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Prioritizing Your Finances
Prioritizing Your Finances

Approximately 74% of women will be left on their own by separation, divorce, widowhood or the choice of single life. Because of this, the subject of “finances” must fit into this picture. What do financial matters have to do with these statistics? EVERYTHING! Statistics rate finances to be #3 priority in life. This is after […]

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Managing Your Finances
Managing Your Finances

“Women used to dream of Prince Charming marrying them and living happily ever after. Not so nowadays, Prince Charming either turns out to be a frog (2 out of 4 marriages in Canada end in divorce) or else he croaks (there are a million widows in Canada)!”  – Betty Sane and Lynn MacFarlane, Every Woman’s […]

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Divorcing Your Finances
Divorcing Your Finances

I am about to get a divorce. We currently have a joint account as well as separate accounts. Can my soon-to-be ex withdraw an enormous amount (more than half) legally from our joint account even though we agreed (verbally, not in writing) that the joint account would remain in effect for paying bills since we […]

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Handling Your Parent’s Finances
Handling Your Parent’s Finances

I remember it well, sitting in the local greasy spoon in High River, Alberta having lunch with my dad on one the many monthly visits that I made, for several years, from Vancouver to High River. We were discussing his finances and how to expedite my ability to pay his bills, whether I was in […]

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Divorcing? Take Care of Your Finances
Divorcing? Take Care of Your Finances

Editor’s Note: It is always our hope that a couple is able to reconcile. If your own marriage is in trouble our mentors are available to help.  It is difficult to deal with everyday life when you’re going through a divorce. You feel lousy both physically and emotionally. But in spite of that, you need […]

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Are Finances a Family Affair?
Are Finances a Family Affair?

When you were growing up you always assumed that your parents had money. You probably weren’t sure how much they were worth or where they kept it but you were pretty certain there was a stache for a rainy day somewhere. They must have been able to save a fair amount because every once in […]

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Low Overhead
Low Overhead

When I was a boy one local department store had a jingle that featured the repeated chorus of “low overhead, low overhead”. They claimed to offer lower prices because they kept their ‘overhead’ down. If they spent less on rent and other fixed expenses they could make a reasonable profit at a lower price. I […]

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Happiness = £42,000?
Happiness = £42,000?

“What’s the price of happiness? For an average Briton, it’s a home worth 500,000 pounds and an annual salary of 42,000 pounds, a new study has revealed.” (rediff.com Business) For some perspective, the Global Rich List website tells us that a person earning £42,000 per year (approximately $62,500US) is in the top 1% richest people […]

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What Is My Life Purpose?
What Is My Life Purpose?

Job loss and unemployment takes a toll not only on your finances but it can effect you emotionally.  But when your the man of the house, your identity can be a challenge. For Matt, when he was unemployed for a short period he started to question what his purpose was?  Are you unemployed and not […]

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Do You Belong?
Do You Belong?

Have you ever had an experience that separated you from the people around you? For some of us it was a divorce, for others, a failure. Sometimes it’s our finances that makes us different, or our health (or the lack of it). If you’ve ever felt like you were on the outside looking in, there […]

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