Tag: Kathy

A Bear-ly Cold Canadian Winter Family / Lifestyle / Travel / Wild Life

February 27th is Polar Bear Awareness Day “There’s no such thing as too cold. There’s only not dressing warmly enough.” As skiers, with this cold Canadian winter upon us, this is one of our mantras. We don’t let sub zero temperatures and icy winds stop us from getting out on the ski slopes as often as we can. If you’re planning on skiing in super...

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What OHIP+ Does Is a Huge Break for Ontarians Family / Health

Disclosure: The post was developed in association with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The opinions of the author are their own. When my 22-year-old son Alex was zipping down the slopes on his snowboard at the ski area where he also works, the last thing on his mind was whether or not he’d need prescription drug coverage. He was healthy and required...

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Car Seat Safety 101: Is Your Child The Safest They Can Be? Family / Life / Safety

As the weather gets colder, the snow starts to fly and the roads get even trickier to navigate, most Canadians immediately think about getting their snow tires on. But safety measures you take inside the car are just as important as they are on the outside, especially when you have kids on board. And while all car seats need to pass various tests from Transport...

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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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