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How to bring your finances back on track after the holidays

By: NewsCanada

How to bring your finances back on track after the holidays

Tags: Finances, Holidays, Budget

(NC) Since the festivities are over, it’s time to take back control of your personal finances, especially if you spent more than you intended. Everybody knows that the holidays can quickly become expensive in terms of gifts, trips and dinners. If you have exceeded your budget and are in debt, immediately restore order in your finances before the situation becomes a source of stress. Establ...Read More

How to shovel snow without hurting yourself

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How to shovel snow without hurting yourself

Tags: Snow, Shovelling, Home, Health

(NC) Save yourself a trip to the clinic the next time you shovel the snow from your driveway by following these tips from Dr. Kevin Velicaria, M.D. family medicine: Warm up and cool down. Shovelling snow can be as much of a workout as going to the gym, so prepare your body with a brief warm-up to get your muscles ready. When you’re done, be sure to do some cool-down stretches, especial...Read More

Want to buy a house in 2020? Try these resolutions

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Want to buy a house in 2020? Try these resolutions

Tags: 2020, New House, Resolution

(NC) New year’s resolutions are easy to make, but hard to keep. But buying a home is a serious commitment that calls for an extra dose of prudence. If you’re in the market for a home, keeping the resolutions below will go a long way to support you in having a positive experience. Resolve to find the right salesperson. Before you hire anyone, make sure you evaluate candidates on...Read More

Financial well-being depends more on behaviour than on income

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Financial well-being depends more on behaviour than on income

Tags: Financial, Well being, Money Management

(NC) The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada recently released a report entitled Findings from Canada’s Financial Well-being Survey, which indicates that our financial well-being depends more on good money management than on income. This is striking because many of us believe that higher incomes guarantee better financial well-being. But this is not the case. Income is important, but behavi...Read More

3 tips to help you save and invest

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3 tips to help you save and invest

Tags: Invest, Savings, Finances

(NC) With all the demands on your finances, it can be difficult to meet your saving and investing goals. But a little discipline, focus and willpower can set you on the right path. Here are some tips to try:     1. Start Slow. Try adopting a marathoner’s mindset when building your investments. Few clock 10K the first time they hit the road. Start out w...Read More

Don’t hibernate: 5 tips to stay active in cold weather

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Don’t hibernate: 5 tips to stay active in cold weather

Tags: Stay Active, Winter, Fun, Activities

(NC) Sometimes all you feel like doing in winter is curling up with a cozy blanket on the couch. But there are many health benefits to being active, including fighting the seasonal blues and getting better sleep. Here are some tips to help you start and keep moving: Shift your schedule. Having turned back our clocks, we get much more light in the morning and little if any once we get home ...Read More

Deck the halls with better home entertaining

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Deck the halls with better home entertaining

Tags: Decorating, Home, Holiday Entertaining

(NC) This season can be many things — cheery, chilly, charming — but it is rarely simple. And when everyone is juggling so much, from family fun to last-minute shopping, stressing over being a perfect host is the last thing on anyone’s list. Keep it simple and classy with these tips for better entertaining. Charcuterie is a busy host’s best friend. Remember, a great m...Read More

Home modifications help seniors age in place

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Home modifications help seniors age in place

Tags: Seniors, Home, Baby Boomer

(NC) As baby boomers hit their golden years, many look to update their homes. Not just for style but for function. The right adaptations can keep people in their homes for years to come. When determining what changes are needed to do things safely and more easily, you need to trust the people who will make it happen, including health-care professionals who can assist, like occupational therapists...Read More

5 ways to de-stress before the holidays

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5 ways to de-stress before the holidays

Tags: Destress, Holidays, Relax

(NC) Ever feel like you need a holiday from the holidays? The last few weeks of the year can be hectic, so it’s a smart, sane move to take steps early on to prevent stress and sail through the season.   Prep your home now. Guests are more interested in your good company than your impeccable housekeeping. Do a deep clean before the holidays and then simply do a quick tidy before ...Read More

Helping hungry Canadians this season

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Helping hungry Canadians this season

Tags: Food Bank, Canadians, Community

(NC) For most, the holiday season centres around food. We gather around the table with our loved ones and share a meal to celebrate without giving it a second thought. But what would the holiday season look like without the festive ham or the delicious yule log dessert that you’ve been looking forward to all year? Unfortunately, this is a reality for many Canadians. According to Food Banks ...Read More