If you live paycheque to paycheque, the idea of somehow having enough money to invest and eventually have financial freedom seems about the furthest thing possible. But experts in financial education like to point out, no matter your income and place in life, a few changes to the way you’re living life can make all…

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Your home appliances are not only expensive investments, but they’re also the ones that can cause the greatest inconvenience when they stop working. Many appliances fail because they are overused or misused by the consumer. Whether you pay for an extended parts and labour warranty from your contractor or you stick with the basic limited…

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Traveling during the holidays can be incredibly stressful. Insane airports, excited and tired kids (who may or may not belong to you) more luggage than normal, and less skilled travelers create the perfect combination for a chaotic and frustrating trip. That is, unless you use our recipe for better travel and our brilliant holiday travel…

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These days it seems like you need to be making your own charcuterie or canning your own home-grown vegetables to even be somebody. For people who are busy or who have long commutes, or have no money for craft supplies (upcycling things you find in your house can take a not-so-surprising amount of new supplies),…

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If you’re thinking of selling your home, you’re probably busy with projects that will make your home more appealing to potential buyers. While a new coat of paint is a great way to freshen things up, you need to be smart in your colour choices. The wrong colour in a particular room can actually cause…

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We’ve all been there before — tossing fuzzy raspberries, wilted parsley, and mushy apples into the trash bin with a heavy heart thanks to subpar food storage. Proper food storage prevents unnecessary waste (and sudden bouts of frustration), lessens your grocery bill, and minimizes the risk of a contracting a food-borne illness. These 11 simple…

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Your gutters are an important part of your roofing system. They benefit your home in many ways and when they’re not clean, your home can sustain damage from your roof to your foundation. Here are 10 problems that can result from clogged and malfunctioning gutters. #1 – Flooded Basements When your gutters are clogged and…

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A proper fall yard cleanup puts you ahead of the game when spring arrives. Fall is almost here, which means it’s time to clean up your yard and prepare for the cool days ahead. A little work now will lead to a big payoff next year. Clean Your Gutters Now is a good time to…

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Many of us don’t even know where to start when it comes to renovating our floors. Before you install brand new flooring, you’ll likely need to remove your existing floors, and possibly replace your subfloors. Both of these processes have labour and/or material costs attached. Carpet For you carpet lovers out there who love feeling that…

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The real estate buying process is complicated even for the experienced buyer. However, when, buying a new home or condominium from a builder, there are even more issues to consider aside from the purchase price, the reputation of the builder and what the finished product will look like when it is built. One such issue…

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