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.

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...

Baby, You Can Drive My Car – High Tech on the...

Back in the day when Joan Crawford and Bette Davis were battling it out in Photoplay magazine, the idea of stepping into an automatic...

7 Ways to Make Your Vacation Spend Go Further

Splurging on a great night out or a special souvenir is part of the fun of a vacation. Spending money “under par” is a...

Home Renovation ROI – What Really Pays Off

The most common advice before selling a property is to update kitchens and bathrooms. According to Nancy Robertson, Senior Vice President of Sales at...

Is This Canada’s First Feminist Budget?

A feminist budget. A budget for women. Ladies’ day at Parliament? At least it wasn’t available in an array of fashion colours. In today’s...