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.

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...

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...