The Case Of The Shrinking Food Package

Recently my husband purchased a box of my favourite cereal.  I normally buy the jumbo package and this one seemed a bit smaller, but he assured me that it had cost the same amount. Not that I didn’t believe him, but I dug around our recycle bin for the old box and...

Do You Give Money To Panhandlers?

Almost every day when I drive home from work I see the same man standing on the corner of a major intersection.  When the light turns red he rushes over to the stopped cars and asks for spare change.  Some people give him something, most don’t even roll down their...

Why IKEA Is Killing My Finances

I consider it a small miracle that we made it out of IKEA after only spending $200 this weekend.  The Swedish furniture giant usually has a way of sucking up our discretionary income like no other store. This time, with a bit of assembly (and a few thumb blisters) we...

Power Of Attorney: Why It’s So Important

Although it’s grim to think about being incapacitated by illness or an accident, it does happen and it’s best to be prepared just in case.  When you appoint a person with “power of attorney”, you trust that person to make decisions for you in case you’re unable...

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