Food Fight: The Stinky Bag Lunch

Food Fight: The Stinky Bag Lunch

Social scientists refer to the phenomenon as desk top dining. Many of us choose to work through lunch by eating at our desks. Lunch hour is shrinking and that means many of us are eating lunch at our desk. A 2016 New York Times article “Failure to Lunch,” reported 62 per cent of American professionals…

Golden Years: How to Help Your Parents

Golden Years: How to Help Your Parents

In Kelley’s latest book, Talk Money to Me, published by Simon & Schuster, she shares her Dos and Don’ts Checklist for smart eldercare planning. A little pre-planning goes a long way to avoiding unpleasant surprises later. There are several things to think about when planning for the future– whether it’s for you or a loved…

Act Two: From Environmental Entrepreneur to Art Therapist

Act Two: From Environmental Entrepreneur to Art Therapist

In this series, we profile real women who have made later-in-life career changes. They share what they’ve learned from their recent career reinventions. WHO: Stephanie Thorson, 53 WHERE: Toronto, ON WHAT I DID BEFORE: Environmental entrepreneur and activist “I was in the environmental field for almost 30 years. In my last role, I was self-employed…

The Gold Standard: Kelly Keehn

Rita Silvan, editor-in-chief of Golden Girl Finance, speaks with author and financial educator Kelly Keehn about her new book, Talk Money to Me.   GGF: Kelly, congratulations on your 7th book. You’re a high-profile financial educator today but, as you reveal in your new book, your early financial life was pretty tough. What was your…

The Gold Standard: Kelley Keehn

Rita Silvan, editor-in-chief of Golden Girl Finance, speaks with author and financial educator Kelley Keehn about her new book, Talk Money to Me.   GGF: Kelley, congratulations on your 7th book. You’re a high-profile financial educator today but, as you reveal in your new book, your early financial life was pretty tough. What was your…

Buyer Beware of the ‘Self-Care’ Boom

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Where there’s hype, there’s trillions being thrown around to achieve health, happiness, and glowing skin. According to The Global Wellness Institute, the business of wellness is now a $4.2 trillion global industry – with 12.8% growth from 2015-2017. That’s trillion, people. It’s a market that encompasses everything from physical fitness…

Should You Hire Family Members?

We all want our family members to succeed in their careers. But what if you could hire a family member helping her career? If your relative asks for a job, what should you consider before saying ‘yes’? Are they qualified? Take a close look at your relative’s qualifications. Do they match up with the job…

The Lowdown on Home Rental Suites and the CRA

New year, new bills. Many homeowners are tempted to offset mortgage payments and other debts with additional cashflow from renting out an apartment suite within their home. But, by doing that, are they forfeiting what is probably the biggest incentive to investing in a home: The Primary Residence Exemption (PRE)? The PRE means any appreciated…

Successful Women Use Intuition to Get Ahead

I spent the last year meeting with a diverse array of global women for my 2020 white paper on top tips for business success. I’ll release the full report on March 8th, International Women’s Day. One of the things that struck me the most was how many of the 50 women I interviewed mentioned using…

The Best Investment? Your Health

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”—Mahatma Gandhi Unless we have the most important asset, it doesn’t matter how many designer handbags, sports cars or luxury vacations we can afford. Prioritizing health is guaranteed to give you your best ‘ROI’ for 2020. Still, we’re human and sometimes fall…