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How to save money throughout the school year

By: Jennifer Palisoc


Does your “To do” list seem to grow by the minute during the school year? Whether it’s signing up for programs or getting the right school supplies, it all costs money, and costs can add up quickly!

No matter what age your children are, from when they’re babies to the moment they’re college bound, here are some tips for saving money all year round.

How to make quick easy and healthy meals

By: Jennifer Palisoc


Life is busy. Families are pressed for time rushing from A to B; from school to hockey or dance practice and other activities. Although schedules can get hectic it’s important to fuel ourselves with healthy food, and if we can save a bit of time in the process, even better!

Here are some ideas to help you get lunch and dinner made in a snap!

Tips for new parents buying baby items advice for saving money

In today’s oversaturated “made-for-baby” market, expectant parents routinely feel compelled to buy a whole suite of special items for their newborn, but almost never end up using.

So if you’re shopping for a baby on the way and want to save a few (hundred) dollars, here are three items you can confidently leave on the shelf.

The rising costs of university tuition and fees

We hear it all the time.  “Tuition is expensive.”

The numbers prove it.  Statistics Canada has found in the past 10 years, the average university tuition has jumped from $4347 to $6373 - an increase of 46%!

That’s not the only post-secondary fee that’s on the rise.

Family Grocery Shopping

By Carmen Kinniburgh

I felt a momentary sense of panic recently, after reading that Canadians can expect the price of fresh fruits, veggies and meats to increase again this year; especially for those of us living in more remote and northern communities. Our dropping loonie is mostly to blame, forcing prices as high as $8 for a single head of cauliflower in some places!

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