Another Recession is Coming


Another recession is on the way. I can say that with near certainty, but no one can predict when it will come. Most of us have painful memories of the 2008/2009 recession. Jobs were lost, homes were lost or had their value destroyed, salaries were cut if you were lucky enough to keep a job and all the markets plunged. Many had to postpone college, retirement or moving out of their parent's homes. That recession caught many, if not most, of us by surprise. It seems to be human nature to ignore the negative when things are going well. Why…

How Women Can Strengthen Their Finances after a Divorce


If you’re at the early part of your divorce proceedings, you may be experiencing a variety of emotions. From betrayal and confusion to sadness and panic, divorce is an emotional ride you probably want to immediately get off of. However, your emotions will soon begin to stabilize and allow you to focus on a brighter and more prosperous future. Update Your Information Discussions of money may have attributed to your divorce, especially if you didn’t know how to go about it. After the dust has settled, the list of things to do may seem daunting. Taking it step by step…

How To Go Green With A Minimum of Fuss


[embed]https://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/8435953365/sizes/l[/embed] Most of us want to do our bit for the planet and while it's true that the biggest issues need action by large corporations and governments, there are lots of small changes that you can make in your own day to day life. But we all lead busy lives right? Here’s a quick guide to going green without too much effort. Take time to become more aware The first place to start is with awareness. You can start becoming aware in two ways. Firstly, you can monitor your waste by looking at the contents of your garbage. Are you buying too many over-packaged goods?…

Bored This Summer? Do An Annual Savings Check Up


If your summer is anything like mine, then as much of it as possible will be spent on a patio, on a golf course, or in a park. Since Canada's winter lasts for about nine months (author's estimate, your experience may vary), we have to take advantage of all the sunshine we can get, even if it's just so we have something to fondly remember come January. There's one disadvantage to those summer days though, which tend to get pretty lazy. Sometimes no actual work gets done, either because too many people are away on vacation or because everyone's just…