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Guest Blog: A Low Cost Christmas

Dec 10, 2012
Celebrating Christmas without breaking the bank account – is it actually possible? Our Quebecois friends at Pierre Roy & Associates, advisors in financial restructuring and bankruptcy trustees, have shared a few tips with us to limit the consequences of...Read more

How to Resist the Impulse Buy

Dec 3, 2012
Oh, the impulse to buy — so hard to resist.  And apparently the majority of us don’t.  According to a recent Bank of Montreal survey, 59 per cent of people admitted to impulse shopping, done mostly to cheer themselves up.   If you frequently make...Read more

Grown-Up Kids Meet Money

Nov 26, 2012
Shipping kids off on their own:  the day many parents love and loathe, both counting the days to and reminiscing about how fast it all went.  Since money management is a huge part of flying solo we’ve shared a few thoughts to consider when you pass along...Read more

Financial Survival Tips for the Holiday Season

Nov 19, 2012
With the constant talk about personal debt levels and the economy, a looming holiday season may be the last thing a lot of Canadians want to think about.  Like it or not, that time of year will be upon us before you know it!  If the thought of the upcoming...Read more

Teens and Their Dollars

Sep 17, 2012
If you’ve got a teen (or pre-teen) under your roof, you’ve likely noticed that besides a scarcity of food, what was once a sufficient allowance or financial life lesson for Junior (i.e. “do your chores, don’t spend it all at the candy shop”)...Read more

Starting Kids’ Allowances

Sep 10, 2012
When it comes to children, one of the myriad goals in raising them is to teach them enough about money that they are able to become financially independent once they reach adulthood. Many adults relate that their own problems with finances and budgeting stem...Read more

5 Ways to Beat Financial Stress

Aug 27, 2012
Financial stress — it can be a vicious cycle, really.  From life events (divorce, illness or job loss) to life lessons (overspending, poor budgeting), debts and other financial responsibilities can really pile up.  Once the stress starts many people wind...Read more

Consumer Proposals – Your Questions Answered

Jul 23, 2012
If you’re new to the realm of debt resolution options, or you feel the need to replenish your financial memory banks, there may just be some fogginess as to what exactly a Consumer Proposal is.  Read ahead for some assistance in clearing the air around...Read more
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