In case you missed it earlier this week be sure to check out the article on refinancing to help student loan borrowers.
For the next couple weeks I will be on the road, taking advantage of the beautiful summer weather and camping in the wilderness. We camp the frugal way and still stay in a tent, even though we are usually surrounded by hulking trailers and RVs. To me camping just doesn’t feel like camping if it involves a microwave and satellite TV.
The big news last week was that the Bank of Canada cut their interest rate; here’s where investors should look for opportunities after the rate cut.
Mark from My Own Advisor wrote about why he still drives his 15 year old car. This is something I think is awesome – it’s like the anti-consumer move that everyone should make. Nothing wrong with getting a new car, but keeping it for 10 years (or more) means you’ll get the most value out of it. I plan on keeping our vehicles for at least 10 years.
Related: How I Saved Thousands on a Vehicle
Over at HowToSaveMoney.ca I wrote about how I multiplied my savings with a coupon book. It’s a strategy I stumbled upon after buying a large coupon book and it ended up saving me hundreds of dollars.
Even Steven recently wrote about facing financial independence forks in the road – something that we all come across at one point or another.
Many people who have achieved financial independence usually agree that the hardest part is getting started and building up a decent size portfolio. Jason Fieber questions whether the first $100k is the hardest.
Lululemon is most well known for its yoga pants and apparel, but now you can buy Lululemon beer.
First time home buyers have tons of things to consider, and one of the most important is getting a low mortgage rate. Here’s a handy guide on the documents needed to get the best mortgage rate.
Related: Mortgage Basics Everyone Should Know
The falling loonie has meant a boost for Canadian tourism. It might not be the greatest for snowbirds headed south for the winter but at least the tourism industry in Canada can benefit from it.
Alan has discovered something about CRA – they don’t like change. Whether it’s a sudden increase in business income or a rapid loss on a rental property, change usually isn’t good for taxes.
Related: How Does CRA Decide Who to Audit?
The price of oil has been sliding recently and all oil stocks have taken a huge hit. According to this forecaster, $100 oil will return – but not until 2020.