I started a new blog a few weeks ago (as if I didn’t have enough on my plate).  Earn Save Grow is still very much a personal finance site, but it will focus less on frugality and more on topics like how to increase your income, and how to save wisely in the areas that impact your finances the most.

The blog is just in its early stages but I plan to write there two-to-three times per week.  Please check it out and if you like it you can subscribe to receive new posts by email.

Aeroplan woes

As many of you know I’m a big fan of rewards cards and loyalty programs, and I write about them on my other blog, Rewards Cards Canada.  I’ve written a lot about Aeroplan recently and many readers have voiced their displeasure with the popular travel program, saying they’re fed up with the extra fees and lack of seat availability.

If you’re ready to dump Aeroplan for another travel points program, consider these options.

Because Money

Another side project is the Because Money hangout that I run weekly with Jackson Middleton and Sandi Martin.  The goal is to have smart conversations about money in Canada.

The video podcast airs Wednesday nights at 9:30pm EST, but if you can’t watch it live you can catch the full episode afterwards on www.BecauseMoney.ca.

This week we had a great time chatting with Kyle Prevost of My University Money.  We talked about financial literacy and how important it is to teach the topic in schools.  Kyle is a teacher himself and had a lot of intelligent ideas to share on the subject.  Check out the full episode here.

Kyle and his business partner Justin Bouchard run an excellent podcast of their own called More Money For Beer and Textbooks – a podcast to help young Canadians and their parents navigate the world of post-secondary education.

Next week we are thrilled to have Rob Carrick on the Because Money hangout to talk about Generation Y.  Are they lazy and entitled, or do they really have it tougher than previous generations?  Tune in on Wednesday April 9th to find out what Rob has to say.  You can also join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #BecauseMoney.

Speaking of Rob Carrick, he wrote an excellent piece for Gen Y in the Globe and Mail this week called Don’t believe the hype on home ownership.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


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