Personal Finance

Save it, Sister!

I never trusted commercials that claimed that a snack “tastes good and is good for you”. That just didn’t match my own experience. I...

A Safety Drill for Your Investments

During the past nine years, investors have watched their portfolios grow steadily thanks to the bull market, which, according to MacKenzie Investments, has seen...

Need a Financial Advisor? It’s as Easy as 1,2,3

In the 70s, in my “home ‘ec” class we learned rudimentary cooking skills and how to thread a sewing machine. In other words, lots...

The Care and Feeding of Your Nest Egg

Life Happens: Goals-based Investing While many healthy boomers are choosing to delay retirement, most will turn to their nest egg at some point to fund...

5 Common Investor Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Given the amount of financial information that swirls around us every day, it’s no wonder that investors get confused.  Sorting through blogs, podcasts and...

Test Your Financial Savvy

Canadian women lag men when it comes to financial literacy. According to a 2014 study from Statistics Canada, only 15% of women, compared to...

Lady Banking – Brilliant or Offensive?

It all started during Super Bowl weekend. I was minding my own business reading about the personal lives of Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen...

De-Age Your Finances: 8 Tips for a Longer Life

Losing keys. Forgetting passwords. Calling your grandchild four different names before landing on the right one. No one is immune to the normal annoyances...

Heads or Tails? Either Way, You Lose

Rosalie Gurske, 51, was a supervisor at Crosstown Civic Credit Union’s Winnipeg Square branch. She was responsible for the daily cash supply. Over six...