How to beat the “Christmas creep”

For many of us, "Christmas creep"—the pressure to create a memorable Christmas—can turn what’s supposed to be a relaxing and joyful time into one of stress and anxiety. This year, the problem may be getting worse.
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Give the gift of thrift

How many gifts have you bought this year? Between friends, family and co-workers, the average Canadian household will spend over $1,500 on gift-giving, but you can cut that cost by shifting to a new way of purchasing presents.
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Would one day a week in the office really be that bad?

There’s lots to love about remote work—it saves time, money and the stress of choosing what to wear every morning. But a survey found the key to an even happier work-from-home life could be getting into the office once a while, too. 
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Income-boosting side hustles could lead to burnout

It seems like everyone’s picking up a side gig these days. Whether driving for a ride-share app or going back to babysitting, people are picking up extra gigs to cope with the increasingly high price of everyday life. 
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Happiness isn’t capped at a $75k salary

You may have heard of that widely-cited study from 2010 which theorized that happiness caps at US$75,000 (US$102,500 today), with each dollar earned past that mark making little impact on the earner's well-being—well, turns out that may not be true, after all.
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Real estate investing cools off with monster mortgage payments

Homeownership is a milestone that we've been told is one of the keys to financial security and an important investment, but with the mortgage payments steadily rising for many new homeowners, that may no longer be the case.
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Can’t buy me love (cause I can’t afford it)

Being a “cheap” date used to be a bit of an insult, but now it’s a way to get money-savvy suitors to your doorstep as single people trim their romance budgets. 
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Going once, going twice, sold for cents on the dollar!

A growing crowd of thrifty shoppers are staying out of the malls this season and shopping through online auctions instead, buying returned and outdated merchandise for a fraction of the sticker price.  
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A roundup of the best Black Friday deals

Here at The Peak Money, we've been in saving mode (‘cause recession)—but if you're going to spend your hard-earned cash, there's no better time than Black Friday/Cyber Monday—especially since we've scoured the web for the best discounts and sales, so you don't have to.
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Are trading apps changing your behaviour?

Struggling to get your DIY investment portfolio in the green? It might not be about your stock picks but rather some behaviour-modifying techniques trading apps are implementing to “gamify” investing, even at the expense of your returns.
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