Please welcome my new staff writer, Taylor Milam, to the Cents, Sense & Sensibility team. She'll be filling in for me this week as I'm moving house and will be keeping us company every Tuesday from next week forward. It doesn’t need to cost a lot of money to impress your honey. In fact, nothing is sexier than a woman (or man) who isn’t … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Date on a Budget
There’s a clear line when people talk about debt – there’s the good kind and the bad kind. When you borrow $800,000 to buy a million-dollar home in Vancouver, people congratulate you and throw you a housewarming party. On the other hand, wrack up $8000 in credit card debt and people are standing in line to boo and hiss. God knows I’ve fallen … [Read more...] about Are you falling into the good debt trap?
Welcome to That's Gonna Cost Ya! A new tradition here at CSS (Cents, Sense & Sensibility) where we'll share some of the good, the great, and the hilarious police call tweets from the good people at @ScanBC Darwin mentioned something about survival skills and nothing says financial survival like our favourites below. Check them … [Read more...] about Darwin says, “That’s gonna cost ya!” (Volume 1)
I think couponing gets a bad rap. Whenever I thought of coupon-hunters in the past, I thought of tense, grabby women in grocery stores pushing carts loaded down with fifteen boxes of off-brand detergent and a fistful of sweaty coupons. I always imagined them in front of me at the grocery line, waiting to inflict their numerous “75 cents off” … [Read more...] about Survival Guide to Becoming a Couponing Superstar
Part 1 When my daughter (K.B) started grade twelve, we began to talk more seriously about what she wanted to do after school ended. Did she want to backpack around Europe or buy a car? Did she want to go into a trade and start working right away? Or did she want to go to college and get a diploma or degree? She knew she wanted to go to college … [Read more...] about The Most Important Money Conversation You’ll Have with Your College-Bound Kid