Win a genuine wool throw from Sofas by Saxon worth £130

Reading Time: 2 mins Spice up your living room with this luxury throw from Sofas by Saxon. The Prize Here at Money Magpie, we’ve teamed up with Sofas by Saxon to provide you with the chance of winning a genuine wool throw, worth £130. Sofas by Saxon is a British-based brand, which offers hand-crafted furniture…

What’s the best way to help a relative, financially?

Q. My nephew is 30 years old and works full-time in a close-to-minimum-wage job. He carries a mortgage on his condo and is able to save about $40 per paycheque. Periodically, he contributes to his TFSA but still struggles financially. I fear that he will not have saved sufficiently to fund a comfortable retirement. He…

Win GiftPup’s Cheese Lover Hamper

Reading Time: 2 mins Get cheesy this winter with this smooth hamper. The Prize This scrumptiously savoury cheese lover hamper is packed with delectable dairy and a variety of hand selected accompaniments for the perfect night in. These Ford Farm cheeses have been picked to suit a variety of tastes, and to match perfectly with…

10 years of investing, in five charts

It’s hard to believe that not only has the year come to an end, but the decade, too. In 2010, I was working at MoneySense, running its website; now I’m writing a column for MoneySense, so some things never change. The last decade has certainly been one for the investing record books, with many people…

50 ways to save money by being green

Reading Time: 11 mins So you want to be green but feel you can’t afford it? Well that’s where you are wrong, you can actually SAVE money by being green! It’s easy and, sometimes, fun too. There are lots more green gadgets around now to make being green even easier too. Here are some easy…

Win a Trussardi Donna Gift Set Worth £89.99

Reading Time: 2 mins Get the perfect perfume this holiday season, with Trussardi. The Prize Worth £89.99, this Trussardi Donna gift set from Psyche includes a branded Trussardi wash bag, containing a 100ml eau de parfum and 100ml body lotion. The products have a beautiful floral scent, with top notes of yuzu, lemon, orange blossom,…

Four ways to save money on the overall cost of higher education

Reading Time: 4 mins Getting a formal, university education is pretty much required in almost every industry if you want to go far in your chosen career these days. And, while there are some jobs out there that don’t require you to have earned a degree, you will usually find that, in order to land…

Win a Gourmet Gin Hamper worth £47.99

Reading Time: 2 mins The perfect way to start the new year in luxury with this gourmet gin hamper. The Prize This deluxe hamper is packed to the brim with a mix of tasty gin related treats for the gin fan in your life. This hamper includes a 20cl bottle of our hand selected Elderflower…

Can you use a line of credit as a “forced” savings plan?

Q. I want to save for retirement, but “other important things” always seem to come up. After paying all the household bills including the mortgage, whatever I have left gets transferred into my “Retirement Fund.” The amount ranges anywhere from $200 or $1,500 every two weeks. Now, here’s what I’m thinking: What if I made…

Win a ZeroWater water filter

Reading Time: 2 mins Keep your water safe and drinkable with this great water filter prize The Prize Using next generation filter technology win your very own ZeroWater Filtration Jug! From the only brand that removes 99.6% of all tap water impurities – the equivalent of purified bottled water in your own home! Offering first rate affordability,…

Good news: Your RRSP is probably in better shape than you think

My colleague David Aston has just published his first book—and it’s one I believe any MoneySense fan who’s interested in retirement will want to read. Titled The Sleep-Easy Retirement Guide, it promises to answer “the 12 biggest financial questions that keep you up at night.” First, a confession: When I was the editor of MoneySense…

Things you NEED to get done before the end of January

Reading Time: 4 mins Crack down on debt, get your fitness back on track, sell unwanted Xmas presents — if you feel like your new year to-do list is an uphill struggle, you’re not alone. Cupboards full of junk and expanding waistlines are common complaints leading to the January blues. But it doesn’t need to…