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.

Are You Paying More Because of Big Data?

If you’ve ever had that creepy feeling you’re being followed, you’re right. In fact, you’ve been tracked for so long you may not even...

Overdone: Is Your Nest Egg Too Big?

Consider it a nice problem to have. After decades of saving and being careful and watching your pennies, you’ve accumulated a nice big fat...

Is Starbucks Really Putting You in the Poorhouse?

Whether you are a Tim Hortons fan or a Starbucks aficionada, Suze Orman, finance expert and best-selling author of Women and Money, has harsh words:...

Ms. Bezos Gives Big. Should You?

“A disproportionate amount of money to share,” is how Mackenzie Bezos describes her financial situation of some $37 billion in a letter to The...

Hang in There, Baby — Investing in Tough Times

Once upon a time, a trade war destroyed the market. Or it was the biggest buying opportunity since 2008? Apple can’t innovate. Or is it poised to...

Job Gone: Words of Wisdom from the film Wine Country

Photo Credit: Netflix When you lose someone you love, grief comes at you like a tsunami. Intellectually, you know losing a job is not the...

Keeping it Real: Beware of Investing Narratives

Who doesn’t love a great story? Big companies pay big bucks to employ ‘corporate storytellers’ – marketing gurus who create compelling stories to make...

Mothers of Invention – Women Who Manage a Family and a...

Entrepreneurs are a special breed who are not only able to clearly envision an outcome, they actively do the daily work necessary to achieve...

The Wealth Effect: Why We Overpay

You’re redecorating the dining room and you’ve found the perfect rug. It’s $1,500 at a high-end store downtown. Yet when you pop into HomeSense...