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Leanne’s Blog – Discover Tips & Advice on Your Finances

Salyzyn & Associates Limited’s Leanne Salyzyn is a frequent guest blogger for Halifax Magazine. Check back on this page to see her latest blog posts. She provides helpful tips and important information on paying off credit card debt, saving money, and spending money wisely. For more advice on financial issues, contact Salyzyn & Associates Limited for a consultation. We have locations in Bedford, Dartmouth, Kentville, and Enfield (non-resident).

Halifax Magazine Blogs

  • 07/11/2018
    Why a Budget Is Necessary

    November is Financial Literacy month in Canada. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada reports that 43% of Canadians have no financial plan. Budgeting is the key. Salyzyn & Associates Limited, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, provides the following six reasons why you need a budget.

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  • 04/01/2018
    How to Achieve Your Financial Goals in 2018

    A new year begins and with it, the chance to make significant changes in our lives. While some of us may focus resolutions on living a healthier lifestyle by balancing work life and family life or by losing weight, let us not forget the importance of establishing financial resolutions.

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  • 21/02/2017
    Phishing Scams: Avoid Being Caught in the Net

    March is Fraud Protection Month in Canada. A recent Visa Canada reported 84% of Canadians surveyed said they frequently received phishing scams and 2/3 of those surveyed said they would report them if they knew how. It’s hard to believe, but 156 million phishing emails are sent out globally every day!

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  • 09/02/2017
    Cupid on a Shoestring: Save Money this Valentine’s Day!

    J-Lo proclaimed that “love don’t cost a thing” but for the rest of us, Valentine’s Day signals spending pressure if you have a special someone in your life.

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  • 13/04/2016
    5 Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

    With tax season here, many people are eager to file their tax returns for only one reason: the possibility of a tax refund. How wonderful it would be to see unexpected money arrive. Pondering how to use the refund? There is no right or wrong way to use the money but getting your priorities straight is key. Here are a few suggestions for you to consider.

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  • 14/09/2015
    5 Tips to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

    If you are like most, no matter what your income level, you dread receiving your credit card bill. Rarely, do we hear our friends say “Yippee, my Visa is due”! Far too often we hear complaints of never getting ahead and can’t see the end of these payments. While difficult, it is possible to pay off credit cards if you know a few simple tips.

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  • 10/09/2015
    Frosh Finances 101

    Anyone who lives on the Halifax Peninsula knows this is Frosh week. It’s hard not to notice the longer grocery store line ups, busy coffee shops and general increase in student traffic. Being the parent of a third year SMU business student, I know firsthand that frosh week also signifies an upcoming dent in my chequing account as well as his. Tuition, books, student fees, supplies, software and spending money adds up quickly. My son and his friends are probably more financially literate than most due to my constant suggestions (nagging) about how to save money. So when I crashed their “pre-loading before we go downtown” get together and asked them what financial tips they would suggest parents give to their first year students, the four seasoned guys were anxious to pass what every student should know.

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  • 28/08/2015
    5 Money Tips Every Student Should Know

    You may feel rich with all that student loan money in your bank account but it’s important to remember that you have to make it last for several months not several weeks. Make a spending plan and stick to it. Pay attention to your spending habits.

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  • 01/04/2015
    Tax Tips

    Here are a few simple steps you can take to reduce the stress of tax time this year:

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  • 09/03/2015
    Enjoy March Break Without Breaking the Bank

    If you are like most parents, you’ve had the March Break dates circled on your family calendar since the start of the school year. That doesn’t necessarily mean however that you have something planned in advance. Last minute planning can often mean paying through the nose for travel deals. With so many Canadians living pay cheque to pay cheque, it’s getting more difficult to come up with necessary cash to keep the kiddies happy during the week break. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy the break while not breaking the bank.

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  • 25/02/2015
    2014 RRSP Deadline Fast Approaching

    It’s that time of year again. RRSP season. Advertisers urge us to invest and save. The deadline for contributions to be counted on your 2014 income tax return for tax deduction purposes is March 2, 2015 however retirement planning is something we should consider all year long. Better late than never!

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