How to save on adult education

Education and learning are vital parts of our development; as employees, as employers and as people. The world changes and new discoveries are made. Our lives move quickly and our learning is ever more important. But how do you further your learning and development...
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Don’t live below your means

To succeed financially you should live below your means unless you got life’s largest purchasing decisions taken care of! Many will tell you, you should live below your means to succeed financially and while that is true it is a matter of perspective. You need...
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How to enjoy a holiday

Holidays are around to give us a break; give us a break from work and our normal daily routines. This break is meant to let us unwind, relax and enjoy ourselves, however for many of us holidays are stressful. The holiday stress Stress floods into our holidays for many...
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How to deal with $1.7 trillion of debt

The situation we are in Yes that is right, Canadians owe more than $1.7 trillion dollars and that level of debt is increasing! A few days ago CBC reported that a study from Equifax showed Canadians owed $1.7 trillion dollars and the amount is growing. They reported...
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How to start investing in real estate

Investing in real estate can be a great way to generate income and wealth. Just take Wang Jianlin the world’s 18th wealthiest person with a net worth of over $30,000,000,000 ($30 billion)! I get a lot of questions about investing in real estate and so this week we are...
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How to dig yourself out of paying only 5% down

How to dig yourself out of paying only 5% down Last week we discussed why and how making a 20% down payment on your mortgage saves you a lot of money. We learn why the difference between 20 and 15 is not 5! This week a good friend mine and a contributor to Simple...
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Why the difference between 20 and 5 is not 15!

At first thought the difference between 20 and 5 is 15, at least basic math proves this. However in the world of mortgages the difference between 20 and 5 is not 15, it is $77,000! Today we find out why the difference between 20 and 5 is not 15! Where the difference...
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2 ways you lose gambling

Winning the big time through gambling is a dream for many people. Canadians spend between $500 and $1,000 per year gambling of various sorts. They are trying for the millions in hopes of striking rich, quitting their jobs and doing whatever they want for the rest of...
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What is a bank run and why you should care

What is a bank run and why you should care Have you ever heard of a bank run? Have you ever seen a bank run? Today you will learn what is a bank run and why you should care. Take a walk back in history For some time in our history we would carry physical gold around...
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Living like a Rockstar in a Small Town

Foreword by Jay Bastien on Living like a Rockstar in a Small Town Two of my closest friends have been living in small towns for many years. They are always exploring the areas around these small towns and venturing some cool events in town. I hear too often, since I...
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Save when others spend and spend when others save

Great Advice Warren Buffet is known for many things especially the following quote: “Be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful”. Great advice yet very difficult to achieve. I have come up with my own quote with a similar substance to it:...
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How to make your debt SMART

Debt this days is not what it used to be. In the past you could incur debt to get an education and graduate with a great chance of a job. Or you would take a mortgage, be able to pay for it over time, see your house value sky rocket and be financially well off in...
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How you are saving money every morning

How am I saving money every morning? YES that is right, you are saving money every morning without even knowing about, well at least most of you are. I bet you are asking yourself how am I saving money every morning? It all comes down to this. Drinking coffee! Yes...
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Rent vs Buy: The Debate of a Lifetime and how to save on your mortgage

Largest purchase of your life Purchasing a home is the largest single expense in your life, so why would you overpay? A home and even condominiums costs hundreds of thousands of dollars at the minimum to buy. Having a huge mortgage on the property is the cancer to...
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How to pay off your mortgage faster

Negotiating your mortgage is one of the largest decisions you will ever make. It is one where you have to live with the consequences for years and if you negotiate poorly it will cost you dearly. Learning how to pay off your mortgage faster is a great way to save some...
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The secret ingredient: The Power of Belief

What makes up financial success Knowledge, habits and confidence are the fundamental makeup of your financial success. First you need to have the basic fundamental understanding of money, debt, and how the financial world works. By understanding what you need to know,...
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How to save money living in a big city

Living in a big city can be an exciting time in your life, especially if you are a recent university graduate ready to start a new career. While major cities offer a lot of fun, food, culture and entertainment, they also present financial temptations that you need to...
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Simple Money Startups: Where to find your advisory team

