In 1975, Keith Jarrett, a world-renowned jazz pianist, was scheduled to play a concert at the Koln Concert Hall in Germany. Unfortunately, the piano he was supposed to play was all wrong. It was too small, sounded tinny, out of tune and the pedals tended to stick. At first, Jarrett refused to play. Who wants to be asked to create something … [Read more...] about 20 Ways Being in Debt Can Make You More Creative
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: Sunshine G. As Canadians, we’re very, very lucky – providing that you’ve been working, you receive a year off on maternity/parental benefits to be split between the two parents, paid at roughly 55% of your earnings to a max of $524/week before tax (as of 2015 information – it indexes yearly). After tax, that works out to … [Read more...] about Maternity leave without going broke!
Hi everyone, it’s mid-August so it seemed like a great time to post a monthly update for July. Here’s the latest on life update: Business Moving and Shaking: One of my goals for this year was to grow my business income. It was one of those “to do” list deals that sat on a shelf in my mind but never seemed to move past the idle thought stage. … [Read more...] about July Monthly Update: Better late than never edition
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