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Our best money management tips

Author: Canadian Living

Money & Career

Our best money management tips

Paying off debt, saving for retirement, curious about coupons or just looking for free financial advice? Get the best money management tips and solutions here and you'lll be the most confident chief financial officer in your household.

Money management 101
How to invest your money
Explore the pros and cons of seven personal finance strategies, including tax-free savings accounts, RRSPs, RESPs, equities and bonds.

Budget lessons from a money coach to help your finances

Make your financial struggles a thing of the past. A money expert shares tips on how to save, budget and spend wisely.

The tax breaks everyone should know about
Don't miss out on any tax breaks this year. Make your return work for you with tax expert tips and advice.

Create a budget that really works
Check out four steps to financial success and learn how to deal with four common budget busters.

Top 10 budget busters
Learn how to manage your money and be prepared for life's unpredictable expenses.

7 ways your home could be making money for you
Who knew you were living in a money maker? Learn how you could be making money from your home.

Saving strategies for the home

How to save money on cleaning supplies
Household ingredients can make wonderful, inexpensive cleaning agents. Check out our tips for saving money on cleaning supplies and learn how to make your own cleaning supplies.

Stay in touch with long distance family and friends for cheap
Don't overspend on your long-distance bill. Follow these tips to stay under budget while keeping up to date on the latest happenings.

How to negotiate lower bills
Learn how to negotiate a better selling price for your house, mortgage payment, and home and car insurance renewal.

5 ways to pay off your mortgage faster
Want to get relieve yourself of mortgage stress? Check out our tips for paying off your mortgage faster and saving more money.


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Food financials
6 ways to save on groceries
Trying to cut back? Start with your grocery shopping habits. Here are 6 great tips that will help you save money at the grocery store.

8 secrets to budget-friendly school lunches
Packing a lunch that's easy on the wallet isn't just about shopping habits -- you have to make sure it gets eaten, too. Follow these tips from a chef on prepping kid-friendly fare.

Trim your grocery bill
Save money on your food purchases with these easy tips.

5 ways to save money and eat healthy
A pinch of meal planning plus a dash of effort can add up to savings for both your waistline and your wallet. Check out our expert tips for saving money while eating healthy.

Smart spending
6 ways to get great clothing deals
From browsing through fashion outlets to off-season shopping, our expert reveals easy ways to score the best clothing deals.

10 ways to save money when you're shopping
Want to save more when you shop? Check out our expert tips on how to save money and be a smart shopper.

40 simple ways to put money in your back pocket

Discover how you can save up to $15,000 with these simple money management tips.

What to do with an inheritance
Experts offer clear-sighted advice on how to manage money that's passed on to you via an inheritance.

4 questions to ask before buying a rental property
Owning a rental property can be a profitable investment -- but it's not for everyone. Here are some questions to ask yourself before you take the plunge

10 things you're wasting your money on
Keep cash in your wallet and get an eye-opening look at your spending habits.

Kids and money

7 things teens need to know about money
If teenagers and money seems like a troublesome partnership, find out how you can teach them about financial responsibility. Check out our expert advice on what your teen needs to know about money.

14 ways to save money on child care
Raising kids is expensive enough -- paying people to take care of them while you're at work just makes it worse. Here are some great ways to help you save money and lower the costs of child care.

What you need to know about student loans

Canada Student Loans are available for students who need assistance with the costs of post-secondary education. Here's what you need to know to keep your debt at a minimum.


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How technology can help
6 smartphone apps that can save you money
Smartphones might not be cheap -- but they can give back to your budget, too. Here are six apps that will help you save cash as easy as sending a text message.

How budgeting software can make your life easier
Money management should be simple -- and it can be. Here are five ways choosing the right budgeting software can help you on the path to financial freedom.

Top 5 financial apps
Spending more than you should? Don't fret – these great financial apps will help you control your spending and stay on budget in no time.

8 apps to help you save money
From free ebooks to online coupons, discover simple ways to save money with these easy-to-use apps.

How to find the best online coupons
Trim your spending and save money on everything from groceries to clothing with online coupons.

Pay off debt; savour financial freedom

Top tips on giving debt the boot
Discover how you can free yourself from debt with simple money management tips from the experts.

Is a debt consolidation loan right for you?
Multiple monthly payments and high interest rates can make it tough to pay off your debt. Here are four signs you should consider consolidating.

4 retail tricks that get you to spend more money
Trying to cut back on shopping and pay off your debt? Learn about the tricks stores use to encourage you to spend.

7 things to stop spending money on
Save money by trimming these common money-wasters from your budget.

How to get money in a hurry
Discover where to go and what to do when you need money fast.

All about credit
How to restore your credit rating
A bad credit rating can cause all kinds of problems. If your credit rating has gotten derailed, find out how to restore it and get things back on track.

Are credit cards with annual fees a bad idea?
Trying to figure out if credit cards with annual fees are right for you? Check out our expert advice on what factors to consider before signing up.

5 reasons to cut up your credit card

With Canadian credit card debt soaring, now may be the time to reconsider whether credit cards are right for you. From high interest rates to spending money you don’t have, here are five reasons to cut up your credit card.


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Financial tips for relationships
How to protect your finances during a breakup
Safeguarding your finances can help make a hard breakup a little less stressful and complicated. Check out our expert tips and find out how you can protect your finances during a breakup.

5 best budget-friendly date ideas
Meaningful dates don't have to be boring or break the bank! Log some one-on-one time with your partner with one of these unique activities.

Inexpensive date ideas for you and your partner
Don't go into debt just to have a good time. Impress your date and your financial adviser with these inexpensive date ideas that are anything but cheap.

Road to retirement and pensions
How the pooled registered pension plan will work
The pooled registered pension plan, or PRPP, is a savings vehicle from the Canadian government. Here's what it might mean for you.

5 steps to early retirement
Want to stop working before you're too old to enjoy the free time? These five personal-finance tips will help you reach your early-retirement goals.

Retirement 101: How annuities work
Term, life, inflation-index, joint life: Learn about the different kinds of annuities available for retirement.

Should you take out a loan to contribute to RRSPs?
Learn the pros and cons of using a load to add money to your registered retirement savings plan.

Investment advice
How to pick stocks like a pro
Thinking of investing some money in the stock market? Find out what to consider and how to pick stocks smartly.

5 reasons to stay in the stock market
Got money to invest, but wary of staying in the stock market? You shouldn't be -- here are some reasons why.

Investing: How to choose an online brokerage firm
Ready to start do-it-yourself investing rather than depending on an adviser? Here's how to evaluate online brokerage firms and find the web investing solution that's right for you.

Invest in the best mutual funds
If mutual funds are a part of your investment portfolio, you want to make sure you have the right kind. Here are six types of mutual funds to consider.

How commission-free ETFs make your money grow faster

Exchange-traded funds are a convenient option for do-it-yourself investors -- except for the commission fees. New to Canada, commission-free ETFs mean more money for you.

5 mutual fund terms to get the best value from your investment
Investing in mutual funds is easy when you know the most important terms to master and make your investment really pay off.


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