Free or Inexpensive Holiday Activities

The Christmas season is upon us, along with Hanukkah and other seasonal holidays. There are plenty of expensive events and activities to attend during this season – attending a play at a live theater or perhaps a symphony concert from your city’s professional orchestra. These are lovely ways to celebrate the season, but at $20 … … Continue reading

Make your child’s allowance an allocation not an entitlement

The divide between those parents who feel an allowance is beneficial and teaches money management and those who feel it just creates a sense of entitlement is huge. The debate has raged for years and the end is not in sight. My view is that an allowance can be a chance to teach budgeting, opportunity costs … … Continue reading

Your Worst Home

Your worst home was better than what most of human kind has ever known. Most Canadians and Americans today live much more luxuriously than our ancestors could have imagined, yet many are not satisfied with where they live and want more. According to ShrinkThatFootPrint web site, the average size of a newly built home in Canada in 2009 … … Continue reading