5 Ways to be More Financially Savvy in your 20s


When you're in your twenties, it's easy to assume that you can just use your cash however you'd like, without having to worry about the consequences. After all, you probably don't have as many responsibilities as you would if you were in your thirties or forties. However, the truth is that people in their twenties still need to be cautious with their cash. You may need more help than most, as the chances are that you're living on an entry-level salary while trying desperately to pay off your debt from your student loans. The good news is that there are…

What is the Home Buyers’ Plan and Should You Pay it Off Early


You’ve decided to buy a home. Congratulations! Purchasing a home is one of the best long-term investments you can make. But wanting to buy a home and actually buying one are two separate things. In order to buy a home you’ll need to save up a down payment. Luckily, the government will give you a helping hand. The RRSP Home Buyers’ Plan helps first-time homebuyers achieve the dream of homeownership sooner. Let’s take a closer look at the Home Buyers Plan and whether you should pay it off early.   What is the Home Buyers’ Plan? The Home Buyers’ Plan…

Budgeting: A Necessary Evil


Budgeting: A Necessary Evil No matter what your income level is, odds are you will have to budget at least once in your life. Whether you’ve hit a rough patch financially, or you’re saving up for something like a house, budgeting is a vital skill, especially if you want to avoid repossession or bankruptcy.   But, many people who start out budgeting often take unnecessarily drastic steps to save money. This may include cutting out social occasions, trips away, or fun outings. Such an extreme approach can make your budgeting unsustainable and ineffective in the long-term. The best budget is…

Top Freelance Skills For Running An Online Business


If you want a thriving online business, then you need to invest in skills. The success of an online business depends on the skills your team has. Whether you are already in a digital business, or thinking to start one, we’ll give you the skills to work with. Think about other investments like day-trading in Forex. However much you trade, the numbers are against you. The success rate of an online trader is about 1%. But for an online business, the numbers are promising. With these skills, you will always be okay. You can decide to do freelance work for…

What You Need to Know Before Starting a Business


Starting a business is not a walk in the park for many. It is often not clear what to do and what not to do to start off your business from the ground up. You will need to get an entity structure in place, get the necessary registration and permits, and start off your business entity. Let’s look at that and many other things you need to know when starting a business in details. Deciding on the kind of entity to form There is a myriad of entities you can start. The kind of business entity to choose will depend…

Tips to Get Through Financial Hardship


Financial hardship can hit anytime, any place. You cannot plan for it, it just happens. Different situations can cause it,but the most common is job loss. While it’shard on anyone, it’s even more trying if you are already on a tight budget. How can you get through this? Here are a few tips that can help you take back control of your finances.   Find a Job Finding a job is easier said than done, but it is your top priority. Bring your resume to shops and industries in your region, search online, pass the word to friends, family and…