The Dollar Store Boom

Once upon a time I would never have set foot in a dollar store. I thought, “Why would I waste my money on their cheap, shoddy merchandise when I can buy a better quality brand name?” Then about ten years ago dollar store giant Dollarama came to my Calgary...

Why I Chose A 2-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage

Our mortgage came up for renewal this month and, even though interest rates remain historically low, I knew we’d have to renew at a higher rate than our current 1.90 percent variable rate mortgage. Last week I met with an advisor at TD, where our mortgage is...

5 Things You Shouldn’t Put Off Until Retirement

We’ve all had times when we’ve dreamed about our eventual retirement when we’ll have all the free time available to pursue whatever we want to do. We don’t have the time to do everything while working full-time, so we have a long list of things we’d like to do later...

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