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Keeping it frugal and fresh at the farmers’ market: tips for saving money on food

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I’m a farmers’ market fanatic; especially in the summertime when the fruits are sweet and fresh and during the fall harvest when vegetables are in their prime. MORE

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Could you be your own real estate agent? Ask yourself these questions first

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In some of Canada’s hottest real estate markets, it seems like houses sell themselves – and with bidding wars driving prices up, up, up, you might wonder whether or not you need to bother hiring a real estate agent in the first place. MORE

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Five more ways to score cheaper plane tickets

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In my last blog post, I shared with you my six-step method I use to score cheaper plane tickets . In this post, I’m sharing five additional tricks and tips you can use to get an even bigger discount on the occasional expense of airfare. MORE

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How to score cheaper plane tickets in 6 steps

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Purchasing plane tickets is one of the most expensive, time-consuming parts of planning a trip. Although paying a travel agent can save time, sometimes doing the extra legwork yourself can save you a lot of money. MORE

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Four Things to Avoid When Hiring a Real Estate Agent

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I made the decision to hire my first real estate agent in five minutes: less time than it took me to pick out a nail polish shade at my last pedicure. I didn’t interview anyone else, I didn’t question the five per cent commission she charged and I didn’t ask for any references. Turns out, like so many people out there, I made a lot of mistakes. If you’re looking for an agent to buy or sell your house, here are five mistakes to avoid. MORE

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