Budgeting Tips and Tricks

Are you looking to learn more about credit, debt, consolidation, or budgeting? Do you want to do some financial planning to look at options for getting back on track with your money? Maybe you'd like to answer "yes" but you're not quite sure where to start. Below is a list of short articles filled with tips and information to point you in the right direction.

Scroll down this page to read a bit about each article, or click on one of the heading in the list to get started:

  • 4 Key Debt Reduction Strategies
  • Impulse Spending: How to Help a Family Member Beat This Habit
  • Laid Off, On Strike or Locked Out? How to Avoid Financial Disaster When Off Work
  • Student Budgeting: How to Avoid a Failing Grade with Your Finances
  • Using a First Credit Card Wisely
  • Only Making Minimum Payments Can Keep You in Debt for (What Feels Like) Forever
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Pros & Cons of Leasing vs Buying Vehicles
  • When is the Best Time to Buy a House?
  • Making Lunch Can Save You $1,800 per Year
  • Questions to Ask Each Other About Money
  • Debt Consolidation Works - Budgets Work Even Better
  • Buy Now, Pain Later
  • Should You Buy the Extended Warranty?
  • Choosing a Cell Phone That Fits Your Budget
  • Gifts With Lasting Effects
  • How to Make Summer Fun Yet Financially Manageable
  • What is a Staycation?
  • Managing Back to School Expenses Without Going into Debt
  • Money for Christmas and Holiday Expenses Without Going Deep into Debt
  • Holiday Budgeting, It's Never Too Late to Start
  • Consider These Points Before You Shop in U.S.
  • Budget Planner - Consider your Christmas Spending Avoid Christmas Debt
  • How to Keep Boxing Day Within Your Budget
  • How to Eliminate Credit Card Debt: A Realistic Plan
  • Get SMART to Manage Income
  • Budget for Your Wedding and Start Happily-Ever-After Off Right
  • Use a Balanced Approach to Cut Credit Card Debt
  • Try Not to Withdraw Money from Your RRSP
  • 'Great' Vacation Deals Can Lose Their Shine in the Fine Print
  • Are Reward Credit Cards a Good Deal?
  • How to Plan a Successful Staycation