25 Money Savings Tips

Running a household can be expensive. Big savings on things like mortgage rates and large purchases are worth more dollar wise, but you can also save by cutting back on smaller stuff. A lot of what we do are just habits. With just a little thought you can easily...

Can You Really Afford That Mortgage?

My husband and I purchased our first home when we were 23 and 21 respectively. Back then the mortgage approval process used all of his income but only 50 percent of mine. Income requirements have changed since then. If both spouses (or common-law, or other applicant)...

Old Age Security (OAS) Explained

Old Age Security (OAS) was originally intended to be a universal program to provide income support payments to Canadian seniors. It is one of the cornerstones of Canada’s retirement income system. It is not a pension plan. You don’t make contributions. OAS is a...

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