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Ladies and gentlemen, I am very PROUD to announce that after 3 years of student loan repayments, I am finally DEBT-FREE today! 😀 All before turning 25 as planned! It hadn’t been easy and at times, it was truly depressing, but I’ve come out of this a more financially stable and happy person.  I would …

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60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation

Last year in 2012, we celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. This year – that is, this summer – we [will] celebrate the Queen’s 60th anniversary of her coronation, which took place on 2 June 1953. Here are some events and memorabilia to celebrate Her Majesty’s coronation anniversary: June 2nd: BBC Coronation season (source: bbc.co.uk) …


Coin Collecting: My Oldest Coin Collection

Everyone has hobbies and one of mine is coin collecting. Yesterday, I finally bought a NUMIS album ($14.95 incl. 5 sheets; extra 5 sheets for $5.95) from the Royal Canadian Mint boutique for my coin collection, which I’d previously stored in a change purse. Until 2011, all the coins in my collection were either found …


Fare thee well, penny!

 Today is the start of the penny phase out in Canada. Those small copper coins will no longer end up in our change. We won’t even receive American pennies that usually get mixed up with our own because American tourists won’t be able to use them in Canada. (Thank goodness!) That’s that. The end. In …


The Benefits of having a Tangerine Account

As Christmas and other holidays are fast approaching, I would like to give you another little gift: a $50 bonus when you open a new Tangerine bank account! I’ve been saving with Tangerine since June 2012. Since then, I’ve lived financially stress-free. Why? NO bank fees to worry about I get to earn interest every …