Marriage + Money = Conflict?

Marriage + Money = Conflict?

When we get married we typically envision a 'happily-ever-after' scenario, where we manage to seamlessly combine our lives with another human being, including our finances.Not to ruin the fantasy, but the merging of assets and the pressure to focus on bigger goals like new homes, babies or retiremen ...
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Pay yourself first, pay bills second

Pay yourself first, pay bills second

Pay yourself first and then pay your bills. This may sound counter-intuitive, but we know how easy it is to get bogged down by payments and forget to put money aside for the future - both the immediate future and retirement.We recommend sitting down and deciding how much you spend a month versus how ...
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Can you afford a baby?

Can you afford a baby?

Planning to have a baby is stressful enough - there are clothes to buy, baby-proofing to do, strollers to pick  out - so it's not surprising that many first-time parents find themselves spending way more than usual. The cute baby stuff shopping spree may be unavoidable, but considering that one of ...
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Keeping good credit score in Canada

Keeping good credit score in Canada

If you don’t know much about your credit score or the credit bureaus in Canada, then we think it’s time that you did! We believe that it is important to consider the state of your credit even when everything is fine. Low scores are not just for people in debt.Also, there is a common misconcept ...
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Engaged? Top financial questions to ask before your big day

Engaged? Top financial questions to ask before your big day

February is definitely the month for romance, so it is possible that you are either thinking about marriage or soon will be! We have put together a list of questions to ask your partner before you tie the knot. Marriage not your thing? Well these questions can still be applied to any relationship th ...
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Healthy and Cheap Grocery Shopping 101

Healthy and Cheap Grocery Shopping 101

There is a common misconception that eating fast food or unhealthy food is cheaper than buying healthy meats, fruits and veggies. And while shopping for produce in mid-winter in Edmonton may not seem like the cheapest way to go, there are ways to save and not eating those Big Macs will sure pay off ...
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Money Resolutions

Money Resolutions

It's a New Year and to help you recover financially from the holiday season we wanted to share some of our money resolutions with you.Every year around this time we make our list of goals: lose weight, quit smoking, pay off our debt. However, most of the time we make such huge, unattainable goals an ...
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5 Money Conversations to Have This New Year

5 Money Conversations to Have This New Year

If there is one thing people tend to avoid at all costs it is any conversation involving money. We hate talking about budgets, spending habits or retirement with those we love or even strangers. We start acting like a stray cat backed into a corner: defensive, scared and confused.This New Year, we w ...
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Arrr today be Pirate Day

Arrr today be Pirate Day

Ahoy Mates on today for the Friday Freebie of September 19th- national Pirate Day! We're sorry to inform you that the Parley Team has joined Bootstrap Bill down yonder in the deep blue. Alas, have no fear ye landlocked lubbers, a days work will go on. Aye, but pirates will be steering this Parley sh ...
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