The First Home Savings Account (FHSA) and the Home Buyers Plan in your RRSP are great for stashing tax-sheltered savings for your homeownership goals, but that doesn’t mean they're the only two accounts you should use.
The first item of "dry clean only" clothing I bought was a heavily discounted men's cashmere sweater I'm sure was mispriced. So obviously, I bought it. After a few wears, I took it to my local dry cleaner, who told me it would be about $15 to get the garment cleaned.
Even the most intrepid traveller has been had by a scammer. Maybe the local taxi driver took you along the “scenic route,” only to charge you double the fare, or a scalper sold you “express entry” wristbands for a free museum.
You might not be cruising on a college campus anymore, but just because you’re no longer a student doesn’t mean you can make use of those sweet alumni perks. If you’re still paying off your education, take advantage of various discounts that come with your degree.
Would you film yourself shaving your legs for the chance to win $250? I sure would—that’s like four and a half minutes of work I’d be doing anyways, might as well (maybe) get paid for it. How about a tropical getaway for free if all it takes is a couple hours of work?
I am a fanatic about dryer lint. I empty the filter after every cycle and use a tiny vacuum extension to suck out any excess that may have escaped the confines of the trap. So you can imagine my absolute horror when I learned that washing machines have one too—and it needs to be cleaned once a month!?
Spotting a mouse in your house is never good news because if you see one, chances are there’s a bunch more hiding. Not only can rodents spread disease, but they also get into the guts of your house, chewing through electrical wiring, creating a fire hazard.
When I had my first roommate the length of his showers used to drive me crazy, and even though I wasn’t paying the utility bill (thanks, landlord) my anxiety would escalate with every passing minute I heard the water running—so I introduced him to “Navy Showers.”
If you plan on visiting the Falls this summer, you’ve probably already padded your budget a bit. The “Honeymoon Capital of the World” is notorious for its overpriced everything, but here’s a hack that could save you paying extra for parking at different attractions in the area.
Airbnb just announced it would return to offering a “rooms” service for those looking for more affordable vacation accommodation. But at an average price of $91 a night for a room in someone’s house, we thought we’d see if there are even cheaper options.