Canada Should Follow the Example of New Zealand, Australia on the Penny
Canada is on the verge of making a decision about what to do with its one-cent piece. The penny, many (including the Canadian Senate Finance Committee) believe, is obsolete. Would those in Canada even miss the one-cent piece? For inspiration, … Continue reading
Valentine’s Day Budget Savers!
Have you noticed how it’s usually men who call Valentine’s Day a “Hallmark holiday?” We dismiss the celebration as a commercial ploy to part us from our money and our beloved budgets. But there are good reasons to let our … Continue reading
Life Hacks: Lend it, Spend it, Give it away..
“And it’ll come right back to you.” Late last year, the “World Giving Index” ranked New Zealand and Australia as the most charitable countries in the world. The survey included a breakdown showing the percentages of people who had given … Continue reading
Be Prepared To Live Longer
The age people can expect to die varies enormously around the world – from 83 in Japan to just 42 in Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. New Zealand average mortality too has shown consistent improvement. For males, in 1990 life expectancy was … Continue reading
Life Hacks by Alex: Less is More
Spending LESS than you earn! Seems obvious doesn’t it, if you have 10 dollars then make sure you spend 9. So why does it trip me up so often? In fact, it trips many of us. It’s easy to keep … Continue reading
By Way of Introduction
The idea of personal finance is many things to many people. It doesn’t always mean good things either. It screams of penny-pinching and not of having fun. I’m sure it doesn’t need to be like that, well I hope it … Continue reading
Top 5 Things Men and Women Choose To Spend Their Money On
For as long as there has been money, whether you were born a man or a woman meant that you were most probably raised to view and spend money very differently. While experts say our socialisation (our trained behaviour), is … Continue reading