Wordtrails #22 More tips to help you find money

Add these to your ways to find money in that tight budget of yours. Recycle! Gone are the days when depots only took pop cans.  Now you can recycle almost any type of beverage container. Save the planet and save the refund. Did you loan money to someone?  When they pay you back save the FOUND MONEY. While I am not a big fan of buying lottery tickets, some people enjoy this past time. Split your winnings and put some towards buying more tickets...

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Wordtrails #21 Ways to Find Money

As promised in my last blog, here are some easy ways to squeeze that budget. Save refunds such as income tax refunds from putting aside money for RSPS or RESPS. If you have a clause in your mortgage agreement that allows you to pay a lump sum, you can use your refund to reduce the principal on your mortgage. Most financial advisors tell you to reinvest your refund.  True, but do ants have much fun?  Invest in yourself and live a little. If you...

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Wordtrails #20 The Art of Finding Money

Are you frustrated by the limited funds at your disposal? Are you sick and tired of just paying the bills and not having any money left over to spend on FUN? In a series of blogs I will let you in on the secret of what I call Found Money. It is important to understand the three basic types of money managers before we embark on our treasure hunt. People usually fall into one of three categories: Grasshoppers (spenders) with have no real thought...

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