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5 Ways to Entertain for Less

Frugal Fun, Holiday Savings

5 Ways to Entertain for Less

For most of us, the season for entertaining happens during the fall months. Between Thanskgiving, holiday parties, Christmas celebrations and New Year’s Eve….it can be exhausting and expensive. But, it doesn’t have to be. We’re sharing our best tips for entertaining that you can use…

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Try a 30 day spending detox

Want to boost your savings? Try not spending anything for 30 days. Our favourite times for a no spending month are November-December (before the holiday season), January (right before RRSP season) and April (spring clean-up). Turning the taps off spending can save you hundreds, and…

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Giving back is good for your bottom line

Giving is great for your soul and your pocketbook and that’s why it’s part of a solid financial plan. When you donate more than $20 – $25, depending on the policies of the registered charity, you receive a tax credit (not a deduction) that positively…

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Save money during the summer without sacrificing your social status

Summer is a spending spectacle because it’s actually the time of year when we spend the most money…not Christmas.  Summertime brings more than sunburns and barbecues; it can also send your monthly expenses through the roof. After you add up all the vacations, festivals, concerts…

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Reduce your tax bill with these end-of-year tips

Around this time of year I create my annual tax folder in Google Drive and begin loading up relevant documents such as my charitable receipts and medical expenses from the year. As new tax forms start rolling in, I keep them all organized in my…

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Daydreaming about a joint vacation? Set some boundaries first

  Sharing vacations and vacation properties with family and friends is a fabulous way to shave off costs. But, even the best laid plans can sometimes backfire both financially and personally, without clear boundaries. Here’s how to do it right. Pick a travel partner with…

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This Year, Restrict Holiday Drinks to Half-price Happy Hour – Week 2

For it’s second challenge, Metro’s Small Changes, Big Win series gets you to scope out discounted drink specials. Enjoy responsibly and bank those savings. Small changes to the way you spend your money can really add up. We’ve pulled together weekly tips that will add…

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Gratitude

Gratitude is the only word our team can use to truly express how we feel about your engagement, support and business this past year. We’re thankful for your bright ideas and bold financial moves. But most important, we’re humbled by your willingness to share your…

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How to throw a holiday party on a budget

The holidays can very quickly add to your expenses and take you off your budget. We all want to ‘host to impress’ when throwing a party or holiday soirée. And this makes it easy to spend more money than needed to impress our guests. However,…

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The Financial Procrastinator’s Checklist

There is still time to end 2016 on a strong financial note. Tackle these ‘must-do’ activities. 1. Increase your bi-weekly contributions to your RRSP by $20. That’s the equivalent of two lunches and it adds up to just over $500 per year. If you keep…

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Homemade hostess gifts that won’t break the bank

Showing up to a party with a hostess gift is a great way to say thank you and it shows that you appreciate the efforts the host went to in hosting you. But, sometimes we can go a bit over the top, thinking we must…

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