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We all want to look and feel our best, but a tight budget can feel like a nasty speed bump on the road to fitness. Fortunately, there are many ways to get fit without using your wallet as a punching bag! Here are a few tips to help you get started. Eating healthy on a budget This [...]
In 2016, Forward Thinking covered just about every financial topic under the sun, from bathroom renovations to filing taxes online to family squabbles over money. Our goal was to cover subjects Canadians have questions about it, so thank you for following us this year, and we hope we were able to help answer a few [...]
When you're a kid, going back to school is a part of life. But for working adults thinking of going back to school or pursuing further education, the prospect of returning to the academic world can be daunting. You may not know where to begin. I found myself in this situation last year. After working full-time [...]
For the last two years, I've been on a complete shopping ban. That means no new clothes, no shoes, no books or electronics. Nothing for two full years. I originally started the ban in an attempt to both save money and learn how to appreciate what I already had. While challenging at times, it ended [...]
Chances are you'll give and receive gift cards this holiday season. They're an easy solution when you're short on time and don't know what to buy for the people on your list. However, in order to get full value as a purchaser or a recipient, it's important to understand the three main types of gift cards [...]
In the film Blue Jasmine, Cate Blanchett plays a formerly wealthy woman who tells her working class nephews: “Tip big boys, tip big because you get good service and they count on tips." Tipping has shifted from being a bonus for a job well done to an expectation. And as the service economy keeps expanding, so [...]
Holiday gift giving seems to become more stressful every year. There are some people who fixate on getting the perfect gift to match the receiver's personality. Many people have given up on that idea — mainly because it's time consuming, requires a lot of thought and can be expensive — and have resorted to gift cards, [...]
In my early twenties, I worked with a middle-aged German lady named Jo. She became like a mother to me, sharing her wisdom and advice with the kind concern of a loving parent. Jo knew me so well she claimed she could sense when I was about to go on a clothes shopping spree. “I saw [...]