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Improve Your Mortgage Approval Chances Before Applying

By |December 3rd, 2014|Categories: General Personal Finance|

Buying a home is an exciting moment and a major milestone for new buyers. But the process of applying for a loan can be downright confusing. Lenders have strict criteria when evaluating an application. Factors from credit history to employment and even how much you can put down on the loan all affect the rates you can quality for. A

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Early Retirement with Middle Class Wages, Thanks to Thrifty Savings!

By |November 17th, 2014|Categories: General Personal Finance|

Day in and day out, those of us categorized as “middle class”, punch the clock, pay the bills, and repeat. During that time, we all dream of retirement. A time where we no longer have to wake up and take orders from someone else in order to receive a pay check. We picture ourselves barefoot on a beach, soaking up

6 Easy Ways to Save Money Daily

By |November 2nd, 2014|Categories: General Personal Finance|

We all try to save, but many times the ways we try to save aren’t always the most effective methods. Often this is because we’re stuck in an old rut, working from the habits our parents and poorly conducted financial educations gave us. In truth, we don’t fail to save because we aren’t interested in saving, but rather because we

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Why Bother With Maintaining Your Car?

By |October 25th, 2014|Categories: General Personal Finance|

Car maintenance is one of the most important aspects of car ownership in Canada. A well maintained car helps ensure your vehicle is safe on the road, and tune-ups, repairs, and other body work are even more important in a country that can be trapped in a ‘polar vortex’ for months on end. Why do you need to worry about

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Quick Home Improvement Ideas Perfect for Empty Nesters

By |October 18th, 2014|Categories: General Personal Finance|

After raising a family in your home, it can feel pretty empty when the kids move away. One way for empty nesters to get past the deserted bedrooms and old décor is to renovate. A few simple projects can revitalize your home, and the suggestions below are meant to look great while still being cost-effective. And as these projects shouldn’t

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Read Contracts and Ask Questions

By |October 13th, 2014|Categories: General Personal Finance|

Have you ever been in the middle of taking out a loan for a mortgage, car loan, credit card, or anything else and felt like you were drowning in paperwork and legal jargon? Have you ever sat across from a loan officer telling you about insurance or warranties or other things that sound very complicated and you feel pressured to

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