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Small steps really can add up when trying to save

Given rising household debt levels, it appears many Canadians need to save more. But most are not going to find large lump sums of cash lying around to bolster their savings, either for the luxuries of life, or the necessities of aging.<p>Just as hitting home runs isn't the only way to score in …

The Challenge Everything Budget

Readers of personal finance blogs might be hearing about a new way of budgeting and saving money. It’s called the Challenge Everything budget. One of …

Personal Finance
Personal Finance

Does money make you happy? Financial freedom.

“What are you doing?” I asked my husband.<p>He was wrapped neatly in his dressing gown and slippers, and closely examining something in the morning …

Forget someday: how to save to travel now

Hi Frugalistas! When are you planning to travel? Is it one day? Someday? Or is it something that you believe you cannot achieve? Do you wish you …

Personal Finance
Personal Finance

37 Savings Changes You Can Make Today

Photo: urbancow<p>Making changes to your savings plan is about so much more than deciding where to save your money and how much to put away. You can …

On a Budget? Here are Some Healthy, Filling Foods Everyone Can Afford - One Green Planet

Eating healthy is no easy feat and doing it on a budget can seem even harder. A healthy diet has gotten a bad reputation as being the most expensive …

Nutrition

Top Personal Finance and Budgeting Apps

We recently discussed the importance of budgeting. And while many of you are still old-school pen-to-paper or excel-spreadsheet dependent, those of us whose entire lives are on our phones, need an app.<p>And there are a ton of personal finance apps out there, so we asked the pros to tell us which are …

An Effective Monthly Budget Can Be Boiled Down To 7 Simple Steps

Perhaps you shell out lots of money on account overdraft fees; maybe you have debt that cries for repayment; or maybe you're just stressed about making ends meet every month.<p>Regardless, it's time to act.<p>Follow these seven steps toward creating a monthly budget that suits your personal situation and …

Personal Finance

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LearnVest (for iPhone)

LearnVest.com began as a personal finance education website for women. These days, it's less gender-specific, and much more interactive, especially …

Personal Finance

25 ways to save money when you travel

Travel isn’t the cheapest hobby – but be savvy and you can conserve your cash. Here are our top wallet-friendly tips on where to go and how much …

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10 Tips For Sticking To Your Travel Budget

It might look like a very expensive holiday, but this beachside hotel room was $10 a night and this bottle of wine was $3.50. Luxury on a …

Asia Travel

Hate Budgeting? Here’s The Easiest Budget Ever

Let’s see a show of hands: how many of you actually make a budget?<p>(Silence. Crickets chirping.)<p>Yeah, I thought so.<p>One of the most overplayed pieces …

It's Time to Get a Clue

Answer: Creating a U.S. workforce prepared to lead in a competitive, global marketplace. Question: What is corporate responsibility?<p>Do you recognize Jeopardy's Q&A model here? I begin with this phrase for a reason: Jeff Xie, a Jeopardy! Teen Tournament champion from New Jersey, is featured in the …

Education

The Most Important Financial Habits to Establish by Age 30

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How to Save Money When You Don't DIY

<i>Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>The Internet is overflowing with ideas (many good ones!) for crafting, painting and DIYing your way to a beautiful home on a budget. But what if you don’t want to DIY? Here are 10 smart ways to save money while decorating your home — with nary a staple gun or stencil …

Home Decorating

How to Create a Healthy Grocery List: The Grocery Game Challenge #2 Feb 9-15,2015

HEALTHY EATING AND YOU Everyone wants to know how to eat healthy on a budget but many don’t know how to create a healthy grocery list. Today I’m …

Eating

9 Hints To Lose Weight in 30 Days

Always people want to improve their appearance, they adopt foe new clothes, shoes, makeup….This makes them look good such that they feel good. In …

Top 10 Fat Burning Foods

A combination of good diet and proper exercise is the key to weight loss. Unfortunately there is no fancy machine available to help you slacken those …

A Camera Bag Divider That Protects and Charges your Gear

Unless you're heading out to shoot for National Geographic, you don't want to leave the house with a giant over-stuffed camera bag hanging off your …

7 Drinking Habits That Are Making You Gain Weight

<b>Not Drinking Enough</b><br>“Lots of people don't realize water is an antioxidant,” says James. Specifically, the hydrogen in the drink helps to protect your body from free radicals. The thing is, most people don’t get enough of it (you should be aiming for about six 12-ounce glasses a day). “So many people …

Nutrition

Can you find a good night’s sleep at the drugstore?

Almost everyone suffers from trouble sleeping at one time or another. Insomnia — defined as trouble falling asleep or staying asleep — isn't a single …

Will Microsoft's Windows 10 Win With PC Gamers?

After attending Microsoft’s Windows 10 event in Redmond last month, I’ve written a bit about Microsoft’s Windows 10; for consumers, enterprises and on the Surface Hub and HoloLens. Now it’s time to talk about gamers. To this day, Microsoft still internally struggles at the corporate level in what …

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'Fifty Shades of Grey': Film Review

Bondage stakes its claim on the multiplex as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele transition steamily from best-seller to the big screen.<p>As the tens …