Gifting that Gives Back with Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages

It is that time of year, Christmas flyers abound, every one is getting ready for Black Friday and well starting their holiday shopping. Many of us look for ways to give and give back at this time of the year. I know that I do. I try and support some local retailers, some that have […]


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Lets Talk about Gifts that Make Sense – Financial Gifts

Christmas Gifts that make sense

With this month being financial literacy month, my daughter and I have been having lots of conversations with my teen age daughter about money. With all this talk about money this month our talk turned to Christmas. We started talking about Christmas and her list as we decorated the Christmas tree yesterday, what she wanted, what she […]


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I am not Cheap, I am Money Smart

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I was very honored to be asked to give some of my very best frugal money saving tips to Financial Post readers, along with some other great Canadian bloggers. I have many tips I could of shared as I have here on my blog over the years. But my main tip I use every day is […]


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Life Lessons Learned

Blessed and Thankful my daughter

Today my teen daughter and I were having a long talk, it was a heart to heart. We had the time as it was a professional development day and she was home with me. It is great to have those moments in time when you can have a meaningful discussion. We talked about life lessons, […]


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The Stork Canada Twitter Chat is Coming

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One in six Canadians struggles with infertility, I know several of my friends who did, yet many feel alone because their friends and family had no problem conceiving their children. And out of the ones who do battle infertility, only 15% can afford IVF treatments and other assisted reproductive technologies.  Can you imagine? The Stork […]


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Remembrance Day- Lest We Forget

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Today is Veteran’s Day here in Canada.  Lest we forget, we stop and thank those who have gone before at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day. Many of us wear poppies in the days coming up to the day to remember the poppies that grow on Flanders Field. Each year I am proud to […]


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How to Choose a Financial Advisor in Canada #cdnmoney

How to Choose a Financial Planner in Canada

Over the years during the #cdnmoney chat we have tackled the question of choosing a financial planner more then once, but it is such an important topic that Christa and I thought we needed to be talking about it again during Financial Literacy Month.  I have a friend and he happens to be a financial advisor, […]


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Helping Kids Succeed One Meal At A Time

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Have you ever seen a hungry child? Have you ever seen a family struggling to make ends meet? Here in Canada every year there are 2 million Canadians that are struggling to put a meal on the table. I know, for many years I was one of them. As a single mother, I was basically forced onto […]


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Sometimes We Need to Laugh

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Sometimes we all need to laugh. I know I do. I am very thankful that I subscribe to Netflix Canada so I can view a movie or tv show anytime and anywhere I need a laugh. One of the things I love about having Netflix is that with the Netflix app I can watch shows […]


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Winter Whites Giveaway with Church&Dwight

Winter Whites Giveaway

Canada, known for its long, cold and harsh winters, might deter some. I know how even for me I love to stay warm and I am one who hates the cold. But as true Canadians, this simply means we know exactly what to do, whether it’s bundling up and getting outside or staying cozy and […]


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