How to Set - and Stick to - Your FUN Budget

howtosetandsticktoyourfunbudget.jpgWhen people hear the word budget, they don’t hear “fun.”

Instead, they tend to hear one of two things.

“Booooooring.”

Or the ever-popular,

“So I have to stop going to the pub so much, right?”

But here’s the great thing about budgeting:

It can actually help you spend guilt-free on the things you really love.

And I speak from personal experience on this.

My Budgeting Journey

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The War on Debt: Notes from the Front Line

thewarondebt.jpgWe have carried him, in one form or another for at least twenty years--while he steadily grows.

I would like to destroy him, but up until now, I have not been willing to face him. I have to look him in the eye. I have to accept how big he really is. Until now, I have not been willing to do that.

For at least the last ten years, I have not even opened a bill.

Instead, I’ve abandoned my share of the marital financial responsibilities, forcing my husband to shoulder it all.

The Colossus

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5 Ways Families Can Get a Tax Break

5waysfamiliescangetataxbreak.jpgIt goes without saying that having and raising a family IS expensive.

So taking full advantage of all tax breaks whenever possible is a MUST.

Now that the short-lived “family tax cut” has been eliminated by the Justin Trudeau government - easy income splitting is off the table again for Canadian families.

The credit allowed families to transfer up to $50,000 of taxable income from one spouse (higher earning) to the other spouse (lower earning) with a limit of $2,000 in order to save on their taxes.

But, even though it won’t be available for 2016, there are still other ways families can save on their taxes.

Basic Tax Tips for Families

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7 Reasons Why Buying Household Basics Online Saves You Money

7reasonswhybuyinghouseholdbasicsonlinesavesyoumoney.jpgIt’s fun to shop online for personalized gifts, cute shoes or a new rug for the living room…

But have you ever thought about going online for boring basics like dryer sheets, dish soap, plastic wrap and paper napkins?

This surprising life hack can actually save you quite a bit of money every month.

And I’m here to tell you why...

Save money now...

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