House and Keys in Female Hands

Should parents help kids buy a home?

Emma’s ex-husband gave their two twenty-something sons a $30,000 down payment. She thinks that was a big mistake. Four years ago, at the age of 24, Jonas Knight decided to buy his first house. Prices had been shooting up in his home town of Maple Ridge, a suburb of Vancouver, and he felt that if[…]

Are you flushing $580 down the toilet?

A leaky faucet or toilet is literally money going down the drain. Instead, spend a weekend (or a few hundred dollars for a plumber) and you’ll save a chunk of change each year. A tap that leaks only one drop of water per second adds up to 10,000 litres of water lost over the course[…]

Airport foam seeps into creek

Public warned to stay away from toxic spill Authorities are warning the public to stay away – and keep their pets away – from Etobicoke Creek after a potentially hazardous chemical spill. “It is a toxic substance that can seriously irritate the skin and eyes,” Steve Shaw, vice-president of corporate affairs and communication at Pearson[…]

Fight, Flight or Positive Respite

Annabelle is a 53-year-old perimenopausal woman who was just offered an early retirement package from the corporation she worked at for almost 30 years. Slightly apprehensive, she is opting for the package, as she is close to retirement, and figures a year, or two (or five) won’t make that much difference in her lifestyle. This[…]