Your credit history is a good read. It is a biography of your life, written by following the money trail. It includes your date of birth, your social insurance number, your employers, and your marital status. Anything in the public record, including bankruptcies, foreclosures, liens, judgments, and even financial counseling, can be reported on your…

Many children and adults live with a variety of food allergies everyday.  No doubt, it can be stressful and frustrating.  Avoiding different foods, educating others about allergies and always planning ahead are just some of the constant challenges that face people with allergies.  But, the effort is worth it. The more aware we become, the…

Hi Mary Ann, I’m going back to work next Monday after a year mat leave, and would like to know if you have any helpful tips(balancing it all)? From: A worried mom!   The Answer: Dear worried Mom, Going back to work after a year on maternity leave can be a stressful time for you and…

Regardless of income, many of us find it hard to save money – and we don’t have time to figure out how. Here are five simple, easy ways to save money: You’re number 1. Before the mortgage, groceries, or anything else, take a bit of your paycheque and keep it in a savings account. By paying…

Do you have a picky eater?  Tired of trying to force veggies on your meat-loving child?  Maybe just out of ideas?   The amount of food a child eats will vary from day to day and meal to meal. It’s normal for a child to eat very well one day, and very little the next.…

Congratulations, you have a beautiful, healthy baby, now you can get back to your life.  Except that may not be as easy as it sounds.  You might feel different and may even look different.  Sexuality and desire for sex may be areas that are directly affected by the body and brain changes that happen after…

You’ve probably heard about the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), a savings program introduced by the Canadian Government last January.  This new account allows Canadians to earn investment income tax-free!   Tax-Free Savings Accounts are available to anyone 18 and older, provided you are a Canadian resident and you have a Social Insurance Number.? The growth…

Ever wondered what it would be like to have an evening with no TV, no computer, no video games?  A bit scary isn’t it?  Family Game Night can be a special time for everyone, young and old! The truth is that “Family Time” has all but disappeared. It seems almost impossible to find (or dedicate) time to…

Reaching your financial goals can be a long and intimidating process, but we know sticking with it is well worth the rewards! People are often unsure of how to get started investing, so I’d like to provide you with some tips to get you on the right path. For the first time investor, finding a…

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you go, everyone is talking about the H1N1 flu virus.  In the last two days I have heard so many conflicting and inaccurate comments, that I just could not resist writing about it. It is a big decision…to vaccinate or not to vaccinate!  How can you safely…