Hobbies Are Expensive

Remember going to a craft and hobby show or looking through a magazine and seeing in your mind’s eye all those great projects you could make?  Or watching the sports channel and dreaming about aces, holes-in-one and the salmon you could catch?  I’m not saying there’s...

The Cost Of Starting A Franchise

Have you ever looked at the line-up of cars waiting in a Tim Horton’s drive-thru and thought, “Is this place just a license to print money?”  I’ve often wondered about the cost of starting a franchise, and whether or not the initial capital investment and time...

My Long Term Goals: Boomer’s Retirement Plan

Goals in the far future can generally be classified more as dreams.  Like most people I wish to have a long, healthy and productive life with enough income to sustain my lifestyle in retirement. My parents are well into their 80’s and still live in their own house...

Singing The Home Renovation Blues

With house prices slumping in much of the country, upgrading and adding to the living space are an alternative to buying new. However, television programs have shown plenty of DIY disasters and unsuspecting homeowners who pay out their life savings to under-skilled...

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