Help Us, Help Students – More Money for Beer and Textbooks


“Failure to Launch?  Not if you read this book.  It’s full of good suggestions for young adults trying to make it through college and university without getting crushed by debt.”  -Rob Carrick, personal finance columnist for the Globe and Mail, and author of How Not To Move Back In With Your Parents. If you’re a high school student or someone currently in post-secondary education, congratulations for having way more common sense than your peers and checking out a great personal finance blog like this one.  I’m sure you’ll take a look at what I’m about to present to you today,…

Could You Live a Zero-Waste Lifestyle?


Recently, a blog written by Bea Johnson, called Zero Waste Home, came to my attention. I was fascinated with the lifestyle of a family of four whose trash amounts to about a quart-jar's worth a week. And I thought my family of three was doing well with our small garbage bag of trash a week, and a slightly larger amount of recycling. Clearly, we have a long way to go. Many of us are doing what we can to live more sustainable lives when it comes to our finances and to the environment. We want to be conscious of the…