Even for those of us who love the holiday season, this time of year can be very stressful. In addition to all our regular commitments, we somehow manage to squeeze in enough time for holiday shopping, extra cooking and baking, get-togethers and parties, and maybe even a school concert or two.
The stores started stocking holiday décor in October, and suddenly the pressure is on – to have the “perfect” holiday, but do we really need perfection and all the stuff that goes with it? Read more
Here’s a valuable piece I came across on Forbes.com on the subject of Aging Parents in fragile health and the decisions that have to be made for the best outcome.. I wanted to share it as a resource for anyone who may be in this situation with their own parents.
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If you have a son or daughter, perhaps a niece or nephew heading off to university this month, here’s a great article to share with them from Practical Money Skills.
Making the transition from living at home where someone else buys groceries and pays essential bills to living on your own is a big step. How much can you afford to spend on groceries in a week? Are you going to need to work extra hours to pay for all of your books?
Create a Budget
This first step in financial planning will help you answer these questions and is absolutely essential in managing your personal finances. Read more
Here’s an important article I wanted to share from CBC News. It addresses some of the scenarios widows and widowers could face if they continue to be reliant on CPP after the death of a spouse.