When I was a girl one of my favourite cartoons was The Jetsons about a futuristic space-age cartoon family. Advances in home technology were just beginning and the Jetsons’ high-tech lifestyle was amazing to me. Who knew how quickly many those fictional advances would come to pass. Related: Buying a home in 1974 vs. 2014…

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Christmas is obviously the biggest season for toy sales. If you wander through the toy aisles you’ll see electronic toys, figures based on current TV shows and movies, and remakes of favourites of past generations. We like to buy our kids toys that we enjoyed when we were younger and there are some toys that…

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