How To Kill The Joy Of Giving

I think of myself as a kind and generous person, always willing to help out, but there are some instances that make me want to keep my time and money to myself. Gift Giving Receiving no thanks or appreciation when I’ve spent a lot of time trying to find the perfect...

Using E-post To Organize And Manage Your Bills

Epost is a free online service offered by Canada Post where you can receive, add, pay, print and manage your bills and other important financial documents.  If you have signed-up to view your bills electronically through online banking, then you are automatically...

Build An Opportunity Fund

Financial planners recommend setting aside savings of three to six months of expenses in case of unexpected emergencies such as job loss or a sudden disaster, but how about setting up two years worth of expenses for an opportunity fund? In Richard Carlson’s book Don’t...

Criteria For Selecting A Dividend Growth Stock

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing an investment for your portfolio.  For active do-it-yourself investors it can take a lot of time to research and analyze stocks to determine the best fit for their portfolio.  Dividend growth investors are...

Settling In To A Retirement Community

My brother and I have spent several months investigating various senior care facilities and retirement communities for our parents.  They are in their mid to late 80’s and still live in their own home but it has become more and more difficult for them to manage...

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