Why Writing a Budget Should Be Your 2016 Resolution

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Most Americans (and indeed, most people throughout the world) make New Years resolutions. Some people let their imaginations run wild, wishing to win the lottery or otherwise get richly quickly, get a priced possession they cannot yet afford, repair a broken relationship, or suddenly become happy.

While these are worthy goals (and things every truly deserves), there is sometimes very little thought behind making these wishes a reality. The truth is, New Year’s resolutions are not letters to Santa Clause; they must be worked at!


Which Canadian City Has The Most Expensive Day Care?

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Canadian two-earner families are facing a serious crisis concerning daycare costs for their children. The Canadian center For Policy Alternatives has reported that no less than 27 Canadian cities have experienced a five percent increase in day care costs since last year.

Day care rates going up so fast hurt the cash-strapped Canadian working families. Some families are having to consider the cost effectiveness of that second income, especially if there are more than one child in the family needing day care.


Decade by Decade Guide to Building Your Wealth

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Preparing financially for retirement can seem a daunting task for anyone, especially when many financial experts recommend having nearly one million dollars available when you reach retirement age.

However, if you’re careful and deliberate about it, building your wealth so that you can retire comfortably isn’t difficult. You just need to start early and follow some guidelines throughout each decade of your life.


Some Old Toys are Worth a Fortune

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For many, old toys bring in more than just fantastic memories. While a toy might remind a person of the childhood they had and the fun times they had with family and friends, some of the toys sitting up in the attic or packed away in boxes might actually be worth a little bit of money. In fact, if they’re in great condition or still in the original box, they could be worth thousands.

Some of the toys a person might have that could be worth quite a bit are below. Take a look through your childhood and see if there’s any memories that could net you a little bit of extra cash.

2016-2017 Federal Support for Canadian Province

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Cynics call provincial and federal support an arm of the supposed “welfare state.” What cynics do not understand is that many essential services, in which every citizen partakes, come from the same essential funding source.

These services in general include financial, educational, medical, infrastructure, and social program support.


The Canadian Wealth Test

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MoneySense’s All Canadian Wealth Test captivated a lot of attention in 2009. The economy was in shambles, and most people are looking back at the year and the latter decade without any sense of longing or nostalgia.

Thankfully, the results of the 2015 wealth test are far more encouraging. Some positive trends have made 2009 seen even further away. The fact that the test is only done every half a decade makes for a nice sense of distance from the last set of results. In 2015, the times have mostly changed for the better.

Though the country still has a long way to go, financial education and a stabler economy has brought forward some excellent new movements and trends.


Snowbirds! Beware of These New Tax Rules

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Each year, there are new tax rules, most of which are not disseminated to the public in a convenient or effective way. However, as you have no doubt heard many judges and police officers say, “Ignorance of the law does not exonerate you from the law.” While this may seem unfair, it is an unfortunate truth of the ever-changing tax code.