Archive for February, 2012
Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by Emily.
Best and Worst Return Policies – As customers, we’ve all had personal experience with some of the best and worst return policies in the retail world. I truly believe that customer service is everything! I can’t stand narrow, rigid return policies and customer service representatives that won’t budge on anything. To me, when a company [...]
Posted on 28. Feb, 2012 by Forest.
Home Inspection Red Flags – When you see a great home you want it so bad that it is easy to brush off problems that could potentially grow and become a big deal. Home Inspection Red Flags I purchased a home many years ago that turned out to have a huge defect. A beam under [...]
Posted on 27. Feb, 2012 by Emily.
How Much Should You Be Saving Each Year – Have you ever wondered how much money you should be saving from your income each year? I’ve heard people putting a certain amount of each paycheck going right into your savings account but I’ve always wondered if there was a concrete, “magic” number/percentage that everyone should [...]
Posted on 27. Feb, 2012 by Emily.
Lifetime Cost of Having a Child – Having a child involves a lifetime of various, expensive costs. In fact I was really surprised when I learned how expensive it was to raise a kid! You never think about how everything adds up over 18 years – food, transportation, clothes… Nowadays, of course, I think the [...]
Posted on 26. Feb, 2012 by Guest.
How To Invest Like Warren Buffett - The oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, is one of the most esteemed investors ever to play to the game. He went from being the person looking for the opportunity, to being the person creating the investment opportunity. There are two things that every investor would give almost anything for [...]
Posted on 23. Feb, 2012 by Forest.
Average Cost Kitchen Remodel – Undertaking a kitchen remodel is one of the home improvements that is touted time and time again as a good investment. On average you can expect it to reap about 60%-90% of it’s cost back and in sensible choices it will make more when you sell than it cost. The [...]
Posted on 23. Feb, 2012 by Emily.
How Much Do I Need to Save for Retirement? - Being aware of how much you need to save for retirement is extremely important information to have for your well being. Even if you’re a young professional, just starting your career– the earlier you begin planning and saving for your retirement the better off you will [...]
Posted on 21. Feb, 2012 by Guest.
Getting a mortgage is one of the last forms of debt that is generally accepted as ok to have. Personally I try to tell people to go mortgage free but understand that isn’t always realistic and advocate putting down as much as you can. In this post with the help of a handy emortgage calculator [...]
Posted on 21. Feb, 2012 by Forest.
Trim Living Expenses – The cost of living is something that seemingly begins to rise, even though there has been a bad economy with many not getting pay rises and such things to line up with these rises! That means many of us need to take a serious look at trimming the fat off our [...]
Posted on 19. Feb, 2012 by Forest.
Least Expensive Cities in Canada – Canada is a huge country and price varies quite a bit city to city. Some cities tend to be more expensive for some things and cheaper than others so lifestyle plays hugely into how affordable a city actually is for you. Least Expensive Cities in Canada I used to [...]