Category: Lifestyle

Buy Canadian economics carry a steep cost

While Canadians may embrace buying Canadian food products in retaliation for the trade dispute with the U.S., it won’t come cheap By Sylvain Charlebois Senior Fellow Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Canadians are encouraging one another to go “Trump-free” –…
Serving up an unpalatable business model

Restaurants are struggling to find staff and keep profit margins healthy. But automation and careful management can help By Roslyn Kunin Columnist Troy Media If you’re going to a restaurant, don’t go hungry. Just about every coffee shop and eating…
Ensure you’re insured if you travel south

If you’re over 55 and planning an extended trip down south, there are a few things you should know about extended stay travel insurance. In a recent TD Insurance survey of snowbirds who are planning to travel, almost one in…
Think carefully before paying a contractor up front

You’ve decided to get going on your dream renovation and worked out the details with a contractor. Now you’re anxious to get the work started. But the contractor wants half the money up front. What should you do? Think very…
The benefits of eating sustainable seafood

Want to feed your family something that is delicious, nutritious and sustainable? Try wild seafood — when sourced responsibly, it is healthy for you and for the planet. Wild seafood is a renewable resource that requires minimal freshwater to produce,…
CPP is already planning for your retirement

Did you know you’re already planning for your retirement? If you’re between 18 and 70, working within Canada outside of Quebec and earning more than $3,500 each year, you’re actually making your financial future more secure with each paycheque through…
Toxic bosses a career-builder’s worst nightmare

Technology industries are rife with toxic managers, many are brilliant but twisted geeks responsible for creating breakthrough technology Every industry has its fair share of toxic bosses. Many are accomplished, and extremely successful. Some are working for or running well-known…
The dangers of over-extending yourself

There is good stress and there is bad stress. Can you recognize the difference? There is good stress and there is bad stress. Pleasant events – starting college or a job – can be stressful in a positive way. And…