Reflection on summer days: The Saturday Weekend Review #87

SUMMER MEMORIES   Hot summer days might not be the appropriate words to use for summer 2014 in Ontario with the up and down weather we’ve been having. Since we are getting hammered with heat this week we’re still in the clear to enjoy the best days of summer holidays. I didn’t want to make this post the usual Saturday blog post because it’s the Labour Day long weekend which means school starts back up which brings financial changes for most people. I also wanted to make it personal in hopes you share memories of your summer days in the comment section. What’s open for the Labour Day Weekend? I don’t know what’s open in your local area but in the Toronto area we have some shops open. Many of you might be enjoying one of the last weekends at the campground or prepping for back to school. You might plan to attend some local attractions for the long weekend such as the Toronto Zoo, Wonderland, Toronto Science Centre, CN Tower, Toronto Eaton Centre or hit the beach but all government is closed including the LCBO so stock up today! It’s hard when summer days seem to end at the […]

Part-time work while attending University kept me debt free: The Saturday Weekend Review #85

TUITION IS PART OF THE BILL   If you want to stay ahead of the game working a part-time job while attending University will help pay for all the extras that OSAP and other student loans might not cover. Forget about the credit card too because using plastic is only digging yourself deeper into the debt hole. Not everyone has the time to work part-time while in University but sometimes you have to make the time or face the financial consequences down the road unless of course your education is fully paid for. Even scoring a weekend job is better than having no extra cash coming in and relying on loans all year. You might find that many students who move away from one community leave open employment spaces so many establishments may be hiring part-time. Part-time summer jobs or even full-time summer jobs are a great way to bank money so when you return to University or College you aren’t dipping into your OSAP funds or struggling to pay the bills more than you have to. Going off to University or College is one of the biggest expenses you will have in your younger years. The kicker here is […]

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