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!
Author: Phil B So you’ve finally decided to start tracking your spending for a month or two, so you can identify where all your money is going. Congratulations, that’s the first step toward mastering your money. Anything that is measured can be controlled. You’re motivated to start right now, and you’ve bought Quicken or signed up with … [Read more...] about How to track your finances
I love technology. I love it in all its forms. While I’m not always the first to jump on the cool app bandwagon, I will definitely be chasing that sucker down if I think it will make my life easier or better. Recently, I came across some cool apps that I think will be able to save me some time and money. Not only that, I think a few of them can … [Read more...] about Cool Apps that Will Change Your Life
The last six weeks have been busy here at the CSS household. As most of you know, we’ve had some pretty big changes with my husband’s layoff and my work hours being cut. While this was initially a really scary thing, it hasn’t been all bad. Some things have been changing for me and the changes in our careers have started to crystallize them. It … [Read more...] about Life Update: The Upside of Downsizing