Tag Archives: spending

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Reaching my goals: how I’m travelling the globe without a full-time salary

POSTED BY Emily Ngai

A lot has happened since the last time I blogged for GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca: I’ve taught in South Korea for a year, travelled to eight different countries, returned temporarily to Ontario to work and reunite with friends, and am already back on … MORE

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Confessions of a yuppie dog owner and the importance of tracking your spending

POSTED BY Jane Dough

When I first adopted my puppy, I joked with friends that I wouldn’t become one of those crazies who wear T-shirts that say, “I didn’t rescue my dog – my dog rescued me.” But within months of bringing John Hughes* … 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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Engaged? Congrats! Now let’s plan your divorce

POSTED BY Jane Dough

Harsh title, right? Now, it’s not that I don’t believe in marriage or true love. After all, you can’t have watched The Princess Bride as many times as I have and be a total cynic. If you’re engaged, I genuinely hope you eventually become one of those adorable couples who still hold hands at the nursing home. But statistically some of your unions, I’m sorry to say, just won’t last. In Canada, roughly 40% of marriages end in divorce before the 30th anniversary. MORE

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Down and Out – How to Deal with Debt


Canadians are now carrying record levels of debt. The low interest rates we’ve been experiencing have caused many of us to go on a spending spree – and even though interest rates are low, interest charges still add up – … MORE

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