Save Money and Eat Well Too (With Anna Olson)

Feb 12 2015 - Saving


I think it’s safe to say we all agree it’s important to follow a balanced diet of nutritious foods to stay healthy. However, it can be difficult at times to make smart purchases when grocery shopping. Is it because healthier foods cost more money than unhealthy food? Or is it because we don’t always know what foods are best for us? Well, that’s why we turned to the help of Celebrity Chef Anna Olson. Like myself, she believes that eating well doesn’t have to mean buying expensive foods or shopping at pricey health food stores. To be quite honest, it can actually be quite easy to eat well and save some cash on groceries at the same time. Anna has provided 5 simple tips and cost saving nutritious recipes for you to follow. Listen up students! Are you ready to kick your Kraft dinner diet to the curb?

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5 Money Saving Tips for Spring Breakers (With Amanda Stancati)

Feb 5 2015 - Saving


Spring break is around the corner and you’re ready to chill out. If you haven’t yet made plans for your spring break getaway because you’ve been plugging away passing your midterms – we’ve got you covered on some tips. We turned to the vacation experts. Amanda Stancati at provided us with 5 money saving tips for those spring breakers out there. After all, we could all use a little more saving on our getaways!

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What’s Your Wallet Weakness?

Jan 29 2015 - Saving


Let’s face it, we all have or have had a wallet weakness in our lives. You know, that “one thing” that tempts us to pull out our wallets and spend? – Usually out of our budget. It could be out of pure impulse or simply just habit. We all have our vices! However, the main thing is that there are ways to curb spending. So, to show you you’re not alone, I asked some of Hamilton and Niagara’s “local celebrities”. The simple question? – “What has been your biggest wallet weakness and how do you overcome it?”

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Is Netflix really all you need?

Jan 22 2015 - Saving, Your rights


At $7.99 a month, there’s literally not much out there that can compare to alternatives like Netflix, Shomi, and Crave TV. As a first time homebuyer with little discretionary income, I simply cannot afford $80 a month on Satellite or Cable. I recently read a fantastic article in The Globe and Mail, and I have to say “when it comes to TV, Netflix is all I need”.

With Netflix, I know what I’m getting – I can watch movies, TV shows and documentary’s as much as I want without any time constraints. Plus it’s all commercial free!

If you’re not satisfied with Netflix, you still have other options. For example Roger’s Shomi at $8.99 a month or Bell’s newly launched CraveTV at $4 a month are other budget friendly choices.

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Are you up for the challenge? Simple way to save a little extra.

Jan 16 2015 - Saving


Could you use an extra $1378 by the time this year’s holiday shopping rolls around? With the New Year already here, everyone is looking for ways to save more money in 2015. There’s a great simple savings tool that’s been circulating on Facebook called the 52-Week Money Challenge (courtesy of Kassondra Perry-Moreland). Over the past couple years, the 52 Week Money Challenge has been quite popular on social media, for those looking to put a few extra bucks in their pockets at the end of the year. The best part about the challenge is that it makes saving simple and fun.

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Financially Fit New Year – Tips from Finance Friday’s Dave Schurman

Jan 8 2015 - Saving


Canadians are crazy about New Year’s resolutions. In fact, in one poll – 80% of Canadians set New Year’s resolutions last year in January 2014. The only issue seems to be keeping them! It’s estimated that 75 per cent maintain their resolutions after the first week. Health and fitness resolutions usually top the list, but you can pencil in personal finance at number two. A good chunk of those resolutions are related to paying off debt. Like any resolution, a good plan will help you be successful in achieving it. It’s important to not just “make the resolution”, but “keep the resolution”. So, we turned to Finance Friday’s Dave Schurman to ask what helpful tips he could provide those who made New Year’s resolutions on personal finance this year.
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