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Breaking down the real costs of buying a home


Pat Foran and Investor Education Fund share factors you should consider when deciding to buy a home or rent. To learn more check out our Buy or rent calculator. MORE

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Refinancing your home? 5 things to consider

POSTED BY GetSmarterAboutMoney

This year’s home-buying season started with a bang when one of Canada’s major banks dropped its mortgage rate. These record-low rates are obviously appealing to people looking to buy their first home, and people looking to upgrade their current one. MORE

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What to look for in a new job

POSTED BY Alison Griffiths

A new job is like a new love. You have a chance to correct all the problems with previous relationships while resurrecting dreams that may have stalled in the past. MORE

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The fiscal fast: how it’s done and a diary of how well I did on it

POSTED BY Jane Dough

For some people, not spending a dime in a week is no big deal. MORE

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Navigating your first tax refund

POSTED BY Lesley Scorgie

So you’ve just left the office of your accountant or local tax filing joint, or logged off your online tax filing software. With a massive grin on your face, visions of cars, shoes, trips and trinkets start dancing through your head. MORE

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