Credit Cards

Weekly Roundup: My Credit Card Was Stolen

May 15, 2015

Happy Friday Dinks.  It’s definitely a happy Friday for me because I’m off work.  Monday is a holiday up here in Canada and I decided to take a nice little extra long weekend and tack on the Friday.  Isn’t that nice?!  For the first time in a long time I am staying put for my […]

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Weekly roundup: Putting out good money karma

May 8, 2015

Happy Friday Dinks.  I know I usually make polite conversation and share my favorite links from around the web with you on Fridays, but today we’re going to do something different.  I’m going to roundup the best and worst things that happened to me over the last week. As a financial planner I’m around all […]

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3 things your credit card is not – and 1 it is

January 26, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  How do you feel about your credit card?  I love my credit card…now.  Now that I’ve paid off over $50k in debt my credit card is no longer a crutch and I love it.  Yes, it’s true I used to abuse my credit card and let it abuse me.  Thankfully I’ve grown […]

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Christmas Without Credit?

December 25, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Let’s get real for a minute.  I’m going to ask a question and I’d like you to answer honestly – how do you feel about your credit cards this time of the year? Be honest. As you know I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with credit.  I love using my credit cards […]

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What are your monthly credit card purchases?

June 30, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  You have read me preach time and time again about not overspending on your credit cards.  I know firsthand how damaging to your life financial problems can be.  Not so long ago when I was in my early 20s I was living off my credit cards.  I would use my entire paycheck […]

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Loyalty cards and rewards are moving to your Smartphone

June 19, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  I have some big news to share with your today…I finally got an iPhone.  Yes that’s right it’s 2014 and I just got my first iPhone.  As you may remember I am Canadian, a country ruled by Blackberry.  Most of my family and friends have a Blackberry so any other type of […]

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Stop lying to yourself about your credit cards 

June 18, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  As you may remember I am a reformed spend-a-holic. Actually I should say that I’m a reformed credit card user.  I used to whip out my credit card without even thinking about what I was doing.  With just a little swipe of a card I was completely ruining my life, but I […]

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You bought what on your credit card?!

May 19, 2014

Good morning Dinks. Yesterday morning I was listening to the radio while I was taking my shower, this is rare for me because I actually hate listening to the radio.  I prefer to listen to CDs or my iPod because I know it’s music I like and its commercial free.  That’s probably an over share […]

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Are you taking full advantage of your credit card?

April 17, 2014

Credit cards can be the frenemy of consumers.  They can be your best friend if you use them wisely but they can also be your worst enemy if you aren’t financially responsible.  Using your credit card for smart purchases every month and paying it off in full saves money on interest payments.  It also helps […]

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