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Proud to be a woman

March 8, 2014 by Leave a comment

Not too long ago I remember thinking that we, women inconvenienced ourselves by asking for equality with men. I was a sleep deprived mother of two young children trying to juggle high profile career, motherhood, marriage, and other commitments. I envied women from the past, thinking that they had it ...

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Teaching delayed gratification and saving

February 25, 2014 by Leave a comment

I just read an article by Tamar Satov  for CPA magazine Financial Decisions Matter. She is considering giving her eight year old son an allowance raise, but wondering if that will lead to him spend more rather than save. She shares that her son has learned a lot ...

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How to Explain Foreign Currency to Kids

December 30, 2013 by Leave a comment

Over the holidays we had very dear family friends visit us from abroad.  They gave our kids money instead of gifts.  Our children were so excited and didn’t realize that they got Euros instead of Canadian dollar bills. All they talked about was the toys they will buy.

I thought ...

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The Importance of Financial Literacy

November 15, 2013 by Leave a comment

We all know that being money smart is important life skill. Some of us have developed it on our way to adulthood and some of us haven’t.  Those who haven’t, are going through a nightmare of trying to make ends meet, dodging bill collectors phone calls and having sleepless nights.  ...

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Five Financial Concepts That Will Spook Your Kids

October 23, 2013 by Leave a comment

I am very happy to announce that my Halloween themed article on children and financial literacy was posted on the City Parent Magazine Website.

I believe that you will really enjoy this article. Here is the link:

http://cityparent.com/posts/1091-five-financial-concepts-that-will-spook-your-kids

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You Can Have Anything, Just Not Everything

October 14, 2013 by Leave a comment

My son was having his immunization shot and I promised that if he was brave, I was going to take him to Toys R Us and buy him one toy. He was very courageous, so went to the store. My daughter was happily tagging along knowing that she will score ...

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How Can Kids Make Money at Home

October 7, 2013 by Leave a comment

If you had read my blog from March 20, 2013 you know that parents have a choice when it comes to tying the chores to allowance. This blog is written for those parents who chose not to tie chores to allowance. These are ...

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How Does Giving Relate to Financial Literacy?

October 3, 2013 by Leave a comment

Ok, so maybe I blog too much about donating and giving, and you may wonder what does giving have to do with financial literacy. Well, giving is part of being financially literate.  In order to give without being told to do so, we have to feel thankful for what we ...

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The Best Educational Video on How to Count Coins

August 1, 2013 by Leave a comment

I came across this video and I was very impressed with this fun and easy technique that teaches kids how to count coins.  Check it out! It is only few minutes long. Please let me know if you have enjoyed it as much as I have.

 

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Free Landscape Consultation

July 23, 2013 by Leave a comment

I recently used a service from Region of Peel to have a landscaping consultant look over my property and guide me towards making a beautiful garden. The best part about it, other than being free, is that I can now go to the garden nursery and know exactly what can ...

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