Our previous articles Simple Money Startups: The benefits of having a board of advisors  and Simple Money Startups: who should be your trusted advisors we discussed the importance of having a board of advisors and who these advisors should be. Adding depth to your...
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How to eliminate debt and be free to enjoy life

Debt holds you back from living your life the way you want to, today we reverse course! Today we learn how to eliminate debt and be free to enjoy life! Before we get started let us review some of the topics discussed over the past few weeks. Having a basic...
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Bootstrap life like entrepreneurs bootstrap their business

Time to lace up and bootstrap life It is time to bootstrap life like entrepreneurs bootstrap their business! We recently released an article on How to Bootstrap your Business which introduced the concept of ‘Bootstrapping’. As a refresher, bootstrapping is financing...
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How to save on adult education

Education and learning are vital parts of our development; as employees, as employers and as people. The world changes and new discoveries are made. Our lives move quickly and our learning is ever more important. But how do you further your learning and development...

Don’t live below your means

To succeed financially you should live below your means unless you got life’s largest purchasing decisions taken care of! Many will tell you, you should live below your means to succeed financially and while that is true it is a matter of perspective. You need...

How to enjoy a holiday

Holidays are around to give us a break; give us a break from work and our normal daily routines. This break is meant to let us unwind, relax and enjoy ourselves, however for many of us holidays are stressful. The holiday stress Stress floods into our holidays for many...

How to deal with $1.7 trillion of debt

The situation we are in Yes that is right, Canadians owe more than $1.7 trillion dollars and that level of debt is increasing! A few days ago CBC reported that a study from Equifax showed Canadians owed $1.7 trillion dollars and the amount is growing. They reported...

How to start investing in real estate

Investing in real estate can be a great way to generate income and wealth. Just take Wang Jianlin the world’s 18th wealthiest person with a net worth of over $30,000,000,000 ($30 billion)! I get a lot of questions about investing in real estate and so this week we are...

Why the difference between 20 and 5 is not 15!

At first thought the difference between 20 and 5 is 15, at least basic math proves this. However in the world of mortgages the difference between 20 and 5 is not 15, it is $77,000! Today we find out why the difference between 20 and 5 is not 15! Where the difference...

2 ways you lose gambling

Winning the big time through gambling is a dream for many people. Canadians spend between $500 and $1,000 per year gambling of various sorts. They are trying for the millions in hopes of striking rich, quitting their jobs and doing whatever they want for the rest of...

What is a bank run and why you should care

What is a bank run and why you should care Have you ever heard of a bank run? Have you ever seen a bank run? Today you will learn what is a bank run and why you should care. Take a walk back in history For some time in our history we would carry physical gold around...

Living like a Rockstar in a Small Town

Foreword by Jay Bastien on Living like a Rockstar in a Small Town Two of my closest friends have been living in small towns for many years. They are always exploring the areas around these small towns and venturing some cool events in town. I hear too often, since I...

Save when others spend and spend when others save

Great Advice Warren Buffet is known for many things especially the following quote: “Be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful”. Great advice yet very difficult to achieve. I have come up with my own quote with a similar substance to it:...

How to make your debt SMART

Debt this days is not what it used to be. In the past you could incur debt to get an education and graduate with a great chance of a job. Or you would take a mortgage, be able to pay for it over time, see your house value sky rocket and be financially well off in...

How you are saving money every morning

How am I saving money every morning? YES that is right, you are saving money every morning without even knowing about, well at least most of you are. I bet you are asking yourself how am I saving money every morning? It all comes down to this. Drinking coffee! Yes...

How to pay off your mortgage faster

Negotiating your mortgage is one of the largest decisions you will ever make. It is one where you have to live with the consequences for years and if you negotiate poorly it will cost you dearly. Learning how to pay off your mortgage faster is a great way to save some...

How to save money living in a big city

Living in a big city can be an exciting time in your life, especially if you are a recent university graduate ready to start a new career. While major cities offer a lot of fun, food, culture and entertainment, they also present financial temptations that you need to...

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