Where in the U.S. will my travel dollars go further?

The misery of a Canadian dollar that buys little more than a slap in the face overseas makes backyard camping seem like a good idea. But while melting your MasterCard on hotel rooms in the United States is easy, there are ways to trip southward without incurring bankruptcy – so long as you target […]

What do Boomers and Gen Y have most in common?

Both generations are struggling with their next big step — one into retirement, the other into the workforce. The parallels are remarkable.

The Canadians who make up the two largest, most influential demographic groups in the country are vulnerable to challenging identity issues, partly as a result of the weak global economy. That is the key […]

Despite graphic health warnings, tax hikes and smoking bans, …

Despite graphic health warnings, tax hikes and smoking bans, you may be among the millions of Canadians who still smoke. Here are tips to help you quit.

Nicotine patches, anti-smoking drugs, seeing a hypnotist and going cold turkey: Lyn Carlson tried everything to quit smoking over the years.

For the 51-year-old administrative assistant, smoking began with […]

How well do you know your nutrition basics?

For such a universal activity, eating can be pretty confusing. Grocery stores are crowded with nutritional jargon — think: organic, vegan, enriched, local and GMO-free — and it’s hard to know what’s a legitimate health claim and what’s merely a smart bit of marketing. For example, Americans bought $43 million worth of foods labeled […]

Only 56% of Millennials aged 30-36 say they have achieved financial independence from their parents.

Millennials expect financial independence by age 27
43% still rely on their parents for financial assistance

Being the father of a Millennial who is half-way launched into the working world, I’m all for Gen Yers becoming financially independent from the Bank of Mum and Dad.

Yconic surveyed 1,538 English-speaking Canadians between the ages of 15 and 33, […]

Thinking about expanding your family? Here are some things you’ll want to consider.

Budgeting, life insurance part of financial planning for expecting parents
Couples expecting their first child often find that the months leading up to the birth of the baby are an exciting time filled with anticipation. But those months are also a time for expectant parents to make some important decisions regarding their finances.

Raising a child […]