9 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Getting A Pet

9 questions you should ask yourself before getting a petI’ve wanted a dog since I was six years old...

But the one question that kept me from getting one until I was well into my twenties was:

“Can I afford a pet?”

And more specifically: “Can I afford a dog?”

Not to get budget-preachy on you, but these are seriously important questions to ask if you’re thinking about adding a pet to your life. Because this decision isn’t just about you…

It’s also about your potential new animal companion.

You need to make sure you’re ready to take responsibility for them in every way. And that very much includes the money stuff.

Luckily, there’s a structured, reliable way to find out if you can afford a pet – all without compromising your retirement. (Or having to eat ramen noodles all month unless you’re into that.)

Check in with your expenses

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The Economics Of Online Dating: Why Paid May Be Better Than Free

The Economics Of Online Dating: Why Paid May Be Better Than Free

If you were born in 1977 or later...

Chances are, you grew up in the world of online dating as one of many options (perhaps a primary option) for finding love.

Believe it or not, Match.com started way back in 1995. And while there are lots more online dating platforms these days, like Tinder, Plenty of Fish or eHarmony – all of which promise you the chance of romance...

It’s still not easy to find that elusive love of your life.

Understand what you want

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Which AIR MILES Credit Card Is Best For 2018?

The best AIR MILES credit card

What if you want a rewards program that will allow you to redeem for more than just travel?

AIR MILES are still one of those most commonly collected and used rewards programs in Canada, and for good reason.

You have two main options for redemption:

  • As AIR MILES Cash Rewards (or Cash Miles) – which can be used as cash towards everyday shopping purchases at participating partners, or
  • As AIR MILES Dream Rewards (or Dream Miles) – which can be used to go on dreamy vacations, get exciting event tickets, score some great merchandise, or even to enter AIR MILES Dream Sweepstakes.

No matter what way you most like to redeem your rewards, if you are one of the 2 in every 3 Canadians who still choose to collect, you might as well choose a top AIR MILES credit card to help you earn and redeem that much faster.

Compare AIR MILES Credit Cards

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The War On Debt: Shopping For A Better Deal From The Bank

The War On Debt: Shopping For A Better Deal From The Bank

The 5-year term on our mortgage is up for renewal in this month.

We’ve gotten stuck at one bank – and we’ve been too lazy to search elsewhere, mostly for the sake of convenience.

It has been easier to have all our eggs in one basket:

Is it possible that my financial institution “banks” on how lazy I’ve been?

So this seems the perfect opportunity to re-organize my finances in a way that benefits me – instead of the banks.

Don’t be afraid to shop for money.

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