Saving MORE MONEY

Saving money is the key to that thing you want to do, whether it's buying a house or taking a year off work to travel. Here's how to save more money, no matter what your current income is.

If you want to save more money, you’re in the right place.

After spending almost four years writing about money—mostly with the goal of figuring out how I was going to save enough to do the things I wanted to do, like save a five-figure down payment for a house or save up for a wedding—I’ve read pretty much everything out there about savings tips, and tried just about every tool pitched to help you save more of your hard-earned cash. Here are the best tools and tips out there to help you save more and hit your goals ASAP.

 

Best tools to save more money

Online savings accounts that pay 1.70% interest with an easy-to-use interface, unlimited Interac e-transfers, and custom goal setting.

A prepaid Visa card with built-in features to help you save more automatically. Earn an extra 1% cashback for 90 days with code HALFBANKED.

8 Actually-Easy Ways to Save More Money

8 Actually-Easy Ways to Save More Money

I spoke at an event last week, and the moderator asked a great question: “What are some easy ways to save more money?” I say great question, but I completely blew it in person, and was like “Uuuhhhhhh track your spending?” Which is a great way to save more money, but...

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STACK Review: Should You Use It?

STACK Review: Should You Use It?

A lot of people have been asking about STACK, and how it—har dee har har—stacks up against other prepaid cards in Canada, so I originally tried it out for a month to deliver a full STACK review. For my original review in the summer of 2019, I made sure to try it out...

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How to Calculate Your Net Worth: A Complete Guide

How to Calculate Your Net Worth: A Complete Guide

It’s time for a how-to tutorial, pals: how to calculate your net worth. Calculating and tracking your net worth over time isn’t just for people with Scrooge-McDuck money—it’s one of the best ways to get a quick look at your overall financial situation and to track...

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How We Manage Money Now That We’re Married

How We Manage Money Now That We’re Married

One of the most frequent questions I’ve heard since we got married is “How do you manage your money now that you’re married?” Truly, it’s been the second-most-asked question after “How much did you spend on the wedding?” because on both counts, there aren’t many...

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The Best Personal Finance Books to Read in 2019

The Best Personal Finance Books to Read in 2019

This is not your dad’s list of the best personal finance books to read in 2019. No offence to your dad either, but it often feels like the exact same books have been recommended on “best of personal finance” lists for the past thirty years. The classics are the...

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What You Should Read While I’m Away

What You Should Read While I’m Away

As a lot of you know, I'm taking a few weeks off to celebrate my wedding this summer (here's a post about how we budgeted for the wedding, and the best wedding budget tips I've found this year!). That starts today, and I'll be back on August 20th with a new post! But...

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