16 Aug 2018

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Fixed or variable rate mortgages?

So, you’ve decided to buy a home, now what? Buying a house is usually the most expensive purchase in a person’s life, so it should be preceded with caution. Once you decide on the house and location, you must decide on a down payment amount and a mortgage rate that you can afford. A general rule of thumb is to put down 20 per cent of the house price so that you can reduce the amount of money you pay in interest; however, first time home buyers can put down as little as 5 per cent for a down payment if they so desire. When…

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8 Aug 2018

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How to budget for back-to-school

As we reach the end of the second week in August, summer has flown by! We know it…

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1 Aug 2018

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Good news for self-employed homebuyers

Over the last five years, Canada has seen a steady increase of people who quit their nine-to-five jobs…

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25 Jul 2018

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How to save money at music festivals

If you’re familiar with Canadian summers, then you know that the true heat comes in July and August.…

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20 Jul 2018

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Why you should budget for charity

If you’re a budget person, you’ve probably heard of the 50/30/20 rule. This simple budgeting technique suggests that…

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13 Jul 2018

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It’s a Buyer’s Market in...

We all know the economy in Calgary struggled for the last few years and we saw a downturn…

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28 Jun 2018

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What we mean when we say ‘budget...

Budgeting for the purchase of a home is not just about saving enough for your down payment and…

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17 Jun 2018

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The argument for variable rate mortgages

When searching for a home, choosing the right mortgage is a big part of the equation. Your mortgage…

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31 May 2018

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Short on money? Check these culprits

When the weather is nice, patios and vacation time can be tempting. If you find yourself struggling to…

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17 May 2018

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How to have a vacation and not spend...

This weekend marks May long weekend, the unofficial mark that we are heading into summer. For many people…

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26 Apr 2018

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Millennials, saving and the 5 Cs of...

According to a new poll released by CIBC, most Canadian millennials haven’t even started to save for a…

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19 Apr 2018

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Where to invest in real estate in 2018

Buying a home is a big investment, but how can you ensure that you are making a smart…

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4 Apr 2018

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If you still need to file your taxes...

April is a busy month as Canadians rush to file their taxes by the April 30th deadline. If…

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