Lab-Grown Diamonds vs Mined Diamonds


Up until recently, many scientists were still struggling to create high-quality diamonds in a lab setting. Experts have been trying to recreate diamonds in a scientific environment for decades - mostly with limited success. Many companies found that the results of their efforts were small, and only appropriate for industrial purposes, like making cutting tools. However, now that the processes used to create man-made diamonds are more sophisticated, companies can finally simulate the extreme pressure required to create stunning engagement rings and jewelry. The question is, what makes lab-grown diamonds so much more superior to their mined counterparts? Lab-Grown Diamonds…

Common Mistakes Canadians Make When Saving for Retirement and How to Avoid Them


Disclaimer: The following post is sponsored by Sun Life Financial. The biggest mistakes most Canadians make when it comes to retirement planning is not saving anything at all. A recent study from Sun Life Financial shows that 25% of retired Canadians are in debt and 24% of working Canadians have raided their retirement savings. Canadians seem to be underestimating the amount of income they will require to spend their sunset years comfortably. Some may expect that government benefit pension programs will be adequate, believing that government money would be sufficient for their needs late in life. While the exact amount…