For many parents, working outside of the home is not a viable choice. With the cost of childcare, working from home may be a more affordable option, and being at home with the children provides peace of mind to parents (but not peace... let's be clear!). Here are several work from home jobs that you can start with little or no investment. Pin Me! Blogging This is not a get rich quick career by any means, but it is a work at home job that can earn you a decent living if you put the work … [Read more...] about 15 Work from Home Jobs
When I imagine my retirement, it is full of fabulous vacations, a nice home for my children and grandchildren to visit and no financial woes. I want to be able to help my kids out when they need it and spend my time enjoying the company of friends and family. The years go by so much faster than we expect, and before you know it, you are closer to retirement than graduation. Preparing for retirement is something that concerns us all even if those days seem to be far away in the future. … [Read more...] about Thinking Retirement? Then Read This.
This time of year is expensive for Canadians. We need winter coats and winter boots and snow tires and ice scrapers. Our heating bills go up and we spend less time walking places, which means we spend more on gas. The fortunate people fly off for vacations in the sun and those who enjoy the snow invest in skates, skis and snowmobiles. I prefer the sunshine or the indoors to the snow, so I need to find ways to save money for that next getaway. One place we can save money is on our car and … [Read more...] about Win FREE GAS for a year with Desjardins Insurance #GetAQuoteAndWin
Elaine Karlson is planning a vacation to Cooperstown, N.Y., to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and to watch her grandson compete in a baseball game. And she's worried. First, there's the price difference between the refundable airline tickets and the nonrefundable ones -- the refundable ones are three times as expensive. There's also the question of what to do if she and her husband have to cancel. Instead of paying extra for the less restricted ticket, she's considering travel … [Read more...] about We’ve got your covered for objective travel insurance information
Before you had kids you were able to celebrate the privilege of spontaneity. You could jump in the car and head off to the airport and buy a ticket for the first flight out of there, no questions asked. What was a couple of hundred bucks back then? This somewhat changes when you have a family, though. Even a trip to the supermarket can require military-style planning. As for the cost, well, that cheap $200 flight will now be the best part of a thousand bucks. Yeah, the game has changed. … [Read more...] about Save Big On Your Next Trip
If you are over 35, you’ve probably noticed some little lines forming on your face. Maybe your skin isn’t as smooth as it once was and your hair takes a little more work to look shiny and full. Of course, maybe you look better than you did at twenty and you have no idea what I’m talking about. I fall into the former category… I’m aging at a rate that continues to surprise me and I notice it when I look in the mirror and at my retirement savings, and I know I'm not ready for retirement. The … [Read more...] about Time Marches On. Get Ready for Retirement