Janine Fracchioni

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Janine is a freelance writer with more than 15 years of experience as a corporate communicator for Canadian blue-chip companies. Janine has been a staff writer with Golden Girl Finance since its inception.

Paper Chase: Cashless

Cash is still our major currency but that doesn’t make it au courant. Plastic is where it’s at. Bitcoin is champing at the, er,...

How to Hate Your Job Less

“Choose a job you love,” Confucius allegedly said, “and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Maybe there was a...

A Sweet Retreat: How Hotels are Wooing Women

What do women want? We like fresh flowers. We like Wolford tights. We like feeling safe and undisturbed in the tranquil havens of our...

Investment Dressing: 7 Tips for Designer Shopping

So, you’re craving an iconic handbag but the price would murder you financially. Sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants. Sigh. If you...

Maximizing the Emotional Return on Your Money

Elizabeth Dunn, a Canadian author and University of British Columbia psychology professor, says, “Money can both aid and impede the pursuit of happiness.”  Dunn...

Card Sharp: Cool Credit Card Perks

Today, a bonanza of credit cards with competitive features and rewards has increased our expectations for cards that suit our personal lifestyle preferences. “Hey...

After a Setback, Here are 5 Ways to Bounce Back

Just when you think you have it all figured out— kaboom. Whether you’re facing a mid-life or mid-career crisis, emerging from a health scare, or...

Women Who Smashed the Diamond Ceiling

Think of the word “billionaire” and odds are, the image of a man pops into your head. It’s not an unfair assumption: according to...

How to Upgrade Your Travel Expenses

Paris! London! Rome! International travel—how glamorous—except for the getting-there part. Paying full fare for business or first class, with their blessed fully-reclining seats and...