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About Square Off Family / Television

Mark Hebscher and Liz West debate the issues of the day, challenging the experts and holding leaders to account. No subject is off-limits. And viewers get to have their say too!


Back to school money tips Family / Television

Parents try their best to stay on budget when shopping for back to school supplies, but costs can still get out of hand. Author and parenting expert Kathy Buckworth joins us with tips on how to save money from kids in JK through to university and college. This article first appeared in chch.com and can be found at this link: http://www.chch.com/back-school-money-tips/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=back-school-money-tips


The Many Grey Shades of Being Fifty Family / Huffington Post

“To be fair, mom, there aren’t too many people who are older than you.” The defense from my 14-year-old daughter upon discovering I was not in fact the same age as a man she had just compared me to. He was 80. I’m 50. She’s never been good at math. Or tact. I’m not good at math either or I wouldn’t have had three others...

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How To Get a Teacher a Gift Without Breaking the Bank Family / Huffington Post

While gifts for teachers are not mandatory, many parents and kids like to show their appreciation for a hard job well done. However, as families struggle with their monthly budgets, there isn’t always a lot of extra cash for teacher’s gifts, let alone gifts for kids’ favourite teaching assistants, librarians, school secretaries, bus drivers, and others who help make their school experience just a little...

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Peter MacKay Proves That Not Much Has Changed For Working Mothers Family / Huffington Post

When Peter MacKay, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and notably, father of one, made the comments that “women don’t apply to be judges because they fear the job will take them away from their children,” and that “children need their mothers more than their fathers,” (according to the Toronto Star), with one fell swoop, he handed successful working women some more...

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Make a Deposit to Bank of Dad on Father’s Day Family / Huffington Post

“Bank of Dad” is a well-known and well-used institution in many families, with kids lined up, waiting for allowances, gas money, movie ticket requests and more. This Father’s Day, how about giving dad the gift of saving money, instead of spending it? 1) Gardening: After a long hard winter and a later spring, gardens across Canada have suffered, and many plants will need digging out...

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Six Reasons Why Business Trips Are Like Summer Camp for Moms Family / Huffington Post / Travel

1) While away on a business trip, you have a set schedule of activities to accomplish during the day. At camp, these activities are listed on a sheet hung by the cabin door, and there is little flexibility. On a business trip, these activities have been entered into your smartphone, and there is a tight schedule. This is a good thing. At home, flexibility comes...

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