Why not to have children… ever

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From the time I was about 8 years old, I’ve been pretty adamant about not having children. As a child, I even disliked baby toys. Especially those creepy dolls with the eyes that closed when you lie them down. :S Flash forward to present-day me. I still have absolutely no desire to pass on my genes. A few years ago, my friend was 28 and she was desperate to find a husband and pass on her genes...

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My favourite Christmas memories

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Thanks to Sicorra @Tackling Our Debt for organizing today’s blogging party post! You can check out the entries from all the participants back at Tackling Our Debt. As a child of immigrant parents, we did not celebrate Christmas as part of our ethnic culture.  However, my parents were always proud to say that we were Canadian first and everything else second.  They jumped wholeheartedly into...

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Investing in your family’s future with insurance

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This is a guest post from John Michael, a third party personal financial advisor for consumers interested in investments and securities.   Most people know that it’s important to set aside some money for a rainy day.  Having an emergency fund is a necessary part of a healthy budget because it lets you weather unexpected expenses like repairing an appliance or paying a medical bill.  Most financial...

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Family and finances

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I have a cousin in Ontario who is a year younger than me. She’s always been lucky.  I remember that as children, I used to visit her family’s house a lot.  She always had the most toys and the latest gadgets.  I used to be quite jealous.  Then as young adults, her parents paid for her to go to university while I struggled to navigate living on my own, student loans, and credit card...

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