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Will the Ontario minimum wage hike help? PF Friday Grab a brew #57

IN ONE POCKET OUT THE OTHER   Surviving on minimum wage is not easy in fact when I moved to Canada the only jobs I could find were minimum wage jobs although that was still a struggle at times. Living in the UK was equally as difficult because p...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Jan 31, 2014

Would you upgrade your credit card for free?: PF Friday Grab a brew #56

LET THE ANSWER MACHINE GET IT   If you want to upgrade your credit card for free most likely you will do it on your own by contacting credit card companies to see what they are offering. Other times they are contacting you whether over the phone...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Jan 24, 2014

Would you upgrade your credit card for free?: PF Friday Grab a brew #55

LET THE ANSWER MACHINE GET IT   If you want to upgrade your credit card for free most likely you will do it on your own by contacting credit card companies to see what they are offering. Other times they are contacting you whether over the phone...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Jan 24, 2014

Could you chop your budget and live off of the grid?-PF Friday Grab a brew #55

GIVING IT UP TO LIVE ON LESS   I’m not sure if I am the type of person who could give up my convenient life to live off of the grid but many people do. When I read about 34-year-old Abe Connally who quit his full-time job to move his famil...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Jan 17, 2014

My January Reading List

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by Women With Intention on Jan 16, 2014

My January Reading List

**The links in this post are my referral links.  When you order a product through this link it may result in a small commission, which helps me pay the cost of running this site, but does not add any additional cost to you. You can read my disclosu...
by Women With Intention on Jan 16, 2014

Is cord cutting part of your new budget plan?- PF Friday Grab a brew #54

NOT EVERYONE WANTS THE SAME SERVICES   I have to admit that “cord cutting” is not part of our new budget for 2014 but it may be in the future. All that cord cutting boils down to is whether you want to pay for cable TV or not. I̵...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Jan 10, 2014

Best of the Week

Photo credit: Aleks G (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Happy Friday everyone! Below are some great reads and life tid bits from the week. Pretty sure I went through all of these – 15 Stages of Finding Out Your Gluten Free P.S. I...
by AllPutTogether on Jan 3, 2014

PF Weekly grab a brew #53: Free excel budget template takes off for 2014

BUDGET ON THE BRAIN?   Unlike New Years diet and exercise videos, budgeting your finances doesn’t have to be painful. Having only enjoyed two days of the New Year I have noticed a common influx from viewing site statistics. My Free Exce...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Jan 3, 2014

PF Weekly Grab a Brew #52: Boxing Day madness wasn’t so mad

DEALS WORTH GETTING UP FOR   I don’t mind going shopping on Boxing Day as long as long as I don’t have an agenda. I find that every year we tend to head out to the stores with no goal in mind only to see what bargains are to be found...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Dec 27, 2013

PF Weekly Grab a Brew #51: Money, my best friend and Boxing Day

WE ALL VALUE MONEY DIFFERENTLY Bang… yes that was the sound of the boxing day flyers hitting the porch last night. It didn’t take long to realize that the massive bundle of papers sitting was the boxing week flyer bundle last night after...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Dec 20, 2013

PF Friday Grab a Brew #50: Do you get a Christmas bonus or rely on a budget?

NEVER EXPECT ANYTHING NOR THINK IT WILL LAST FOREVER   Christmas bonuses for many people are a thing of the past as organizations struggle to keep afloat but many still do spread holiday cheer with their employees even if it is just by giving th...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Dec 13, 2013

PF Friday Grab a Brew #49: Are all online reviews telling consumers the truth?

TELL US THE TRUTH PLEASE   Sometimes the only way to know the truth about a product is to try it yourself. If there is money to be had you can bet someone is waiting for details on how to make extra money, even if it means to tell a lie. It̵...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Dec 6, 2013

PF Friday Grab a Brew #48: How to ask for help when it comes to money success

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT SOMEONE HAS TO SAY UNLESS YOU ASK A QUESTION Money success to me means that we are in charge of our own lives and how it plays out really depends on many factors with the main one being understanding where we stand financially. Wh...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Nov 29, 2013

PF Weekly Grab a Brew #47: Work Smart…How important is family time to you?

SPENDING TIME WITH LOVED ONES Sometimes it’s easy to forget about the very people who love us the most. As I get my Friday dose of Yahoo personal finance reading in it was twice this morning that family time came up. I was intrigued to read an...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Nov 22, 2013

PF Weekly Grab a Brew #46: Gift Exchange Wish List and Holiday Contests Win $1000+ cash

YOU CAN’T WIN IF YOU DON’T ENTER Ah, the good old saying that you can’t win if you don’t play reminds me of budgeting. You can’t get ahead financially if you don’t play the budget game and know exactly where your m...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Nov 15, 2013

PF Weekly grab a brew #45: Butt out that smoke with kids in the car

ONLY YOU CAN MAKE THE DECISION TO BUTT OUT Kids don’t always have a voice when it comes to people smoking around them so we must be their voice and butt out. No one likes second-hand smoke and I understand that more than ever since I am now off...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Nov 8, 2013

Reading List for November 2013

I know I am a trifle late this month in posting my reading list. It has been a little crazy because of Diwali (festival of lights) which meant a lot of cleaning house and stuff.  So, here is my list of books this November 2013. ...
by BamesLive on Nov 4, 2013

PF Weekly Grab a brew #44: When should you put the Christmas decorations up?

HOLD BACK THE URGE TO DECORATE If you are wondering when you should put the Christmas lights up there really is no specified date to put up Christmas decorations. We often get asked when is the best time for putting up the Christmas tree and to be ho...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Nov 1, 2013

PF Weekly Grab a brew #43: Make a deal or pay full price

MAKE THE DEAL TO SAVE SOME CASH   Everyone I know likes to save a few dollars especially when they can pick up a great deal on a product they need whether small or large. Saving money is not easy but it’s also not that difficult especially...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Oct 25, 2013


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