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
Please welcome Sunshine G to Cents, Sense & Sensibility. She is the newest writer to the CSS team and she is well-versed in all things life and money. She will join us once a week to share her insights on family, money, and career. Everyone wants what’s best for their kids…and we all have the best of intentions, but sometimes life (and … [Read more...] about How to save for your child’s education: RESP’s
Courtesy of Free Images/Marco Ojeda Alberta was hit hard by the bottom of the barrel oil prices that rolled out six months ago. Home prices dropped, unemployment spiked and the economy remains sluggish. My husband became one of those unemployment casualties after receiving his walking papers from his oil and gas company job. While this has … [Read more...] about Five Things to Do When You’re Out of Work
There is a lot of conversation around the personal finance blogosphere about taking personal responsibility for our actions. We ‘take control’ of our finances and pay down our debt; control our spending; or grow our investment portfolios. We shun pension plans, social programs, and other initiatives and forge our own trail. We are aiming to be … [Read more...] about F.U. Student Loans: Open Letter
I’m a big fan of Chris Guillebeau and his Unconventional Guides series. I love his unflagging optimism and his appreciation for the weird and wonderful ways people find meaning in their lives. Recently, he teamed up with J.D. Roth of Get Rich Slowly (GRS) fame and put out a GRS Guide for purchase on his website. I had been in a funk lately and was … [Read more...] about Get Rich Slowly Guide Week 2: $750 extra a month!