Published: October 06, 2010 5:15 p.m.
Last modified: October 06, 2010 5:22 p.m.
Shopping for a home can be a fun experience, but with the numerous associated expenses it can be stressful as well. One item that homebuyers rarely consider is the cost to insure the potential new home.
“Things like having to replace some flooring or kitchen cabinets may sway a homebuyer’s decision, but the cost of insuring the home is rarely considered,” states insurance expert Wayne Ross from Aviva Canada.
5 Generic Products That Are Just As Good
by Amy Bell, Investopedia.com
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
In today's tough economy, consumers are pinching pennies by choosing generic over big name brands in their supermarket aisles. From chips and dips to pain relievers and peanut butter, there's a cheaper generic version of almost every product.
Of course, some of these no-name products are second-rate. For example, if you've ever bought generic diapers, you probably ended up dealing with a messy leak the size of Old Faithful. Generic diapers can certainly save you a bundle, and some even offer the same absorbency as the big name brands - but in my experience, they simply don't fit your baby's bottom as well. And all parents know that an ill-fitting diaper is a recipe for disaster.
Five expenses that will consume 50 per cent of your lifetime earnings
by Manisha Thakor, Forbes.com
Thursday, August 5, 2010
In these recessionary times, financial tips are flowing fast and furious about how to save money and stick to a budget. Facing a sea of information, many people are asking, “Where do I start?” For most of us, five areas of spending will consume over 50% of the money we earn during our lifetime, so that’s the best place to begin.
Should you sweat the small stuff?
by Elizabeth Rogers, 50Plus.com
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Do small savings really make a difference -- or are we missing the big picture? What you could be missing when it comes to balancing your budget.
There's nothing like a new tax, new fee or price hike to make you feel your budget is being "nickel-and-dimed to death" -- especially when your income isn't increasing as well. The shaky economy has many people "counting every penny", but does that mean we're losing sight of the dollars?
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