New Year's Resolution: Reward Myself More Often (for free, obviously)Sponsored Post
For a girl who struggles over which variety of apples to buy at the supermarket, I'm not sure how I'm going to handle this. The time has come for me to choose where I'll redeem some of my hard earned points from my American Express ChoicePlus card
This is no ordinary points Card. You earn points everywhere but get double points from 5 places of your choosing
Double Up on Rewards Points? We Take ChoicePlus for a Test DriveSponsored by American Express Canada
The last two years have been a blur. Between having a baby
, buying a 120-year-old house
, and figuring out how to balance it all with a job I love, let's just say I'm personally keeping all the coffee houses in Toronto in the black.Recently
we told you about the newly released ChoicePlus Card
from American Express. It allows you to choose five...
The New Credit Card That's Made For You (Literally)Sponsored by American Express Canada
I'm a huge points fan. Whether it's collecting enough for free lipstick at the drugstore or earning enough for a flight, I'm all over it.
But let's be honest: it takes a fairly long time to earn enough to buy anything or go anywhere. That's why I was interested to learn about the new ChoicePlus Card
from American Express that...
12 Job Interview Tips (plus enter for a chance to win*!)Sponsored
You've written a killer resume, scoured the job postings, and worked your professional contacts. Now you've been invited to an in-person interview... are you ready?
Take confidence in the fact that being offered an interview in the first place says that the company is already seriously interested in your skills, so all you need to do is close the sale. Here are 12 tips to...
Shopping on Black Friday: Deal or Dud?
In one week's time, around 150 million people will hit the Black Friday sales spending somewhere in the neighborhood of $11 billion, if last year's stats
are an accurate predictor.
In many cases, people will go straight from their Thanksgiving dinner tables to stand shivering in the frigid cold for hours and prepare for what usually devolves into sharp elbows and shouting matches over cheap...
Tip Tuesday: 6 Money Saving Tips with your Groceries
With all the foodie talk I do
, it shouldn't be a surprise that I love delicious food. Because food and I are so tight, I eat out a lot. It's a fun adventure for me! I love trying new things and there is nothing more satisfying for me than checking off a restaurant on my 'To Try' list. The only problem with this is that it can get pretty pricey.
It occurred to me that if I...
7 Back To School Study Tips
Heading back to school or university? After the initial excitement of seeing old pals, buying glossy new supplies, and blowing the budget on completely unnecessary locker door decor, we know the reality of student life will settle in with a thud--Timetables. Deadlines. Budgets.
Most students just muddle through and make do, but there are simple ways you can make your Back to School reality check a...
From Piggybank to Paris – An Easier Way to Build Your Savings Without Breaking Your BudgetSponsored
When I was very young, a well-intentioned uncle opened up a bank account in my name and deposited $5 for my birthday. So instead of a cotton candy-coloured My Little Pony that would have earned me serious schoolyard fame, I got a somber-looking bankbook tucked in a shiny plastic sleeve.
Despite my initial lack of enthusiasm, it kicked off a great habit of squirreling away part...
I'm Taking Control Of My Financial Destiny (or at least, not being an idiot with money)
I was 18 when my mother removed herself as the co-signer on my checking account. It was five days before I left for college and she handed me my checkbook like she was handing me a set of keys to a secret treasure chest.
"Nora, she said, "you are now in control of your financial destiny. Use this wisely."
And yes, she paused that dramatically because that is how she likes to speak during important...
On Fear, Sweating, and My Lady Gaga Moment
"All that ever holds somebody back, I think, is fear. For a minute I had fear. I went into the dressing room and shot my fear in the face..."
~ Lady Gaga
I'm afraid of just three things in this world: spiders, the look my Dad gives me when he's truly angry with me, and speaking in front of people.
The first two make perfect sense: spiders are the devil's children sent to terrorize me with...