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Should I Hide My Husband’s Money? He Keeps Giving It Away

Q: My husband is constantly lending money to his step daughter, I have tried to talk to him about it but he won’t hear a word against her. He paid for her wedding – over £17000 – I let it go because we reasoned that her husband worked so she wouldn’t need more money. Whenever […]

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Will I Get My Ex-Husband’s Social Security Benefits After We Divorce?

Q: I was married for 21 years. Will I still get my ex-husband’s social security if I change my name back to my maiden name? A: Yes, but the amount you receive depends on his and your past employment and contributions, and your age when you start drawing benefits. If your social security benefits, based […]

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How to Write an Appeal Letter to Your Bank

Written by on September 18, 2012 in Credit Score Tips, Finances, Money Management Tips with 0 Comments

Q: My bank card was stolen, and the bank won’t reimburse the money that was stolen out of my account. How do I write an appeal letter? In My ATM Card Was Stolen – Will the Bank Reimburse My Money?, I described what happened to me and how I responded when my bank (TD Canada […]

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My ATM Card Was Stolen – Will the Bank Reimburse My Money?

Written by on September 18, 2012 in Credit Card Tips, Finances, Money Management Tips with 0 Comments

Q: If the thieves who stole my purse use my ATM (debit) card to access my TD Canada Trust checking or savings account, will the bank reimburse the stolen money? This actually happened to me: I was parked at Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver in August, and my purse was stolen from my […]

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When Your Husband Uses Money to Control You

Written by on August 23, 2012 in Finances, Love & Relationships, Money Management Tips with 1 Comment

Money is a huge factor in all relationships and marriages, especially when husbands use money to control their wives. If you’re being controlled by your husband’s money, you need to make some changes in your life. Here’s what Alison (not her real name) says: “My boyfriend of almost 10 years is always making excuses for […]

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How Do You Buy a Car? 12 Tips for Buying a Used Mini Cooper

Written by on July 30, 2012 in Finances, Money Management Tips with 0 Comments

I’ve bought 7 used cars, and know how to buy a car! These tips are geared towards buying a used Mini Cooper, but can be used for any car purchase. If you’re buying a car, it’s good to have a copy of a used car buyer’s guide. We have the Lemon-Aid Used Cars and Trucks […]

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Why Are Women Bad With Money? 7 Money Mistakes Women Make

Are all women bad with money? No, but there are far more rich men than rich women. Here are the most common money mistakes women make – plus ways to stop being so bad with money! If you’re a woman who admits to be bad with money, you’ve taken the most important first step. By […]

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Should You Borrow Money From Your Parents? When to Say No

Written by on April 28, 2012 in Family Tips, Finances, Money Management Tips with 2 Comments

If your parents want to give or loan you money, should you take it? Here’s what happened when a reader’s rich mom loaned him money. “My mother is a very wealthy woman, and she offered to support me for the rest of my life, so I could write,” says Rolf on Should You Lend Your […]

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Tips From the Dragons’ Den – How to Attract Business Investors

Need venture capital from a business investor? These tips are from Robert Herjavec’s book Driven. He’s one of the stars of CBC’s Dragons’ Den – he’s an honest, smart, motivated, encouraging businessman. “Greed combined with a lack of understanding of basic business principles has destroyed many dreams of pitchers on Dragons’ Den,” writes Herjavec in Driven: How […]

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6 Ways to Take Control of Your Finances

6 Ways to Take Control of Your Finances

Written by on September 14, 2011 in Debt & Debt Payment Tips, Finances, Money Management Tips with 2 Comments

Show your money who’s the boss with these six ways to take control of your finances! The best way to deal with the scary world of debt and bills is to learn how to take control of your money. “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” ~ Ayn Rand. […]

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