The Hierarchy Of Financial Needs

If you’ve ever taken a psychology course you may be familiar with Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. In ascending order, the needs are: Physiological Safety Social / Belonging Esteem / Achievement Self-Actualization / Reaching your potential The theory states that...

Should You Pay Off Your Partner’s Debt?

One of the first issues that couples in a serious relationship face is how to handle their finances. Dividing up the household bills is one thing, but what happens when one partner brings other financial baggage – such as credit card or student loan debt –...

A Financial Success Plan For New Graduates

All across the country, university and college students are finally donning their robes and mortarboards and stepping across the stage to receive their diplomas. It’s an exciting time. For many new graduates, it may be the first real taste of independence – finding a...

Try A 30-Day No Spending Challenge

The rule is simple. Cut out all non-essential spending for one month. No dining out. No trips to the craft or home improvement store. No new clothes or gadgets. No movie theatre, local pub, or sports event. Absolutely no credit card purchases. You still need to pay...

5 Ways To Avoid Monthly Bank Fees

I’ve banked with TD my whole life but while I consider myself to be a fairly loyal customer that doesn’t mean I’ll blindly accept blatant fee grabs without fighting back. That’s exactly what happened two years ago when the big green bank announced changes to its...

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