Where To Invest For Short Term Financial Goals

Interest rates on savings accounts and GICs are abysmal these days, so it can be tempting to plow all your hard earned savings into the stock market for a chance to juice your returns.  But how you save and invest depends a lot on your time horizon – when will you...

Why Travel Agencies Aren’t Dead Yet

Online travel agencies have been chipping away at brick and mortar agents for over a decade.  Sites like Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Kayak and any number of other competitors have been able to cut out the middleman from buying travel related products and services....

30 Signs You Grew Up In A Frugal Family

Did you grow up in a frugal family?  Not necessarily poor, but able to stretch a dollar until it cried for mercy?  People who were raised by frugal parents can spot each other a mile away. I’ve compiled a list of some of the quirky habits and experiences I grew...

Celebrating Three Years Of Boomer & Echo

It was just over three years ago that my mom and I started putting together a collection of articles that would mark the beginning of Boomer & Echo.  We didn’t have a clue about blogging or running a website (and still don’t!), but we pressed on and...

How Many Rules Of Money Do You Need?

It seems everywhere I turn I see books and articles about the rules of money: Money magazine has the “20 rules of money” Forbes magazine has the “new 20 rules of money” Both articles are more about how to invest rather than general money management information,...

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