Using Common Spending Habits to Accelerate Mortgage Repayment

Using Common Spending Habits to Accelerate Mortgage Repayment

Whether you are looking to save a downpayment for your first home or you would like to pay down your existing mortgage just a little more quickly, the secret to getting ahead might just be in managing your spending habits. Nestwealth, a Canadian wealth management...
Think Housing is Your Biggest Expense? Think Again!

Think Housing is Your Biggest Expense? Think Again!

Oftentimes people assume that housing is our single biggest expense, and although that was true in 1961, times have changed! According to research done by the Fraser Institute, last year the average Canadian family spent more on taxes than housing, food, and clothing...
If You’ve Ever Tried and Failed at Budgeting

If You’ve Ever Tried and Failed at Budgeting

This article was written by Sandi Martin from Spring Personal Finance and was originally published on Spring the Blog July 21st 2015, but it was so good we wanted to share it on our blog as well! If you’ve ever tried and failed at budgeting, or if you’ve...
10 Money Mistakes Millionaires Don’t Make

10 Money Mistakes Millionaires Don’t Make

So you want to be a millionaire. Sigh, don’t we all.  It might feel like a lofty goal but it turns out the underlying principles millionaires follow when it comes to their money are pretty basic. Some of them are downright boring. But they obviously work, so let’s...
5 Ways to Boost Your Financial Fitness

5 Ways to Boost Your Financial Fitness

Thinking about buying your first home? The race to home ownership is more like a marathon than a sprint: diligent planning, pacing and strategy are the keys to success. Are you ready to approach the starting line? Here are five ways to shape up and boost your...
The Age Old Question: Fixed or Variable?

The Age Old Question: Fixed or Variable?

The Bank of Canada has hinted at increasing mortgage rates in the near future. With this, many banks have already increased their fixed rates. I have had many discussions with people wondering what to do when it comes to getting a new mortgage or what they should do...