books we feel comfortable selling or donating. So I decided to get rid of them by selling on Facebook Marketplace and a few days later I made a sale! When I first moved in with my hubby, I […]