Author Archives for Olivia Tarasewicz

How to Get Your Free Credit Report

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A credit report is a detailed report of the last 6 years of a person’s credit history. Lenders use credit reports to determine if they will lend you money or not. A credit report sometimes called a disclosure or credit history. Check out sample reports: Equifax sample Transunion sample How...

The Two Best Ways to Save on Groceries!

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1. Make a list and check it twice Think about what kind of meals you’d like to eat and make a list of ingredients you’ll need. Before you go shopping, check your fridge, pantry and cupboards to see if you have any of the ingredients at home already. Check and...

Back to school, back to saving!

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It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing colour, the evenings are getting cooler and the kids have gone back to school. What better time than now to open a free Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) at your local bank. No money? No problem! All banks and credit...

3 Tax Filing Myths Busted!

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Myth #1 – Filing your income taxes is difficult and expensive. There are ways you can get your taxes done for free. Many non-profit organization across Calgary offer free tax clinics to people living on low incomes.  Typically, to qualify for services at a free tax clinic, your annual income...

Love & Money: How to Manage Finances as a Couple

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Managing your finances when you’re in a serious long term relationship can be difficult. In fact, about 1 in 5 Canadian marriages end in divorce and what is the number one reason? Money. Although talking about your money situation may not be the sexiest topic, it’s a vital one to...

Money Saving Tips for Your Next Vacation Abroad— While You’re Away

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There are many ways to save while you travel so you can stay on budget and not come home with any debt. Preperation Bring some local currency with you to pay for transportation and food on your first day. You may arrive late at night when it may not be...

Money Saving Tips for Your Next Vacation Abroad— Before & After You Travel

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Vacations can be expensive, but they don’t have to be. With a little preparation, you can have a great holiday with money left in your bank account when you get back home. The answers are in preparing for your travels and reviewing your finances when you come back home. Before...

The 4 Professionals You’ll Meet When You Buy Your First Home

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Buying your first home can seem like a complicated and daunting task but luckily there are trained professionals to help you along the way. Knowing what these professionals do and what their role is when you purchase your first home can help to demystify the process. The answers may surprise...