What’s your definition of debt?
Apparently, some Canadians with $50,000 or more in yearly income don't consider their mortgage or car payments as debt. Say what?!Read More
It was in late July 1995. My parents were on the first day of a six-week holiday in Northern Saskatchewan—the longest vacation they’d ever taken by far—when I got the call from an ER physician working at the local hospital.Read More
Gratitude is powerful. It costs nothing, yet improves our general outlook almost instantly. Its practice can become a habit if we focus on it every day as a way to increase our general happiness.
So, I'll take the opportunity to give thanks for the 10 things I'm most grateful for and I invite you to do the same.Read More
...you have to spend more than you intended to, or more often, in order to save.
My husband and I buy the "Show & Save" coupon book every year.
The benefits of this book far outweigh its $20 cost...Read More
It's now nearing -20 degrees Celsius in my part of the world. That's just below 0 degrees Fahrenheit for my U.S. readers. Given this precipitous drop in temperature, I thought I'd focus this post on North America's dependence on climate control.
Let's face it. We're downright wusses when it comes to being "cold" in the winter and "hot" in the summer. What would be perfectly acceptable in other parts of the world turns us into a whiny bunch of babies.Read More
When I left my corporate job about a year and a half ago, I started reading books, gorging on books in fact. I've now read over 100 books covering a variety of areas of interest. Interestingly enough, I found that there was more to reading than, well, reading.Read More
We're all familiar with what sexual infidelity means to intimate relationships: shattered dreams, deep & lasting hurt, lies & deceit and, ultimately, broken relationships. All because of actions fuelled by emotion: desire, jealousy, lust, temptation, greed, envy, fear.
Interestingly, these emotions are also associated with a different kind of infidelity that can be just as, or even more, devastating over the long term: financial infidelity.
Best before dates drive my buying behaviour, but not in the way you might think. I plan my shopping based on what will go on sale because stores need to move products that are no longer "acceptable" to sell at regular price because they're near or have reached their "best before" date.Read More
This book was a fun read. It offers practical insights into how to increase your happiness ROI. Hint: it's not about the size of the house, the car or the pool. It's not even about getting what you want. Food for thought.