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How do I Beat Inflation?

How do I beat inflation? Everyone wants to know these days, with the quickly increasing costs of food, energy, rent, used cars, and consumer goods front and centre in our minds. Add on weather-related disasters, supply chain disruptions, and record money printing and deficit spending by governments, and inflationary pressures look downright scary. Since the middle of 2020, living costs…

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Money News – October 2021

Personal Finance in the News – October 2021: Welcome to Money News – October 2021, and Happy Halloween! This month we look at the end of the Canada Recovery Benefit, the state of Canada’s housing market, and shifting mortgage market dynamics. This update also covers North America’s ongoing labour shortage, and if it pays to be in a relationship. Read…

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Free Macro Economic Resources

Free Macro Economic Resources Welcome to My Money Moves third video. Here I discuss free macro economic resources and what websites I use personally. The content was produced for my employer but it is likely applicable to many readers here too. Enjoy! For more on investing basics check out Investing for Beginners and Make the Most of Your Investments, or…

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Money News – May 2021

Personal Finance in the News – May 2021: Welcome to Money News – May 2021! Noteworthy news this month includes reflections on past inflation cycles, changes to the housing market with stricter stress tests starting June 1, and banks misplacing their clients’ money. Read: A lot of people are talking about inflation after both US and Canadian inflation accelerated at…

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Money News – April 2021

Personal Finance in the News – April 2021: Welcome to Money News – April 2021! I have three noteworthy news topics for you this month. We’ll cover Canada’s new taxes, inflation, and the upcoming April 2021 tax deadline.   Read: The Federal Government has released its first budget in two years. This budget proposes a host of new taxes. Jamie…

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Housing Market Solutions

Sky high real estate prices, bidding wars, and bully offers have many Canadians asking about housing market solutions in this country. Recently, Rob Carrick and Erin Anderssen from the Globe & Mail sent out a Tweet asking Canadians to weigh in on potential solutions. I decided to add my two cents. Below is a copy of what I wrote. Central…

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Money News – December 2020

Personal Finance in the News – December 2020: Welcome to Money News – December 2020! I have four noteworthy topics for you this month. Read: The era of low interest rates and high real estate prices continues. This month, HSBC offered a mortgage rate below 1%. This is a first in Canada, and a record low. Though rates could still…

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How to Live on Less

Are you wondering how to live on less? A lot of people are these days. COVID-19 has resulted in record unemployment claims, and the economy is facing an ugly recession. Whether you’ve lost your job, had your hours reduced, or are just uncertain regarding your future finances, it never hurts to think about how to live on less. Below are…

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