Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Click here to listen: http://www.cbc.ca/radioactive/episode/2011/08/22/kelley-keehn---personal-finances-1/
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Well, with a new, and might I add genius website I recently discovered, that`s all over! Better yet, it`s absolutely free. But I will warn you - it works, but it has a tattletale element (that`s the brilliant part - if only you know you ate the entire tub of Ben and Jerry`s or blew your paycheque internet shopping, what`s the point, or pain, right?). And, if you really want to up the ante, you can put your money where your mouth, uh, goals are.
Read my full article here: http://www.walletpop.ca/blog/2011/08/22/goal-setting-how-far-are-you-willing-to-go-to-be-accountable/
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Find out the ten essential household products that can make your indoor environment safer, cleaner, and best of all, most items are under $10.OK, not every item will be under ten dollars, but if you keep an eye open for sales and check out dollar stores, you should be able to get the bulk of the list on the cheap.
Read my full article here: http://www.walletpop.ca/blog/2011/08/17/10-household-items-to-never-cheap-out-on/
ANITA LI - The Globe and Mail
Cheaper clothes, discount travel rates and lower-priced movie tickets – sometimes, it pays to be a student.
Michael (not his real name) uses his university identification card to take advantage of the student rates offered by Greyhound Canada, an inter-city coach service, and tourist attractions such as the Ontario Science Centre. In April, he flashed his ID to score a discount to see the Tim Burton exhibition at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox. But Michael, 23, sheepishly emphasizes that he “rarely” uses it any more. That’s because he’s no longer a student.
Read the full article here: http://www.ctv.ca/generic/generated/static/business/article2131037.html
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Read my full article here: http://www.walletpop.ca/blog/2011/07/29/in-search-of-a-cheaper-flight-is-the-new-kid-in-town-worth-a-fe/
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
MADELEINE WHITE - The Globe and Mail
Rhonda Liss, a Toronto mother of three, didn’t meet her “soulmate” until she was 44 and twice-divorced. When she moved in with her new husband, Max Kirschner, she brought more than just furniture. Her youngest daughter, who is still a teenager, also moved into Mr. Kirschner’s house, and Ms. Liss was still financially focused on helping her older daughters through university.
“I’m not one to live off of somebody, I take pride in that,” said Ms. Liss. “But I had this financial commitment [to help my daughters through university] and once that commitment was over ... I took care of some things in the household.”
Money had been a stumbling block in previous marriages, so Ms. Liss hit the jackpot with Mr. Kirschner’s openness about finances and the future. It created a level of trust that helped her tell him that she had not made him executor of her will or her life insurance beneficiary, naming her daughters instead.
This couple is lucky. Many don’t address their complicated money situations when they remarry, financial experts and marriage therapists say.
“Everything can be talked about these days before marriage,” said Edmonton-based personal finance expert Kelley Keehn. “But god forbid you talk about money and finances. They’re worse than politics or religion.”