Use A Credit Card: Get Free Groceries

Some people enjoy travel rewards cards, but I prefer either cash back or points towards free groceries.  I even redeem AirMiles for free gas. I’ve written before about how I maximize my credit card rewards.  The way I see it, if I am going to spend the money anyways,...

Retirement Income

I recently came across a retirement calculator that determines how much you need to save to provide an income after retirement. I was quite horrified to discover that I need to put away approximately $3600 per month in order to have a lump sum large enough to provide...

Grocery Store Price Comparison

Once a month, CTV Calgary creates a shopping list to compare grocery store prices at major Calgary grocery stores.  The chains that are used in this ongoing study include Superstore, Safeway, Sobeys, and Co-op.  All coupons and membership programs are included,...

The Best Laid Plans

Recently my son did a post about living on a single income while one parent stays home with the kids.  I found the subsequent comments quite interesting and diverse.  Further to this topic, I would like to write about my experiences. Of course, my children are now...

The Risk Of Inflation

When you prepare a long-term financial plan for your retirement or a child’s education fund, a 2 – 3% inflation rate is factored into the total.  When the total amount is calculated, it seems unbelievable that costs can increase to such an extent, but that is the risk...

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