Are We Doing Enough To Educate Students About Finances?

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Hey everybody! Today I’m stoked to have a guest post for you by Matt from methodtoyourmoney.ca. Matt is a personal finance blogger a teacher and a fellow Canadian who is passionate about teaching the next generation how to handle their money. Enjoy!

We are living during a financial catastrophe. It’s not being televised minute by minute like the crash of 2008, but it’s a disaster nonetheless.

Don’t believe me? Check out this snapshot of how people are handling their money:

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9 Simple Ways To Destroy Debt In 2018

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January is legit’ my favorite month of the year.

For me it’s a time full of potential and reflection. I really enjoy making new goals and taking stock of what I did and didn’t accomplish the previous year. 

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13 Ways To Make Extra Money In 2018

 

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Who doesn’t want to finish next year with more money in their pockets? Fortunately, there are thousands of simple ways for you to make extra money in 2018. Below I’ve put together my top list of 13 ways that you can make an extra $2000 in 2018. None of these things opportunities requires a massive life change. In fact, most can be done from home.

Are you ready to make 2018 your best financial year yet?

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What Nobody Is Telling You About Debt

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The topic of personal debt certainly takes a butt-kicking on personal finance blogs. It seems that most of the mainstream PF bloggers follow the Dave Ramsay line of thinking on debt – that it’s awful and should be avoided at all costs.

Though I can not stand listening to the Dave Ramsay show, I think his financial principles are sound. I prefer to have no debt whatsoever.

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9 Money Saving Tips For Christmas 2017

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Everybody loves Christmas right? The music, the tree, the traditions etc. For many people, it’s their favorite time of year. The problem is that sometimes that holiday enthusiasm can find it’s way onto our credit cards.

Let’s face it, Christmas can get really expensive. I don’t know about you but I’ve had years where we were paying down Christmas credit card debt well into February.

Hands up if you like paying down Christmas debt the following year?

*Crickets*

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11 Lessons I’ve Learned From A Year Of Blogging

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I passed a major milestone in November – NinjaBudgeter has officially been live for a year! WOOOOOOO

This is a great opportunity to reflect on how my first year has gone and the lessons that I’ve learned.

Honestly, this has been a difficult year for our family. Right now, we’re in the thick of parenthood, with 3 kids under 7. Just finding time to write between picking peas out of a toddler’s meal and stepping Lego bricks is pretty tough.

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How I Made $10,000 Selling Appliances On Craigslist

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If you have a heartbeat and a vehicle, you can make money on Craigslist. Whether you’re into flipping cars, furniture, or my personal favorite, flipping appliances, there’s big money to be made. 

I enjoy the challenge of buying and selling items online. If you’re a good negotiator, there’s lots of opportunity for you to make money on Craigslist.

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I Spent $11,000 On A Pilot License While I Was Still In Debt (And I’d Do It Again)

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I can hear the anti-debt crusaders charging in my direction already.

How dare you!

Everybody knows that spending money on anything other than the bare essentials of utter foolishness until you’re completely out of debt right? Extreme frugality is the only way to financial independence right?

Easy guys – I’m still with you. Just hear me out.

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$100 Blogging Challenge – November 13th Update

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This is the second post in my $100 challenge series, if you haven’t read the first post yet, it can be found here.

This is going to be WAY harder than I thought it would be.

Here are a few things I’ve learned.

10 hours per week is a metric crap-ton of time to put into a business. There’s a lot going on right now including:

  • 3 kids
  • A marriage
  • Cars that need repairing
  • Netflix shows that I’m halfway through (honestly, sometimes it’s tough to choose writing over Blacklist)
  • A kitchen renovation that still needs finishing touches
  • Halloween
  • Christmas
  • Oh, and a full-time job

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How To Buy A New Car (Without Getting Screwed)

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Most of you reading this have probably at least considered buying a new car. There’s nothing quite like it. That new car smell, the flawless exterior, the warranty that leaves you feeling protected.

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that I’m not a fan of new cars. I have been down that road twice and both times my decision was made too quickly. I ended up regretting the decision and resenting the vehicle. It wasn’t the right choice for me.

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