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Should I Just Give The Vet Access to My Bank Account?

May 16, 2012

Should I Just Give The Vet Access to My Bank Account? By Shaun Somers I had several ideas for what to write in this month’s newsletter, but at the last minute I changed my mind due to something closer to home for me right now.  By closer to home, I mean in my home.  Not just […]

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Save Money at the Sink

June 23, 2011

  Attention all people who shave: you are being taken for a costly ride by the shaving product industry. From razors to creams to gels to balms, chances are you are paying too much to cut the hairs on your body.     None for me, thanks. While I believe the advice I'm going to […]

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June 10, 2011

Subscribe to our Feed By Shaun Somers Before you start getting concerned about my ability to count, the numbers in the title are in that order intentionally. It's something that my son said to me recently while playing a board game, and it brought to mind some truths about personal finance. My 2yr old and […]

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How Will You Benefit From a Yard Sale?

June 7, 2011

Subscribe to our Feed Originally posted at as Our Yard Sale and The Art of War : Our family had a yard sale on Saturday.  The main focus wasn't making money, but clearing out excess clutter and "stuff" that we have accumulated.  Jim Yih of Canadian Finance Blog also talks about the extra benefits of yard/garage sales besides the cash. […]

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Financial Advice I Ignored and Wish I Hadn’t

June 4, 2011

Subscribe to our Feed Originally posted at The year was probably 1992 or 1993, I'm not sure but it was when I was in either grade nine or ten.  I was sitting in class at Centennial Secondary.  I can clearly picture the classroom and it's setup of computers lined around the outside walls with […]

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Should You Go To College?

May 28, 2011

Subscribe to our Feed If you tuned into today's radio show, Wi$e Up and Prosper, you might have heard Ryan and I discussing higher education and it's value. More and more young people are heading to college or university and many are ending up regretting the decision later on. Sometimes there simply isn't a job […]

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Does Less Mowing Mean Less Money?

May 18, 2011

Subscribe to our RSS This morning I came across an interesting blog post over at Canadian Dream . The author's plan is to save on the costs associated with lawn care by replacing it with other landscaping.  While there will be some upfront cost, the idea is to reduce maintence cost and effort over the long term […]

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Taking My Own Advice: Some $10 Money Saving Tips

May 13, 2011

Subscribe to our RSS By Shaun Somers Several weeks ago (April 26th) I had the chance to host our radio show, Wise Up and Prosper, and for the day's theme I chose to discuss various money saving tips.  I had an hour's worth prepared, but I was glad to hear from some callers who also […]

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