Tag Archives: Home

15 easy ways to save on your utility bills


That drip, drip, drip sound coming from your bathroom could be doing a lot more than keeping you up at night – it could be blowing a hole in your budget. Here are 15 ways to save money around the house. MORE

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Poll: How much of your net worth (%) is tied into your home?


Poll: How much of your net worth (%) is tied into your home? MORE

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Beware of Seductive Lines of Credit


Lines of credit are attractive because they offer incredibly low-interest rates and have flexible repayment options. However, in recent years, statistics have shown that Canadians are using lines of credit to fund their increasingly expensive lifestyles. In fact, according to the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada’s 2011 annual study on consumer debt, 60 per cent of all consumer debt is financed through lines of credit. MORE

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Renovation Dollars


For the most part, our renovations have helped make our house more livable. But we’ve also had a couple of misses – like the new hardwood floors we put in the bedroom that were literally trashed within a few weeks thanks to the kids’ toys. Here are five things to think about before you get started. MORE

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4 Tips When Buying Your First Home


You’ve been saving up and it’s almost time to finally buy your first home. Congratulations! Buying a home is one of the most meaningful, exciting investments we make in our lives. By now, you probably have a good idea of what you want – high-rise condo or house, city or suburb, and so on – but there are many things to consider as you prepare. To help you navigate through some of the immediate, critical decisions, here are four tips when buying your first home. MORE

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