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…
Do you know how your seafood is caught?

Seafood is caught in Canada using a variety of fishing gear. Some are known to be harmful to the health of the ocean because they remove species indiscriminately and damage habitat. Up to 10.3 million tonnes of sea life is unintentionally caught…
Are great sales people born or trained?

Selling might come naturally to some people, but there’s often more than meets the eye to a truly great salesperson By David Fuller Columnist, Troy Media The Gilbert family seem like they were born to sell. Will Gilbert sold 16…
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…