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POSTED BY Jane Dough
Harsh title, right? Now, it’s not that I don’t believe in marriage or true love. After all, you can’t have watched The Princess Bride as many times as I have and be a total cynic. If you’re engaged, I genuinely hope you eventually become one of those adorable couples who still hold hands at the nursing home. But statistically some of your unions, I’m sorry to say, just won’t last. In Canada, roughly 40% of marriages end in divorce before the 30th anniversary. MORE
POSTED BY Pat Foran
Canadians are now carrying record levels of debt. The low interest rates we’ve been experiencing have caused many of us to go on a spending spree – and even though interest rates are low, interest charges still add up – … MORE
POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread
The guy who baby proofed our house is getting rich on parents like us – we paid him a bundle to install custom gates and to walk us through all the terrible things our house could do to our baby son (who knew a drawer could do such harm!). MORE
POSTED BY Robin Taub
When your kids are young, you are often with them when they are out in the world. You have a lot of influence over their spending and they place the most confidence in what you say. So take advantage of those teachable moments at the grocery store, the mall or the restaurant, to let them pay a grocery bill in cash, deposit a cheque into the automated teller machine (ATM) or punch the buttons on a debit purchase. MORE