I'm buying a condo, and my salesperson wants to include a condition about the status certificate. What does that mean? There are a few additional wrinkles in a condo purchase, compared to buying a house, that you should be aware of.

Maybe you’ve been working in your current role for a couple of years and are itching to take over the reins on an important project. What can you do to make sure your name is the first that comes to mind the next time the higher ups are thinking about moving someone another rung up the corporate ladder?

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You’ve just been offered the job that you’ve dreamed about ever since you were a pimply teenager, but there’s one problem-you’re going to have to relocate. Do you take the job and call up a moving company? Or keep looking for something great locally? Here are a few things to consider before you start packing your knick-knacks and dreaming about your new city.

A part-time summer job can teach teens the value of earning a paycheque, but not necessarily how to manage their money wisely. That's a job parents should take on, and the earlier the better, experts say. Teaching teens the basics of saving, following a budget and the principles behind responsibly managing checking and credit accounts can instil healthy financial habits that will serve them well as adults.

Keeping the house clean, tidy and show-ready can seem like a never-ending task. Yet, that's exactly what you're expected to do once you list your house on the real estate market. Realtors champion the value of home staging, in which you remove clutter and personal items, and organize the furniture in a way that highlights the home's best features. Staging your home helps sell the house quickly, and for top dollar.

It’s time we formally expanded the list of parental financial obligations to include saving for a child’s postsecondary education. The cost of university or college, even for children who stay in town, is too expensive to be covered by typical part-time and summer jobs. Student loans can make up the difference, but heavy reliance on them can result in debt that delay financial independence after graduation.

Try maintaining a travel budget when hidden fees and added charges dog you from the moment you book a trip until you get back home. Researching airfare, transit, accommodation, food and entertainment costs can pay off, but it means knowing what you're paying for.

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