Why Investing Your Bonus A Smart Move

Economic and political uncertainty dominated the global news headlines in 2016 and uncertainty looks set to continue this year. If you are fortunate enough to receive a 13th cheque or bonus, should you save it, spend it or consider investing your bonus? While many of us have long-term dreams and goals, we tend to be shortsighted … … Continue reading

7 Ways Preparing for Emergency Survival can be Green

I’ve recently been reading up on survival preparedness in case of a loss of power for lengthy periods of time. Residents of developed nations are dismally dependent on electricity to make it through their days. Without power, nothing works – for most of us – no lights, no heat, no air conditioning, no entertainment, possibly no … … Continue reading

Should YOU Buy a Boat?

Although we live in the Midwest US, every weekend (and weekday during summer months) we see folks in their pickups hauling boats on trailers. There are boat shows, boats at Cabella’s, boat manufacturers and lots of people whose main recreation is ‘going to the lake’. My growing up family were definitely land lubbers. We didn’t own … … Continue reading

Credit Scores: Fact vs Fiction

The tumultuous shakeup of the economy just under a decade ago left a wake of bankruptcies and foreclosures. This has left millions with poor credit that are finding it difficult to obtain affordable rates on loans even today. While the economy is certainly improving, and lending requirements have slowly been loosening up the past few … … Continue reading