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Old age is a time for reflection

As the co-owner of Home Instead Senior Care, a local Vancouver home care provider, Kim Lepp has become accustomed to being close to death.  Below is a beautifully written piece on her first hand experience…Read More...

Keeping Debt in Check

So many Canadians are taking advantage of low interest rates right now, and rightfully so. In a historical context money is cheap! In fact borrowing costs are so low right now that many people are…Read More...

What is Restore Human? A Word from Coach K

Coach K of Restore Human takes a refreshing approach to the fitness training offered at his facilities in Kitsilano. With more on Restore Human's philosophy to getting in shape, here is a recent article that Coach Kesh wrote.

Cybersecurity Tips for Older Adults

Encouraging older adults to practice cyber safety can go a long way toward protecting their identity and sensitive personal information. “Cybersecurity is about risk reduction,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security…Read More...

General Contractors vs Subcontractors

If you have a big project in mind, like renovating a kitchen, adding a room or a project that requires skills (and tools) outside of your knowledge, turning to professionals are a good choice. Now…Read More...

Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Understanding Dementia and other memory-related conditions like Alzheimer’s is important to help us better deal with those suffering from these conditions as well as build a holistic world view that encompasses understanding and personal connection…Read More...

New Mortgage Rules For Canadian Real Estate

On July 9, 2012 the Federal Finance Minister announced further changes to Canada’s mortgage insurance rules. Four measures were announced: Amortizations reduced to 25 years (was 30 years) Refinancing limited to 80% (previously 85%) Properties…Read More...

Why is bank reconciliation so important?

You may have heard about balancing your chequebook or reconciling your bank statements. It’s pretty much the same thing. Before personal computers, people used to have a chequebook as their main cash management tool. This…Read More...

The Power of Tax-Free Savings Accounts

When you opened a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), you likely did it for the tax-advantaged savings.  But remember, not all TFSAs are created equal. How you can take advantage of the power of your TFSA.

2012 Budget Friendliness

Chances are, you’ve heard about the published 2012 federal budget.  You may have even read Globe & Mail’s beautiful infographic to see what the hoopla is about.  Aside from the news about the coming loss…Read More...

ICBC Renewal, Is it time?

Is it time to renew your ICBC car insurance?  Not sure, or have not received your renewal letter?  Have a look at your insurance papers.  Your expiry date will show at the top of your…Read More...

Why Use a Mortgage Broker?

A lot of people who have typically gone to their bank for their mortgage are missing out on the benefits of using a mortgage broker. They don’t know that there’s a whole world of potential…Read More...

It’s all about consistency

A wide brand is one that takes advantage of many communication channels to present the same easy-to-understand message about the brand. Consistency is powerful. In our modern world, so crowded with messages, this aspect of…Read More...

Book Review: Perfect Pitch

Some people might think of this as a book for advertising professionals, because author John Steel comes from an agency background. But it’s really just a book for anyone who ever makes any kind of presentation — business or otherwise.