Sarita Harbour

Content Strategist, Copywriter, Ghostwriter, Writer

Personal finance and business writer for American and Canadian audiences.

I write about money, credit, mortgages, retirement, budgeting, small business, and entrepreneurship for American and Canadian audiences. I'm a former financial advisor currently living in Canada's far north with my family, including our yellow lab who wasn't supposed to shed.
Content Types
Blog Post, Article, Case Study, Ebook, Interview, Social Copy, Website Copy
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University of Guelph, B.A., Honours
Yellowknife, NT Canada|English

Personal Finance

8 Easy-to-Use Budget Templates -- The Motley Fool
December 7th, 2016
Blog Post
9 Easy-to-Use Budget Templates

Whether you're single, part of a couple, or even head of a large family, creating a budget is a great way to track expenses and income to keep you on track toward your financial goals. Although a simple home budget worksheet can be scribbled out with plain pencil, paper, and a calculator, today's technology means you have access to many easy-to-use budget templates online.

December 7th, 2016

Published Content

Blog Post
How Is Interest Calculated on a HELOC?
June 21st, 2016
Blog Post
How to Calculate Your Net Worth
March 31st, 2017
Blog Post
7 Tax Breaks Every First-Time Homebuyer Must Know
April 3rd, 2017
10 Best Things to Say When You Call a Credit Card Reconsideration Line
August 17th, 2016
10 Effects of Inflation — and How to Protect Your Money Now
July 10th, 2017
Every Personal Loan Option for Your Credit Score
November 21st, 2017
The Best Ways to Pay Off Every Kind of Debt
May 9th, 2017
10 Things to Know About Tax-Loss Harvesting
December 26th, 2017
Blog Post
Why now is the time to start retirement planning

When you haven't already started, retirement planning can seem all but impossible. If you don't think you can do it, this article is for you. It's easy to tell yourself that retirement planning can wait until you're in a better place financially. But waiting could mean missing the chance to get the most out of your retirement savings. Here are three reasons you might be putting off saving for retirement and why you should start now.

March 20th, 2019
15 Ways to Pay Off Student Loans
June 11th, 2017
Why Banks Run a Credit Check When You Open a Checking Account
August 30th, 2016
Reverse Mortgage Pros and Cons to Know Before Applying
April 1st, 2017
11 Ways to Withdraw Money From Your 401k Without Penalty
July 10th, 2017
5 Warren Buffett Investment Tips for When Rates Go Negative
May 18th, 2016
7 Sneaky Ways to Save on Your Home Remodeling Project

Instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars, finding ways to save money as you update your home means you’ll keep more cash in your pocket. Aside from looking for sales on your renovation supplies, here are seven sneaky ways to cut costs as you tackle remodeling projects in all the major rooms in your home.

January 29th, 2018
18 Responses to "Seven Habits That Science Says Increase Longevity"

If you’re wondering what you can do to extend your life, but don’t like the idea of drastically changing your lifestyle and diet, you’re in luck. You can ease yourself into many of the lifestyle, diet and exercise habits of the world’s longest-living people—that is, if you aren’t already making these easy-to-live-with choices. Take a look at these seven habits of people who enjoy long lives, and learn how to incorporate them into your daily life to boost the chances of increasing your longevity.

June 27th, 2018
One Response to "Surprise Retiree? 5 Ways to Survive and Thrive"
April 2nd, 2018
Eco-Friendly Benefits: How Green is Your Benefits Package?
April 19th, 2018
The Key Factor Contributing to Employee Burnout & What You Can Do About It
September 27th, 2017
7 Productivity Drains That Impact Your Business
August 7th, 2017
5 Ways HR Teams are Changing (for the Better)
August 9th, 2017
Sabbatical With a Cause: Conditional Sabbaticals Benefit Everyone
March 27th, 2018
Workplace Wellness Programs Linked to Increased Productivity: Here's Why
January 3rd, 2018
Surviving Employee Turnover: Lessons From Sports and Military Leaders
March 13th, 2018
3 HR Metrics That Matter
June 7th, 2017
Is this the Season to Review Your Hiring Process?
December 7th, 2017
Competitive or Collaborative? How Your Corporate Culture Hinders or Helps Business Success
October 16th, 2017
Is Your HR Team Playing a Strategic Partner or Supporting Role?
July 21st, 2017
Is Your Performance Management Culture Outdated?
February 15th, 2017
Thinking of a Long-term U.S. Rental This Winter? (Part 2): Money Matters
September 27th, 2017
Creating a Man Space the Whole Family Will Love
April 21st, 2017
When a Bank Says "No Fees" Is it Really No Fees?
April 7th, 2017
Fraud Prevention: Practice Safe Online Security With These 5 Tips
March 1st, 2017
From Here to There: Six Ways for Canadians to Pay U.S. Bills When in Canada
July 11th, 2018
There's an App for That: 6 Apps to Simplify Life When You're Over 50
April 20th, 2017
How to Create a Home Gym on a Budget
April 19th, 2017
7 Secrets for a Successful Multi-generational Vacation
June 16th, 2017
Thinking of a Long-term U.S. Rental This Winter? Consider These Tips
September 26th, 2017
Better Late Than Never: Five Great Reasons to Head Back to School In Retirement
August 24th, 2017
Fraud Prevention Month: Four Ways to Protect Yourself From Phishing Trips and Digital Scams
March 1st, 2017
The Voice: Four Ways Voice Command Technology Can Simplify Your Life Right Now
September 29th, 2017
If You Owe Uncle Sam Money, You Might Have to Think Twice About Getting a Business Loan
January 13th, 2016
Online Exposure to Paying Customers—With The Yellow Pages
February 2nd, 2016
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