Category: The Money Puzzle

Never Scrimp on These 10 Things

If you’re on a fixed budget, it’s wise to watch your spending and look for bargains.  Everyone likes to save money, but sometimes buying cheap, poor quality items, or skipping some necessary expenses altogether...

How to Tap into Your Retirement Accounts

Once you retire, your income will come from several sources.  You’ll have income from government benefits (CPP and OAS) and maybe a workplace pension.  Then, you’ll most likely have to top up your income...

5 Things Often Overlooked in Your Retirement Budget

When preparing your retirement budget, it’s sometimes hard to anticipate every expense. One of the biggest mistakes newly retired people make is underestimating how much they will spend to achieve a comfortable lifestyle.   When...

Inflation Keeps Marching On and On

Lately when I exclaimed over the price of celery – $2.89 for four stalks for goodness sakes – my husband “reminded” me that it’s not 1989 anymore.  Do you remember 1989?  That was the...