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Sandra Hanna

Co-founder of the Smart Cookies and RetailMeNot.ca savings expert

Sandra Hanna is the CEO of Smart Cookies, the bold movement among thousands in North America who are living debt free – without surrendering their sanity or social lives. Only a few years ago this dynamic money maven was, self admittedly “a complete financial disaster”, but today she is debt free and living a life she once thought was only imaginable; owning her dream home, running an admired business and loving every chaotic, messy, but always beautiful, moment with her husband and new baby boy.
Make The Most Of Your Holiday

Make The Most Of Your Holiday Budget

Recent data from RetailMeNot.ca predicts that Canadians will spend an average of $1,425 per household during the holidays. To help keep your budget in check, check out these six tips for holiday spending this festive season.
12/08/2015 04:32 EST
5 Tricks for Saving on Halloween

5 Tricks for Saving on Halloween Treats

With Canadians planning to spend an average of $43 on decorations this year, those costs can sure add up. But no need to be frightened! Just like a classic Superman costume, these savvy saving tips are here to the rescue!
10/27/2015 12:05 EDT
How to Recreate Your Favourite Celebrity Looks for

How to Recreate Your Favourite Celebrity Looks for Less

With film festival season in full swing and awards season gearing up, scoping out celebrity fashion and style are at an all time high! From the clothes they wear to the cars they drive, fans often want the products and looks that their favourite stars are sporting. Here are some of my favourite clever ways to recreate a look for less!
09/18/2015 12:03 EDT
5 Savvy Spending Tips for Back-to-School

5 Savvy Spending Tips for Back-to-School Season

Canadians are feeling the penny pinch. According to a whopping 43 per cent of Canadian parents view back-to-school as a financial burden on their families. To help ease the pain class is in session and with a little savvy spending from my top five tips, your dollar will be stretching further this season!
08/18/2015 08:08 EDT
5 Tips to Stretch Your Dollar This

5 Tips to Stretch Your Dollar This Summer

With the unlucky loonie continuing to drop, Canadians are pinching their pennies and watching their savings. According to a recent survey from digital offers site RetailMeNot.ca, 73 per cent of Canadians are worried about the nation's economy. However, a little savvy spending will help to satisfy needs and wants.
07/28/2015 08:11 EDT
10 Savvy Wedding Spending Tips to Keep Your Budget in

10 Savvy Wedding Spending Tips to Keep Your Budget in Check

According to a recent survey by coupon site RetailMeNot.ca revealed Canadians spend an average total of $776 on gifts for wedding related events such as showers, engagement parties and the actual ceremony. And that's just one wedding! To keep your wedding budget in check, I've pulled together my top ten savvy spending tips.
07/06/2015 12:22 EDT