Easy Ways to Save on Technology

22. August 2019 Loans 0
Easy Ways to Save on Technology
From iPhones to tablets, from laptops to chargers, technology has become a ubiquitous component of our daily lives. Whether it’s your car’s GPS unit or your top-of-the-line headphones, our lives are becoming increasingly IT-dependent. However, our never-ending desire to be plugged in means we often tune out when it comes to saving on technology. Are ...

Preparing for Retirement 101

22. August 2019 Loans 0
Preparing for Retirement 101
Picture yourself on a warm, sandy beach. Waves are calmly lapping the seashore and you’re basking under the sun. Does this sound like your retirement paradise? Once nearly guaranteed, a comfortable retirement has now started slipping out of the reach of many aspiring retirees. Keep reading for a few things to consider that will help ...

How to Shop Like a Pro for a Used Car

22. August 2019 Loans 0
How to Shop Like a Pro for a Used Car
How do I know the real value of a car ? How can I tell if a car is in decent shape ? What should I look for during a test drive ? If you have ever considered buying a used vehicle, you have probably pondered all these questions and more. There are a seemingly ...

Tips for Saving on Your Power Bill

22. August 2019 Loans 0
Tips for Saving on Your Power Bill
While some of your bills may be unavoidably high, electricity is one expense you do have some control over. With its ubiquitous role in our daily lives, it is easy to take this utility for granted. You may even forget that you pay according to your usage. Sure, we all have to shower, cook dinner ...

Tips for First-time Home Buyers

22. August 2019 Loans 0
Tips for First-time Home Buyers
Are you one of the many millennials on the hunt for your first house? Don’t wait until you have found your dream home to find out about mortgages or down payments. Put your best foot forward by getting money matters settled well before you start searching for a house.    It’s never too early to ...

How to Save on Your Phone Bill

21. July 2019 Loans 0
How to Save on Your Phone Bill
Do you regularly rack up charges from exceeding your maximum monthly data allowance or number of minutes? Tired of accumulating long-distance charges to make international calls? Looking for a new phone or plan? Keep the following in mind to avoid paying for excessive charges or useless extras.   Live together, save together If you have ...

How to Choose the Right Credit Card

21. July 2019 Loans 0
How to Choose the Right Credit Card
Nothing says “welcome to adulthood” quite like getting your first credit card bill. Having a credit card gives you the chance to build a solid credit history. However, it also comes with the risk of ending up in the red. Whether you’re a first-time credit card shopper or an experienced cardholder, there are a few ...

How to Refresh Your Wardrobe on a Budget

25. June 2019 Loans 0
How to Refresh Your Wardrobe on a Budget
We’ve all had wardrobe purchases that, sooner or later, we’ve lived to regret. Designer shoes we splurged on, hoping they would be more comfortable after getting worn in. A patterned scarf you couldn’t walk away from, even though it doesn’t match anything else you own. Or maybe it was a party dress that no longer ...

10 Tips for Saving for Your Child’s Education

25. June 2019 Loans 0
10 Tips for Saving for Your Child’s Education
How to pay for your child’s education is an issue that undoubtedly crosses most parents’ minds as their children grow up. Although it may seem like a far-off event, before you know it, your kid will be graduating high school. This important milestone often involves considerable financial stress as your kid prepares to leave the ...

Investment Tips for Beginners

27. May 2019 Loans 0
Investment Tips for Beginners
Does your idea of investing consist of putting spare change in a piggy bank? If so, then you might want to consider the following tips to help you get the most out of your finances and learn about investment. Assess your financial situation and your goals Your investment goals will depend on factors like your ...

Taking Advantage of Your Home Equity

27. May 2019 Loans 0
Taking Advantage of Your Home Equity
There’s no question that owning a home is a major responsibility that comes with significant challenges and expenses. Do you have a mortgage on your home that you’re still paying off? You may be able to take advantage of your home equity to maximize your financial gain from your assets. Your equity can be used ...

Life Insurance 101

23. May 2019 Loans 0
Life Insurance 101
Like any insurance policy, life insurance and other similar types of insurance depend on many variables. These may include your age, gender and medical history. Therefore, it pays to shop around and factor in your personal situation. This will help you figure out which type of insurance you need and which policy best fits your ...

