Loans to Family and Friends is Risky Business

Most personal finance experts argue that mixing family and business is as disastrous as mixing fertilizer and fire. It starts off as a good idea, only to spark into a raging catastrophe. Yet, neglecting a friend of family member going through a financially tough time can be just as agonizing. There are downsides to lending…

Born to Party! Expert Tips on Smart Event Spending

It’s that holiday time of year! The stores (and Instagram and Pinterest…) are full of gorgeous décor, beautiful catering ideas and the latest drink fads making it so easy to break the bank when you’re planning a holiday event. According to Deloitte’s 2019 Holiday Retail Outlook, nearly half of Canadians plan to entertain in their…

How to Outsource Your Life

Ready or not, you’re going to be caught. Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, Christmakkuhwanza, New Years… every year the holiday season arrives, and you’re swamped with a crush of activities and details. Holiday parties, cards and gifts, finding a tree, booking the flights, where did you stash the decorations, are we going to your parents this year…

Escape Plan: Why Women-Only Travel is the Ticket

As two-thirds of the travelling population, women also call the vast majority of the shots when it comes to vacation decisions and purchases for themselves and their families. But increasingly, the travel choice many women are opting for is to explore the world — whether on a relaxed European getaway or an adventurous trip to…

As the World Turns—Spotlight on Global Investing

The best way to describe the psychology of investors today is “poised for disappointment”. To find out what’s driving this feeling, I sat down with Caroline Miller, Managing Editor and Global Strategist at BCA Research, a global leader in independent investment research, based in Montreal. Caroline is one of the most qualified women I know:…