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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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Stop Financially Bubble Wrapping Your Kids!

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

The guy who baby proofed our house is getting rich on parents like us – we paid him a bundle to install custom gates and to walk us through all the terrible things our house could do to our baby son (who knew a drawer could do such harm!). MORE

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POLL: Money and Relationships

POSTED BY GetSmarterAboutMoney

Except for buying gifts, have you ever hidden an impulsive or large purchase from your significant other? Vote in our poll and let us know. MORE

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