How to make retirement income last longer

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How to make retirement income last longer

Tags: Retirement Income, Retiring, Future Money

(NC) While most older Canadians say that their finances haven’t been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has led to them re-evaluate how they spend, save and invest their money.   A recent survey found that in 2020, those between the ages of 55 to 75 were more likely to spend their money in meaningful ways...Read More

Bathroom makeover tips

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Bathroom makeover tips

Tags: Bathroom Makeover, Spring Refresh, Home Renovations

(NC) Did you know the bathroom is the most renovated space in the home? Use these quick tips to create a relaxing retreat from everyday life:  Consider open shelves   Create the illusion of more space and add room to store and organize your items with open shelving. Floating and standing shelves are inexpensive but can be cutely decorated with baskets, plants and candles...Read More

Increase your home’s liveable space and value

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Increase your home’s liveable space and value

Tags: Liveable Space, Increased Home Value, Renovations

(NC) For much of the past year, most Canadians have spent more time than usual at home where some have discovered that their family needs more space. A basement renovation is one of the most popular home renovations. It not only provides more usable living space but also greatly increases home value. Whether the plan is to use the space as a family recreation room, media room, or home office...Read More

DIY backyard shed ideas for some “me space”

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DIY backyard shed ideas for some “me space”

Tags: Backyard Shed, DIY, Me Space

(NC) Running out of room in your house? As home becomes more and more a comfy place of refuge, many of us are looking for ways to make the most of our property. A backyard shed can be the perfect solution to carve out some space just for you.    Gaining popularity among homeowners, livable backyard sheds or casitas can be used ...Read More

Top home tasks to tackle this winter

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Top home tasks to tackle this winter

Tags: Home Tasks, Weatherstripping, Home Safety

(NC) Even though many activities have been put on hold this year, and it can be tempting to hibernate come winter, there are still plenty of things you can take care of around the house this season.   Test.   No matter where you live, your home is likely host to radon gas. Radon is a radioactive gas that can get into your home undetected. You can’t see it, smell it...Read More

Remodel your kitchen habits for less waste

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Remodel your kitchen habits for less waste

Tags: Remodel your kitchen, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

(NC) Although kitchen renovations can be very worthwhile, sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference. For example, consider some more eco-friendly habits. The kitchen has more potential for waste and inefficiency than other areas in the home, but there are easy ways to be less wasteful without a major overhaul, all while helping to take a load off the planet. Here&rsquo...Read More

Surprising ways to make money in a tough economy

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Surprising ways to make money in a tough economy

Tags: Tough Ecomony, Make Money, Government Benefits

(NC) With the pandemic causing financial uncertainty for Canadians, many of us could use a little extra support to help make ends meet. Although it can be hard to find full-time work in today’s job market, there are other ways to generate some extra cash. Here are a few unexpected ideas:   Government benefits.  Most of us are familiar with&...Read More

With baking and investing, the right mix is key

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With baking and investing, the right mix is key

Tags: Investing, Investment Portfolio

With baking and investing, the right mix is key   (NC) What does a festive delicacy like fruitcake have in common with investing? More than you might think, according to RBC Direct Investing. It’s your choice of ingredients that makes the mix especially your own – in your cake batter and in your investment portfolio. And just like one person's perfect fruitcake may be soak...Read More

Resolve to make a safe home in 2021

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Resolve to make a safe home in 2021

Tags: 2021, Make your home safe, Resolutions

(NC) It’s essential to make sure home is a safe environment to protect the people and things that matter most. With many of us spending more time at home, that’s more crucial than ever. So, take advantage of the new year to reset your safety plan. Here are three simple ways to help you do just that: Don’t pass on carbon monoxide detection. The number one cause of accidental poi...Read More

Inspiring ideas to create festive cheer at home during the pandemic

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Inspiring ideas to create festive cheer at home during the pandemic

Tags: Pandemic, Festive Cheer, Home Activities

(NC) Staying home for the holidays doesn’t need to be a sacrifice. Take the opportunity and transform your space and how you experience it. Light up all your senses this holiday season with these simple ideas.  Sight  There’s something so nostalgic and comforting about the multicoloured glow of Christmas lights on a dark winter night. Treat the inside of your home the ...Read More