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

Budgeting, Education, Financial plan, Holiday Savings, Organization, Personal Finance, Real Estate, Saving, Spending, Taxes, Wellness

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 thank you and practice to start. When you go to a family or friends place for dinner we tend to gravitate towards gifts of chocolates of wine. Sometimes we can go a bit…

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5 Ways to Entertain for Less

For most of us, entertaining season 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. This week we’re sharing our best tips for entertaining that you can use…

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