If you’ve ever applied for a credit card, borrowed money for a home or a car, or gone to a bank for a loan of any kind, your credit report has been checked. What does yours say about you?
Though not officially a psychological disorder, workaholism is recognized as a compulsive behavior. Even in today’s fast-paced workplace, there’s a real difference between the conscientious employee who sometimes burns the midnight oil and the driven individual who never lets up.
A video games console can be expensive to buy and costs even more if you are constantly paying out for new games. By waiting for inevitable and substantial price cuts and finding alternative means of buying games, you can have fun at a fraction of the cost without falling prey to the marketing ploys of the manufacturers.
For many Canadians, a home at Christmas needs a real tree, redolent with the smell of freshly cut fir, but an expensive natural tree is not the only choice available.
You pay a lot more for leading, top-end brand names than for own-label or lower-end appliances. So are they worth the extra expense?
Once you walk through their doors, supermarkets want you to spend, spend, spend. Be aware of the tricks they employ to part you from your hard-earned cash.
Supermarkets are laid out the way they are for one very specific reason—to make you part with your money. They are carefully designed by experts who use every marketing trick in the book to slow you down, tempt you with impulse buys and inspire you with delicious-looking and -smelling food.
Skyrocketing food prices means you need to keep an eye out for the bargains at your local supermarket. Here are some strategies to help you reduce your shopping bills.
Ever dream of giving up the workaday schlep and staying home with your kids? Surprise! You may actually be able to afford to do it.
Wine sales have grown rapidly in the last 20 years and vintages from many different countries are available in Canadian stores. Few of us are connoisseurs, so how do we decide which bottle to select from the crowded shelves?
There is so much to learn about wine, it can be daunting, but here are a few tips to start you off.
If your utility bills were high last winter, you may be able to lower them this year by making some smart alterations to your home now. Being energy efficient doesn’t have to cost a lot of money-it’s possible to make a big difference for very little outlay.
Accessories add variety to your wardrobe, transforming clothes from ultra casual to dressed up, or taking a simple outfit from day to evening. A few well-chosen items can make a simple, inexpensive outfit look like a designer creation.
There’s no miracle cure for getting out of debt. It requires spending less than you earn, and it can take several years.
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