Entries by Nicole H.

When should I ACTUALLY start saving for retirement?

Whether it’s sunny beaches, cruising the open road, traveling the globe or just relaxing and taking time to enjoy your life – retirement looks different for everyone. No matter what it may look like for you, the one thing we all have in common is that one day we’d like to retire and we need […]

Yes, Couponing is Still a Thing!

Lady Gaga, Kristen Bell, Hilary Swank, Kourtney Kardashian and me. What do we all have in common? The love of a good deal through couponing! Couponing has come a long way from sitting around the Sunday paper with your grocery list and your scissors risking a paper cut, which is still a 100% legit option […]

Expenses of homeownership

The cost to own a home is more than just your mortgage payments. It also includes insurance, utilities, maintenance and more. Here are a few examples of, and advice on how to manage, costs related to owning a home. You’ve made your down payment, you know what your mortgage payment is and when it’s coming […]

How much money should I spend on…

Where should you be spending your money? This blog shares the recommended percentages on where you should be spending your money on things such as housing, transportation and more.   A budget is a plan that can prioritize your money. It allows you to see how much money you’ll bring in each month (income) and […]

Tips for first-time homebuyers

Purchasing your first home is a big life decision. Our Mobile Mortgage Specialists share advice for first-time homebuyers on what to know and consider when purchasing your first home. Buying your first home is a huge life event and can sometimes cause a bit of stress. Figuring out where to start can also become a […]

Cheap date night alternatives: Winter

Looking for a few date night ideas that won’t break the bank? This blog has you covered with several cheap date night alternatives and even a few double date bonus ideas! Date night can get expensive especially if going out for dinner and to a movie.  If you’re strapped for cash but still want to impress, here […]

What’s your daily lunch costing you?

Buying lunch may be convenient – and tasty – but the costs can add up over time. Learn how much your daily lunch purchases may be costing you and tips on how to save. If you’re like me, you’re not a morning person. You hit snooze as many times as possible and you’re usually rushed […]

Planning a vacation? Consider this to save & be prepared

Planning a vacation somewhere hot? Or maybe to the mountains to hit up the slopes? Whatever your travel plans may be, here are a few tips to help you save and be prepared for your next vacation. A recent Ipsos poll showed that 59% of Canadians said they aren’t confident they’ll take a vacation this […]

Being real with your New Year’s resolutions

Only about 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions. Here we explain why and help you to set resolutions that are achievable. Have you ever said to yourself that you will start doing something tomorrow, yet tomorrow never comes? Or had a bunch of New Year’s resolutions that you quickly gave up on […]

Boxing Day shop like a champ

Take the stress out of Boxing Day shopping by following a few of these tips that will help make the best of your time, money and sanity. We understand Boxing Day can be quite chaotic especially when you start to think about the large crowds, long lines and the amount of money exchanging hands. A […]