Money

Improve Canadian pensions now

As a result of the original limitations placed on the CPP, coupled with the failure of the private sector to make up the difference, it means that today too many Canadian seniors now live in poverty.

Follow Oprah and take hold of your financial future

What do you have in common with Madonna, Martha Stewart and Oprah?  While you may not be famous like these women, studies show that both you and Oprah are managing your own financial well-being...

Facts catch up to smoke and mirrors

Statistics Canada released its quarterly jobs report today. The underlying story is one of overall weakness in Canada's labour force. The unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a point to 7.6 per...

After thirty years on the job, back to school to become an actor

If you could live your life over again, would you do anything different? A student at a Vancouver acting school is going back almost 30 years and taking a different path. When he was in high school...

Cori Maedel at Jouta Performance makes big dreams real

Cori Maedel always knew that one day she would start her own business. The question, in her mind, wasn't if, but when. As the daughter of two entrepreneurs, Maedel had big dreams and big ideas, but...

Not too young for success

When Phoebe Jiang found herself losing track of the group discounts offered by sites like GroupOn and ethicalDeal, she and three friends came up with an idea. Their concept was simple, their plan...

Top 10 tips for a financially secure retirement

Creating a financially secure future can be a daunting prospect, particularly in the midst of a recession. But adopting an avoidance strategy for retirement savings is hardly a money-savvy move. No...

What gender is your recession?

Over the past nine months watching mainstream media coverage of the global economic downturn, I’ve noticed men coming across as the main economic actors. The bankers and auto execs coming to...