Author Archives: Vanessa Santilli

5 Ways To Spend Less on Fido

It’s great to shower your dog with affection. But when that affection takes the form of expensive treats and frequent visits to the vet, it can take a toll on your wallet. Moneris Solutions Corporation, Canada’s largest credit and debit processor, announced in April that Canadian spending increased by 3.31 per cent during the first…Continue Reading

Top 8 Free Money Apps

With new personal finance apps being released every day, it can be tough to identify the time savers from the time wasters. Easily accessible, apps can go a long way towards helping you achieve your financial goals. To ensure that you’re getting the most out of your downloads, take the time to learn how to…Continue Reading

Creative Ways To Spend Less This Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, couples are all-too-willing to break the bank in order to show how much they care. According to a survey by credit card company American Express, the average person spends about $200 on Valentine’s Day. But overpriced dinners and crowded restaurants don’t have to define your experience this Feb. 14. Here are…Continue Reading

Why We Don’t Act In Our Best Interest

As human beings, we too often don’t act in our own best interest–and it’s perfectly natural, says behavioural economist Dilip Soman. Speaking at the Financial Planning Standards Council’s Vision 2020 Symposium last month, Soman outlined the key reasons as to why our behaviour often doesn’t fuel good financial outcomes. We don’t keep the end result…Continue Reading

7 Reasons Canadians Fail to Plan Ahead

Although many Canadians know the importance of planning ahead for their financial future, too few take the initiative to make it happen. Since they interact with the Canadian public every day, the Financial Planning Standards Council asked Certified Financial Planners to share some reasons as to why this is so often the case. “Confusion, procrastination…Continue Reading

7 Ways to Save Money by Leading a Healthy Lifestyle

Being healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, making health-conscious choices can actually¬†help you save money. It’s a win-win situation as both your body and your wallet will thank you. Here are a variety of ways to keep your piggy bank full and your waistline in check. Get baking Coffee shops with baked goods…Continue Reading