Cairine Wilson, MBA, CAE

Financial Education in the Workplace Is Beneficial in Many Ways

Cairine Wilson, MBA, CAE | July 28, 2015 | Canada Business
Tapping into workplaces across the country would allow a vast and varied audience to be reached. That audience would include people of different ages, education and culture. Workplace programs also would allow individuals to receive valuable information in a convenient manner.
David Lester

5 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortage Faster

David Lester | July 28, 2015 | Canada Business
When I was a banker we had this tool to show you how much you'd pay in interest over the amortization. When you look at the bottom of the chart I always liked to point out that you basically pay the same amount in interest as you took out on a mortgage at an average mortgage rate.
Peter Harris

Signs You Should NOT Take That Job

Peter Harris | July 27, 2015 | Canada Business
It may seem counter-intuitive to advise someone to turn down a job -- especially when the market in much of the country remains soft and positions can be hard to come by -- but there are times when it's really better just to walk away.
Aaron Binder

Ontario Is in the Middle of a Booze Revolution

Aaron Binder | July 27, 2015 | Canada Business
In a landmark legal filing, Jesse Razaqpur and Charles Benoit, owners of the Toronto Distillery Company, have sued the LCBO over what they claim is the unfair practice of enforcing distillers to sell their product for the same price as at LCBO retail stores and then pay the same markup amount in tax to the LCBO. It goes without saying that this court case could hold sweeping consequences for the LCBO should the Ontario Superior Court rule in favour of the Toronto Distillery and other, larger distillers begin to seek similar legal action.
Jeffrey Schwartz

Newlyweds Need to Talk About Finances Beyond the Wedding

Jeffrey Schwartz | July 24, 2015 | Canada Business
Canadians are into the height of wedding season, and while brides and grooms may have carefully budgeted for the wedding ceremony, reception, and honeymoon, I worry that sometimes financial planning stops once the special day is done.
Michael Stewart

I'm Living The Vancouver Dream By Moving Away

Michael Stewart | July 27, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
It is a powerful dream. Despite my cynicism, I love Vancouver and its natives who rail against the "No Fun City" label with all their might. I have always fantasized that I would raise my children in a place where different cultures and personality types butt up against each other, where difference is a way of life and not cause for alarm.
Sid Ryan

7 Labour Law Reforms Ontario Must Consider

Sid Ryan | July 24, 2015 | Canada Business
History has shown that when workers act collectively in their workplace they can improve their wages and working conditions. Such collective action has resulted in critical improvements in health and safety standards for workers and for decent wages and benefits.
Nanci Murdock

Why Dividend Stocks Dominate My Portfolio

Nanci Murdock | July 24, 2015 | Canada Business
I love my friends. Most are kind, two are funny. Three are generous, and another is shrewd. But my BFF? That friend would be my dividends. My proposition to you is that you start to invest. And high-quality dividend stocks with a track record of increasing their dividend payouts are a fantastic place to start.
Brian Robertson

Slash Business Travel Costs with These Five Tips

Brian Robertson | July 24, 2015 | Canada Business
Often SMEs organize their travel on an ad hoc basis, only to find out at the end of their fiscal year that their travel expenses have ballooned. To manage your business travel costs, planning is key. Here are our top five industry tips to help slash your costs.
Natasha Koifman

Is Social Media Making You Soulless?

Natasha Koifman | July 24, 2015 | Canada Living
We don't need an official study to tell us that digital media affects our relationships, although there are many. When we're online 24/7, it's pretty clear that it's going to influence our offline lives too. Digital media is creating a huge disconnect between us that's not going away.
Sen. Art Eggleton

Here Is a Plan for a Vibrant and Sustainable CBC

Sen. Art Eggleton | July 24, 2015 | Canada Politics
The CBC is facing significant challenges. There is the continued rise of the Internet and digital services like Netflix that are changing the broadcasting landscape. More and more content is consumed online. There are also long-standing challenges of competing against the U.S. entertainment giant to our south. With these challenges in mind, here is what I propose. It is important to have a strong and vibrant CBC, to tell our stories, to entertain and inform us as Canadians.
Ken Becker

ESPN Misplaces the Clarity Jug

Ken Becker | July 24, 2015 | Canada Business
During this weekend's golf at St. Andrews, the venerable Sean McDonough let slip the equivalent of an expletive on ESPN's coverage. "...the British Open -- the Open, pardon me..." The tournament was in Scotland, which, last I checked, remains in Britain.
Frank Koller

CBC Needs to Look Inside and Look Ahead to Fix This Mess

Frank Koller | July 23, 2015 | Canada Business
I don't care what Rex Murphy talks about. This is about good journalism and the abuse of privilege. So here's the problem to be faced by CBC managers and programmers who seem so committed to keeping Rex Murphy in the CBC public's eye and ear.
Daniel Tencer

Ontario's Plan For Highway Lanes For The Rich Sends A Terrible Message

Daniel Tencer | July 24, 2015 | Canada Business
Whether you're a climate-conscious progressive or a low-tax conservative, there's something in Wynne's plan for you to hate.
Jeff Quipp

Avoid These Five Common Digital Marketing Mistakes

Jeff Quipp | July 23, 2015 | Canada Business
There may be numerous reasons to explain why you may not be seeing an increase in leads, sales, or other targets on advertising spend. As an example, your ads are sending traffic to your site's homepage instead of to a landing page, designed specifically to convert visitors into leads or sales.
Blair King

Our Demand For Renewable Energy Comes With Canada's Dirty Little Secret

Blair King | July 22, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Asking lesser developed countries to deal with the negative consequences of the mining and refining of rare earths is the ultimate in hypocrisy. We ask for clean technologies but refuse to get our hands dirty in the process.
Ecojustice

Nexen Pipeline Spill Highlights Critical Flaw In Premiers' Energy Strategy

Ecojustice | July 22, 2015 | Canada Alberta
A week after the spill was first reported, Nexen still does not know what caused the pipeline to rupture or when it might have started to leak. The pipeline may have been leaking for hours or even days before a problem was finally detected. Clearly, when it comes to pipelines, new does not necessarily mean better -- or even safer.
David Lester

5 Money Lessons to Teach Your Kids

David Lester | July 22, 2015 | Canada Parents
These five lessons made me a personal finance expert and provided the foundation for an awesome life. Money is a fuel for all the things that you want to be do in life and being smart with it makes things easier. Get your kids to understand and love money as soon as you can. Hard work and mastering money will take them the distance.
Evan Thompson

Great Interpersonal Skills Can Be Learned

Evan Thompson | July 22, 2015 | Canada Business
If you feel you just don't have that gift of natural connection, don't worry. Great interpersonal skills can be learned. You can become aware of others and engage them more naturally and easily than you think. You first need to get over your belief that you're "just not a people person" and that it's not your responsibility to foster teamwork -- just results.
Doina Oncel

How One Woman Is Democratizing the Final Frontier

Doina Oncel | July 22, 2015 | Canada Business
Statistics show that women have been starting businesses at a higher rate than men for the past two decades, and self-made female billionaires are piling up. However, a much more interesting point is the effectiveness of female leadership in organizations.
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