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Spend Smarter, Save Bigger 2nd Edition: Finding BIG Savings in your Home, Mortgage, Vehicles, Insurance and Investments
In addition to her books, Margot Bai is a Contributing Editor for Canadian MoneySaver Magazine with multiple articles published over past few years. See below for article summaries and click on the link to read the full article free! Feedback is always welcome and appreciated. Thank you!
- The Best Gift a Parent Can Give. Canadian MoneySaver, March 2007. While parents can and should help their children financially, teaching them financial savvy and the value of the dollar is even more important. Includes a true story about a mother who gave her daughter a pampered upbringing but failed to impart financial responsibility.
- How We Went from Indebted Students to Landlords in 6 Years. Canadian MoneySaver, November/December 2007. Describes the author's personal journey with her husband from newlyweds with student debt to homeowners and landlords. Discusses the financial strategies we followed including living frugally, using the Home Buyers Plan, negotiating our mortgage, setting up our investments, and financing our first rental property. Highlights the decisions and philosophies that ultimately led to our success.
- Market Correction, Lifestyle Correction. Canadian MoneySaver, May 2009. Reflects on the current economic hard times and how the stock market correction impacted investors both young and old. Suggests ways to find BIG savings on life’s biggest expenses, particularly on home expenses, mortgage terms, commuting and vehicle costs and investment fees.
- Newlyweds - Creating a Strong Financial Foundation. Canadian MoneySaver, July 2009. Discusses the challenges facing newlywed couples as they join together their financial lives. Provides suggestions for saving money on homes, vehicles and investments while planning for the future.
- The World is Changing. Canadian MoneySaver, February 2011. Describes trends in the economy from the 1950s to the present day including the rise of amazing and affordable technology. Considers both the up-front and hidden costs of our higher standard of living including rising debt levels and negative environmental impact.
- Prospering in the New Economic Reality. Canadian MoneySaver, March 2011. Provides strategies for saving money and building a strong financial foundation considering the changing and challenging economic times. Specific strategies are broken down for 3 different life stages: Young adults, Families and Older Adults.
- Disability and Critical Illness Insurance - What Do You Really Need?
- Interview with "Canadian Capitalist" Personal Finance Blog
- Errata/Corrigenda to the 1st Edition