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Family getting a new pet? Don’t forget these essentials

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Family getting a new pet? Don’t forget these essentials

A new pet is exciting, and shopping for one should be too. But before you get wrapped up in the must-have accessories like a bed, toys and apparel, there are essential items and services pets require in order to maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle. Food. Many first-time pet parents don’t know pets require different diets […]

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Save big with a winter vacation

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Save big with a winter vacation

Family vacation peak time is during the summer, but travelling during other school breaks and in the school season itself can be just as easy as in the summer months. Plus, take advantage of off-peak discounts to make your budget goes further. Here are some tips to get started: Change your eating habits. Dining out for every meal can really add up, so look for budget-friendly alternatives. Try grab-and-go options […]

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Finishing touches that will transform your home

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Finishing touches that will transform your home

When it comes making a space feel like a home, it’s all in the details. You’ll be surprised how stylish and inviting these finishes touches make your place feel. Sleek window treatments. From dramatic floor-to-ceiling curtains to plantation shutters, you can showcase your style and personality and make any room feel “finished” with your window coverings. […]

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School year survival tips for parents and students

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School year survival tips for parents and students

Beyond a great education, school offers opportunities for learning lifelong skills like resilience, resourcefulness and independence, for both parents and students. “There’s a lot be learned on the journey through post-secondary, but the bigger lessons on independence don’t come from a textbook,” explains Laura Plant, senior director of youth and student banking at RBC. “As […]

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How to be financially ready for retirement

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How to be financially ready for retirement

Retirement may seem far away, but having a plan can help ensure your finances are secure when the time comes. Here are some important points for you to consider: Talk to your financial advisor about your financial needs in retirement and what steps you need to take now to help you achieve your savings goals, […]

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Three basic cooking skills every student needs to master

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Three basic cooking skills every student needs to master

Fending for themselves and learning to cook can be daunting for post-secondary students, but the more comfortable and confident they are in the kitchen, the easier – and more affordable – it becomes. If your kids are heading away from home this year, make sure they have these essential skills. Meal planning. Let’s face it, student […]

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