Tag: finances


Tis the season to spend wisely: 5 easy ways to stay on budget 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...

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Credit Scores: Myth Busting 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...

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Back To School 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.


My daughter Victoria celebrates her engagement. Money

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.


Are Media Headlines Affecting House Buying? Just Ask a Millennial Money

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...

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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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