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Asset allocation is a fancy phrase that simply means a plan, recipe or blueprint for your investments. For example, if you’re a conservative investor, you likely will want a good percentage of your investments in safe stuff, such as guaranteed investment certificates and bonds. MORE
Do you ever lie to your spouse about money? According to a recent poll, nearly a third of people surveyed said they do. I’ll admit that I fudge the truth now and then. Usually it’s a little white lie, like saying a pair of shoes cost $50 when they actually cost $80. Or hiding a shopping bag (my husband has done this before too). MORE
You’ve saved up, found the perfect deal and booked time off for your dream vacation. But have you decided how you’re going to pay for everything while you’re abroad? There are many payment options for travellers today. Before you head to the airport, consider these four ways to handle foreign currency. MORE
I know I quote my mom a lot on this blog, but it’s because she’s got some good pearls of wisdom to dole out. When I’m feeling blue about my finances, I think of a phrase she learned from her grandmother: Take care of the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves. Now, I know it sounds like a sort of lame pick-me-up for the financially oppressed, but there is a little method to the madness. MORE
I don’t know very many young families in Ottawa, which is a total bummer. Sure, kids are cute, but it’s the babysitting gigs that I really miss. The thing about babysitting is this: you get paid to play with toys. Now it sounds silly, but for those who cringe at the thought, hear me out. MORE