Helpful Daily Reminders

Trying to keep a home afloat is a task in and of itself.  Often times we get distracted with kids (if you have any) and other day to day life (like Netflix binge watching or pub crawling).  But one things that we should worry more about, or at least set reminders to take care of,…

Money sense for kids

Starting kids early with anything is a great approach, even if it means exposing them to ideas that they won’t have to stress about until they are adults.  Talking about death, politics and how it facts everyday life, and even the environment are a definite yes.  Money is no exception, and dealing with money, appreciating…

Showcasing your talents on Instagram

For many, Instagram is a great, direct and to the point social media app.  It gets you inspirational photos and videos with the odd comment.  Descriptions include keyword hashtags that let you know what the just of each photo is.  What is often overlooked is how Instagram can help create and fine tune your photography…

The importance of humidifiers

I swear by them – and so should you.  Especially in those cold dry months with the crazy heaters blasting in full force, these machines are a God-send (much like air-conditioning in the summer).  Often times when we visit my in-laws, who don’t have them, I find my nose stuffy, my throat scratchy, and a…

“Non-video game” gift ideas

It is already quiet the challenge to get kids any sort of meaningful gift with a reasonable price – it is even more difficult if those kids are not yours or if you don’t know them well.  It is easy to rely on getting video games, particularly for boys as the easy way out or…

Last Will Info….for later

Based on a couple of emails I received on a previous blog related to the importance of having a will for all circumstances; a few have asked me how can they send will and other sensitive information to loved ones….but after they die. Obviously, they do not want to give account information, passwords, email access,…

Give Kids A Sense Of Growing Up

There are plenty of reasons why you should make sure your kids enjoy their childhood and try to protect their playful innocence.  That comes with making sure that they enjoy what kids want to enjoy from riding a bike to watching cartoons and snacking on junk food once in a while.  But as they grow…

My top 10 apps (2019)

As the year rushes by (as every year before did and every year since will), I was reflecting how addicted to my phone I have become. Rather than reduce my use of the phone to focus on real life, I decided to list the top ten apps that made my phone that much more addictive…

Online Red and Green Lists

I’m no stranger to e-commerce and online shopping.  I do my fare share from electronics to baby products.   But are there items that are absolutely no goes for online shopping?  Do you have a red line or rather a red list of what items you simply would not buy online?  Not because of availability or…

Money Talk 101 (Ontario)

Ok so you decide, eventually, to be responsible and worry about money (or lack thereof). It’s a dry topic, but one day you’ll get an AHA moment and realize you’re head has been buried in the sand for way too long. I am by no means a financial advisor, but what I do know is…