Budget-Friendly Summer Vacation Destinations

21. May 2019 Loans 0
Budget-Friendly Summer Vacation Destinations
With summer just weeks away, you’re probably already thinking about where to spend your precious free time. Not sure which corner of the globe you want to visit for your summer vacation? Regardless, you’ll want to get the most out of every hard-earned dollar. Thankfully, we’ve done the work for you of selecting a few ...

Tips for Budget-friendly Home Renovations

21. May 2019 Loans 0
Tips for Budget-friendly Home Renovations
Renovating your home does involve some up-front expenses. However, you can easily recoup your costs through the resulting added value if you decide to sell. Here are a few starting points to inspire your next home renovation project. Upgrade appliances Household appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers are at the source of up to 14% of ...

Visiting Toronto in May

28. April 2019 Loans 0
Visiting Toronto in May
As Canada’s largest city, there is undoubtedly no lack of things to do in this bustling metropolis during the month of May. A smorgasbord of Canadian culture, shopping, live performances, cuisine and more, it’s easy to empty your pockets fast in Toronto. However, try seeking out alternatives to the typical tourist attractions and sights. This ...

Visiting Victoria on a Budget

28. April 2019 Loans 0
Visiting Victoria on a Budget
If you’re a nature enthusiast, Victoria is your ideal destination. A seaside paradise, Victoria has been nicknamed “The Garden City”. There are many opportunities to take in its abundance of urban greenery and to explore everything else it has to offer! Victoria’s Scenic Marine Drive Hit the road! If you’re into road trips, this is ...

How to Avoid Minor Expenses

25. April 2019 Loans 0
How to Avoid Minor Expenses
When thinking of ways to save, downsizing your home or buying a used car instead of a new one may come to mind. These bigger-ticket items will undoubtedly help you keep your expenses in check and are likely sensible choices to make. However, there are also plenty of small, daily expenses that you can minimize ...

How to Visit Ottawa on a Budget

15. April 2019 Loans 0
How to Visit Ottawa on a Budget
As the nation’s capital, Ottawa plays host to a number of important federal institutions and officials. However, as a visitor, you can still enjoy the best of this city without spending a pretty penny. Explore the capital buildings It goes without saying, a visit to Ottawa is not complete without taking in Parliament Hill. Take ...

How to Visit Halifax on a Budget

15. April 2019 Loans 0
How to Visit Halifax on a Budget
The hub of the Maritimes, Halifax is small enough to almost forget you’re actually in a city. Nonetheless, it’s big enough to offer something for everyone seeking to discover this seaside jewel. Equal parts hip and cozy, you’re bound to find plenty to discover, no matter your interests or your budget. Head to the harbour ...

5 Ways to Earn Money Quickly

01. April 2019 Loans 0
5 Ways to Earn Money Quickly
Looking for some quick money, but not ready to volunteer to work overtime at your day job? At one point or another, there’s a good chance you might need to look for some alternative sources of income. If you find yourself in a financial tight spot, consider some of the ideas below. Depending on what ...

How to Obtain a $500 Loan in Less Than 24 Hours

19. March 2019 Loans 0
How to Obtain a $500 Loan in Less Than 24 Hours
Even if you live on a strict budget and do what you can to reduce expenses, extenuating circumstances may make it necessary for you to seek out financing to make it to your next payday without getting behind on bill payments or other immediate expenses. Do you have mounting medical bills due to a recent ...

Simple Budget-Friendly Leisure Activities

12. March 2019 Loans 0
Simple Budget-Friendly Leisure Activities
Don’t let the excuse “I’m on a budget” prevent you from having fun. With a little creativity and some planning ahead, you can still enjoy many leisure activities without busting your budget. Keep reading for some suggestions from Eastern Loans on how to have fun while staying frugal. Go in a group, split the budget ...

How Eastern Loans Can Help You Avoid Financial Stress

05. March 2019 Loans 0
How Eastern Loans Can Help You Avoid Financial Stress
We’ve all heard the saying that “it’s not about the money.” Everyone wants to enjoy their day-to-day life without having to track every cent in their bank account. However, if your wallet is weighing heavily on your mind, you’ll need to assess your financial situation and learn how to manage your money. This may involve ...

Tips for Eating Healthy On a Budget

01. March 2019 Loans 0
Tips for Eating Healthy On a Budget
Eating healthy does not mean that you have to blow your budget, spend hours scouring grocery shelves for the perfect ingredient, or invest all of your free time (which, let’s be honest, everyone seems to have increasingly less of these days) in meal prep. Keeping the following tips in mind will allow you to enjoy ...