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may 2016


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Where Do You Find the Money to Achieve a Financial Goal?

Where do You Find the Money to Achieve a Financial Goal?Question: I set a goal to save up $3,000 by the end of the year and get away to somewhere warm next January. After 3 months I have only managed to save $500. By the time I pay my bills and set some funds aside for spending there isn’t a lot left over to save. I’m single and while rent is expensive in Vancouver, I make a reasonable salary and should be able to accomplish this goal. I’m so frustrated, what am I doing wrong? ~Manjit

Find out what Manjit could try and see if it would work for you

We came across this helpful blog post on The Soccer Mom Blog and thought you might enjoy it:
The One Lifestyle Change That Allowed Me to be a Stay at Home Mom

Meal planning as a lifestyle change to save money."This expense was "eating" up a huge chunk of our monthly budget - and we had no idea! With this one change we were able to save enough money to live comfortably on one income so I could be a stay at home mom."

Even if being a stay at home mom or dad isn't on your to-do list, this savings tip is a great one if you haven't fully explored this area of savings yet.

See how Stacey managed to save so much money


Is There Such a Thing as Good Debt & Is Living Debt Free Realistic?

A coin graph representing life expenses.With all the financial pressures people experience today, living without debt may seem difficult or unavoidable at times. If you do decide to go into debt, it’s wise to be aware of the difference between good debt and bad debt, how to avoid bad debt situations, and how to live a rich life without debt.

Learn how to do this


We came across this story on the Save to Splurge blog and thought it might encourage a lot of people:

How I Got Into the 800 Credit Score Club

Getting into the 800 credit score club.On the surface, this may seem like a remarkable story of how a 26 year old managed to get an exceptionally high credit score. However, as she deconstructs her story and explains the key factors that pushed her to the top, you’ll quickly see that this is something you can do too.

See what it takes to join the super high credit score club


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