Holidays / Life / Money
It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but the holidays can also make it the most expensive time of the year. Gifts, food, entertaining and special holiday outfits have many families worrying and wondering about how their budget will survive. As the mother of four children, I’ve had to navigate these financial waters many times, and have developed a financial strategy that...
CTV / Money
From CTV Kitchener’s Rosie Del Campo: Credit scores are handy ways to understand your financial standing, but what don’t we know about them?
Life / Money
Canadians generally don’t know what their credit score is. Particularly if you ask a young Canadian. Nearly 40% of Canadians aged 18-24 have never checked their credit score, and are mostly unaware as to what would make up a credit score, and what would harm or help it. TransUnion recently surveyed over 500 Canadians between 18-24, including 200 students, on their credit habits and revealed...
CTV / Money
Kathy shares key parenting tips to help older children with financial literacy.
CTV / Money
Kathy shares her tips on how to improve your credit score and avoid unpleasant surprises when it's time to make a major life purchase.
Family / Parents Canada
Read Kathy's advice on how to avoid moving day surprises when it's time for your child to go to their university/college dorm.
CHCH / Money
School is just a few short weeks away and Kathy was on CHCH two days ago with ideas on how to teach your kids financial literacy and how to get maximum value without spending maximum dollars.
Wedding expenses can add up pretty quickly. Learn how Kathy used her experience while preparing for her daughter's wedding to save money by cutting unnecessary expenses, and following smart spending tips.
It’s common to hear about houses going for hundreds of thousands over asking price, bully offers and bidding wars especially in large cities such as Toronto and Vancouver. The current housing bubble doesn’t appear to be anywhere near to bursting, and every day we are bombarded with media headlines and reports on the escalation of rising prices for homes. But are the media headlines themselves...
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...