Nobody likes thinking about endings. While beginnings are bright and playful things full of possibility, endings tend to be darker and fraught with complicated emotions. Even when things need to end, it can be really difficult to do so. Relationships are no exception to this rule. It can be overwhelming when you need to think about ending your … [Read more...] about How to Financially Survive Your Divorce
When travelling, it’s easy to put aside any concerns you might have for safety and security. After all, you’re on vacation, right? What’s not soothing about swaying palm trees and ocean surf lapping against a sandy shore. But those are usually the times you’ll need to be most on guard. Your hotel may not be the first place you think about when … [Read more...] about How to Protect Your Privacy While Hotelling
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?
I don’t know about anyone else but 2015 was a crappy year for us. Like seven plagues of Egypt crappy. There was the rain and hail storms that punched holes in our roof and siding. Then there was the economic downturn that cost my husband his job – twice. And then there was the family crisis that ended with bitter words and abandoned … [Read more...] about Year 2016 – New Year’s Revolution
Author: Phil B There’s an ongoing debate in our household about our daughter, K.B., getting a credit card. While the decision is ultimately hers, the discussion revealed that my husband and I have very different philosophies about young people and credit cards. Here is Phil’s perspective, stay tuned from my rebuttal next week: Earlier this … [Read more...] about He Said, She Said: Why our Kid Doesn’t Need a Credit Card