Frugalista: Tips from a Coupon Ninja
Once, they would have called you "cheap". Now, it's just plain smart.
Saving money wherever you can has gone from Gran & Gramp's penny pinching casseroles to the modern frugalista. It's gotten so popular, you might soon be invited to a home party seminar. Huh?
Think Tupperware party ... with coupons.
However, there is much more to saving a buck than simply clipping and...
Chatting with Emily Giffin
In the chick lit arena, Emily Giffin
is a heavyweight. Bestselling author of 4 books including popular duo Something Borrowed
and Something Blue
, her fans are eagerly anticipating the release of her fifth, Heart of the Matter
, due for release in spring 2010.
Yet despite a full editing schedule, she graciously took the time to field ChickAdvisor's member questions about life and literature...
Canadian Billionaire Michael Lee-Chin's Tips for Entrepreneurs
We just attended a really great event put on by Jackie Lee of Recruit My Friends
with Michael Lee-Chin
as the keynote speaker. Lee-Chin is one of the 20 Canadian billionaires on Forbes list and quite an inspirational speaker. He made some interesting points that we thought every entrepreneur (or would be entrepreneur) would benefit from hearing:
- Develop the principals for your business and stick...
H2O+: The Story Behind the Brand
What pops to mind when you think of H20+? If you didn't say water, you might be a chemistry flunky like me. Or maybe you're already a devotee of this revolutionary skin care company and your thoughts turned to a bright airy store with rows of glass jars encasing sea and sky coloured skin pampering goodness. H20+ is an International skin care concept
that is built on the healing powers of...
8 Tips for Working Successfully from Home
by Robin Mitchell
Have you thought about working from home? Of course you have! (that little mix-up with the FedEx guy is totally unrelated
Most successful at-home workers find themselves carrying over the habits and disciplines of a traditional workplace into their home office. It takes a great amount of discipline to successfully work from home. Establishing a routine is key.1....
Taking Control of Your Finances
Chatting at Starbucks with friends recently, I discovered that we have several things in common: we've got the winter blues, Heath Ledger deserves an Oscar, and our top New Year's Resolution is to get our finances in order. The irony of discussing this over $4 lattés was lost on us.
(But we're all moms of toddlers, so we totally deserve this small hypocrisy)
The answer is simple: spend...
How to Quit Your Job and Start a New Career
Somewhere between New Year's free flowing champagne and getting hit with deadlines upon your return to the rat race, you probably made an impulsive resolution to switch jobs. Time off during the holidays can lead to such introspection, so who can blame you?
But is it a good idea, in this economy, to jump ship? Some important considerations before you swagger into the manager's office with...
Sweet Talk with Sugarlime Founder Karen Buder
Canadian west coast readers may already be familiar with Sugarlime
, a popular Vancouver based jewelry company that makes original and highly covetable pieces. The company was founded by husband and wife duo, Karen & Mike Buder, who were bitten by the jewelry bug on a trip to Asia.
Sugarlime's pieces are worn by a number of A list celebrities and they are the exclusive jeweler to...
Stocks & Blondes: Your Investor Personality
So you decided to try trading on the stock market yourself, but haven't a clue of where to begin. The first step is to determine your investor personality.
1. The laissez-faire investor doesn't want the hassle of babysitting their stocks and is more interested in long-term potential than short-term gains. You should focus on quality companies that have consistent earnings and high dividends...
Stocks & Blondes: Before the Bell
Have you ever thought about playing the market? My husband and I started saving for our retirement years ago, trustingly investing in whatever portfolio our financial adviser suggested. For the most part, it was a good choice; some years we averaged 20% gains and in others had small declines.
The carnage of recent months decimated our retirement account below the level of our cash investment. We...