Articles on Costs

How much does healthcare cost in Canada?

How much healthcare costs in Canada and what I have to pay out of pocket.

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Renting doesn’t mean you are throwing your money away

I am SO sick and tired of people saying: I don’t want to keep renting and keep throwing my money away, so I’m going to […]

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How much money do I need to buy a house in cash?

Sounds like a rhetorical question, but it isn’t for me. I am thinking of how much money I would need above and beyond the actual […]

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Investing Series: What is the difference between weighted, listed, and effective MERs?

This is a part of the Investing Series. ————————————————- SHORT ANSWER: There is the “list” price of an MER (what the cost is), and then based […]

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Why a car is a non-essential luxury

A car, is a luxury. Obviously, if you live in the middle of nowhere, a car would be an essential, but only if you couldn’t […]

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How much it might cost to give birth in Toronto Ontario Canada (2014)

Here are the costs of giving birth in Toronto, Canada as a Canadian citizen. If you are not a Canadian citizen, you have to contact each Canadian hospital to ask for their rates.

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You can’t afford that house if you need to find a paying tenant

Pretty self-explanatory no? I don’t know what keeps me interested in watching HGTV when people on there are so clearly clueless at times about what […]

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What it costs to buy a home versus renting one

Obviously as I don’t own a home, these are just estimations based on mortgage calculators I found online, and notes from other sites put into […]

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Bye bye, Smartphone

I’m going to cancel my smartphone because I’ve been casually monitoring my usage over the past few months, and I feel as though it isn’t […]

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How to budget for traveling

Traveling overseas always makes people groan because of the work involved to plan it, but also the cost of it. On average, we spend about […]

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