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What 5 Unpaid Sick Days Taught Me About Mental Illness and Money
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This past month, I called in sick 5 days in a row. The 9-5 work schedule is exhausting and draining. My mental health was declining, and consequently my physical health. Of course, taking 5 days off without pay was daunting. Each day I called in ridden with financial guilt and stress. I had to re...
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What If You Really Can’t Pay Your Bills?
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Desperate times call for desperate measures! Although over 5 million Canadians live below the poverty line, it’s a special kind of panic when you’re looking at a pile of bills with $3 to your name. When you need to keep yourself fed and not-evicted, it’s easy to turn to financially dangerou...
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Tangerine Bank Recipes: Save More Than Ever
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The Tangerine Recipes are “rules” that Tangerine will apply to increase the amount of money you save through everyday purchases. Whether you want to round up purchases or save a percentage of your paycheque, there’s a recipe for that. Using the Tangerine Recipes right can help y...
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Improving My Relationship with Food on a Budget
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The food-self relationship is almost never an easy one to understand. Though most people don’t realize it, approximately 1 million Canadians suffer from an eating disorder or disordered eating habits. Most sufferers are women between the ages of 15-24. And with the stress of our capitalistic soci...
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The Ontario University Strikes are Costing Students Thousands
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Professors and university employees have been regularly striking in Ontario for decades, to little avail. The focus of the issue is of course the needs of these employees being met, as they so obviously are not currently. However, there are also serious ramifications on the students. Toronto GTA ...
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Credit Unions Meet You In Real Life
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A credit union differs from a traditional bank in a few key ways that can really benefit you as a saver and borrower. If you want a more personalized banking experience and better rates on your financial products, a credit union might be exactly what you’re looking for.  What is a cred...
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The Canada Learning Bond Explained
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If you’re a parent in Canada, you should be contributing to your child’s RESP in an effort to provide post-secondary education should they need it. Take it from someone currently drowning in student loan debt: your kids will thank you! Lower-income Canadian families using an RESP also have the op...
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Undebt.it Review: The Best Free App to Help You Get Out of Debt
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Undebt.it is a free online tool that will help you repay your debt. This web-based app lets you compare repayment strategies, track progress and more! It is hands down the best free financial tool available online, and the one you absolutely must be using it if you’re trying to get out of d...
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3 Ways I Plan my Timetable to Save Money
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Balancing school and work is a treacherous task. I want to do my best in school, but also need to save money for rent, bills, and school supplies, among many other things. Nearly 73% of Canadian students are working and attending school. Typically, they are working because of their schooling. It ...
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How to Deal with a Bad Landlord
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I’ve moved house several times in my incredibly short 21 years, including eight separate times since I left home four years ago. Of those eight rentals, I had only one decent landlord. The other seven covered a vast range of difficult people that I had to fight tooth and nail just for basic...
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