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  • Financial literacy for seniors – it’s important
    Financial literacy for seniors – it’s important
    Financial literacy is a critical life skill for everybody and especially for older Canadians who may face new and varied financial challenges as they navigate their senior years. Without sufficient financial literacy skills, seniors could be...
  • Automation and Artificial Intelligence
    ERP tools and enterprise automation: Benefits of AI in the business process
    The topic of automation is an interesting one. It is the fodder for Sci-Fi (science fiction) movies and coffee shop discussions. Add artificial intelligence (AI) to the discussion and pretty soon popular regional and global television shows come...
  • Time to clear out the financial cobwebs
    Financial spring cleaning
    As March arrives and the days grow longer, Canadians seem to wake up from the cold, dark days of winter with a renewed energy that finds expression in a burst of spring cleaning. And while you’re getting your house in order, this is also a...
  • Boomers in Love
    Boomers in Love
    Boomers are booming on the ‘love’ front. According to Statistics Canada*, many seniors enter into a second union after a divorce, separation, or the death of a partner. In 2011, 76% of men and 55% of women who had been divorced or...
  • City of Miami - A city of transparency
    City of Miami - a City of transparency
    While many cities and countries in the world are struggling to have more transparency in the political behaviors, because sometimes it is not clear what they are doing with the taxes payers’ money, the City of Miami is showing where and how...
  • Credit Cards 2009
    My personal experience with Dave Ramsey’s debt snowball
    Over the holiday season, an article appeared on my Twitter feed from another passionate financial literacy writer (there are many) titled; Why I Gave Up on Dave Ramsey’s Debt Snowball. Being a coordinator within the Financial Peace...
  • Be ready -- retirement requires saving
    Be ready -- retirement requires saving
    Recent reports suggest many Canadians are not saving enough for retirement*. And with Canadians living longer, healthier lives than ever before, your retirement income will likely need to last for twenty, thirty or more years.That’s why...
  • Elder Abuse 2014
    Elder Abuse 2014
    A fitting end to 2014 would be to end Elder Abuse and the only way for that to ever occur is to understand it. Certainly Elder Abuse is the physical abuse we all have a picture of in our mind; a person sitting in a dank room with an unkempt...
  • Christmas cash for kids – yes or no
    Christmas cash for kids – yes or no
    Giving your kids or grandkids the gift of cash at Christmas is a good thing, isn’t it? Well, yes and no. Yes, financial gifts are always appreciated. But no, because cash is the gift that doesn’t keep on giving – once it’s...
  • Eight Ball
    Are you behind the financial eight ball?
    "Killing Me Softly with His Song" is a song composed by Charles Fox with lyrics by Norman Gimbel. The song was written in collaboration with Lori Lieberman, who recorded the song in late 1971. It was a number-one hit in 1973 for Roberta...
  • Traders at the CBOE July 2014
    Chicago Financial Startup & Entrepreneurial Conference
    Options Alliance and DePaul University’s Arditti Center for Risk Management Present:A Chicago Financial Startup Conference: An Event for Financial Industry Entrepreneurs and StartupsJoin the financial startup revolution for a deep dive into...
  • Financial planning for blended families
    Financial planning for blended families
    Blended families are moving closer to the mainstream – and might include you. The 2011 Census counted “step-families” (Statistics Canada’s term for blended families) for the first time and found that they represent about...
  • Finance experts call for a new global financial order at Beijing conference
    Finance experts call for a new global financial order at Beijing conference
    On Nov. 5, top financial experts concluded a conference held in Beijing, China to discuss economic reforms and how the current global financial system could be adapted or changed to function in a rapidly evolving monetary environment. Members of a...
  • Ex-Reagan advisor: ‘Central banks are sick puppy’s’
    Ex-Reagan advisor: ‘Central banks are sick puppy’s’
    Former Republican U.S. Representative and Director of the Office of Management and Budget under former President Ronald Reagan, David Stockman, said on Thursday that Wall Street is one sick puppy thanks to even sicker central banks around the...
  • The First Annual Queens Health, Beauty and Financial Expo
    The First Annual Queens Health, Beauty and Financial Expo
    The First Annual Health, Beauty and Financial Expo was held on Sept 14 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.at the New York Hall of Science, which provided local Queens residents and their families a chance to venture new ways to health, beauty and finance. Among...
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