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    Saving for your ‘wants’

    Last week I talked about saving for the little things, the ‘fun stuff’. But what about the bigger things? Your big ‘wants’. How do you plan for those? Maybe it’s an exciting vacation you’ve always wanted or…

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    The Art of bargaining

    I’m always on the lookout for a good bargain. My aunt from Italy is probably the best haggler I know. I’m not sure if that’s where I got it from, but it’s certainly where I learned where…

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    Is time more important than money?

    There’s nothing that I hate more than traffic. Or waiting in line. Or anything that robs me of my time that could be better spent with family and friends. To me, especially now, with a child of…

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    How I learned to love junk mail

    Every Wednesday and Friday night, courtesy of my free bi-weekly local newspaper, I get a huge wad of junk mail dropped on my doorstep – KAAaaadunk!! I’m talking local newspapers, flyers, direct mail. That’s probably a sound that…

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    How to save money on airfare

    Over 54 million Canadian and 638 million US passengers boarded flights in the past year. Is it me, or is that a lot of flying? This week, while on a plane to Montreal for work and with the U.S.…

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    Couponing for beginners

    The history of the coupon can be traced back to 1887, when John Pemberton, pharmacist and Coca-Cola inventor began handing out drink cards for free samples, encouraging people on the street, to come in and try their…