Browsing Category : Finances

Tips for the Chief Financial Mom


According to one study, nearly 60 percent of mothers manage and control their household expenses alone, with 30 percent sharing the responsibility with their spouses, and just 11 percent relinquish total control of their family’s finances to their husbands. Many of these Moms are also working which means they are trying to balance work and home life in addition to…

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Spring Cleaning For Your Finances


It’s the time of year when we clean out the gardens, the garage and the gutters but it’s also a good time to take a look at your finances. Your taxes are done and now is the time to take stock of where you are, where you want to go and how you’re going to get there. If you have…

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5 Reasons Your Family Should Bank with a Credit Union


We understand what it’s like for busy moms who are managing a household and juggling many different priorities. You live with purpose every single day and you’re looking for ways to bring your household budget down while maintaining a high quality of life for your family. Your Credit Union offers a personal touch to you, the individual. We offer lower…

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7 Reasons Why I Shop Early For Christmas


Halloween is barely over with, but it’s the next holiday that is on my mind already – Christmas!! Before I had kids, I LOVED being out in the hustle and bustle of shopping during the holiday season. Hitting up the malls and stores while listening to Christmas songs playing overhead and Christmas decor all about. It really made it feel like Christmas! Christmas of 2007 changed it all…

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Financial Planning: Will Life Go As Planned?


When I was little I remember thinking about what it would be like when I was “grown up”: graduating school, meeting someone, falling in love, building a life, having a family, sitting on a rocking chair holding hands with my love watching the sunset into our final years. Funny enough, that is kind of what happened (so far)….. ⇒ When…

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My Connection with Food and Money


I feel like I’ve spoken a lot about my feelings/struggles/frustrations with food and weight. While I am not proud of the way that I use food and my struggles with it, I haven’t felt opposed to talking about it, at least at a surface level. However, something that I have kept to myself and a few close friends is finances.…

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5 Tips to Save Money Going Back to School Shopping!


You all know the Christmas song, that was cutely coined as also the back to school anthem for parents… “Its the most wonderful time of the year…..” but is it really? As parents we can get excited to send our little ones back to school and get into the regular day to day routine, but it can be down right expensive to…

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Frustrations of Selling Our House


So in the past few months, I have written about the possibility of selling our house, to house shopping and then how selling your house is not easy. And trust me, it isn’t! I have been wanting to move into town and get away from the country for years. This summer, I finally convinced my husband to sell our house…

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Selling Your House is Easy!!!……NOT!


So recently, I have been writing about the possibility of selling our house, how much I wanted to move and house shopping! Well, about 3 weeks ago we listed our house on the market and selling/buying/moving are all that has been on my mind since! Buying your first home is soooo exciting! You find the one you love and see…

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It’s Never Too Early to Start Saving with RESP’s!


When I had my daughter a little over 6 years ago, I knew that one of the things I wanted to do for her was start saving for her future education. I didn’t know how or how much we could afford, but knew it was going to be a priority. I didn’t want her – or us for that matter…

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