Can You Afford a Southern Vacation?

Right now I’m enjoying a week in Nevada and California. But it’s taken me a long time to get here. I only started taking winter vacations in my mid-thirties. Previously I didn’t have enough money or time. Winter travel may seem like a necessity to many Canadians (even with this easier-than-normal winter we’ve been having) but should you really spend the money? Going to warm destinations seems more common for young Canadians than it used to be. You may be surrounded by people who are flitting off to Mexico, or Vegas, or Australia, but is this the right decision for…

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Millennials, You Aren’t Screwed

My basic principles for maintaining control of your finances (for any generation). The internet is full of fear-mongering articles. Two types I really hate are (1) those with excessively negative statements used for click-bait, and (2) those targeting a group as if they were all the same. (Like I did in my title.) Combining these two categories, there is a trend of financial articles targeted towards the millennial generation. Usually the title is something depressing and melodramatic, such as: Why the millennial generation will never be able to retire. Is the current generation worse off than their parents? 10 reasons…

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