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Financial Sense: Employer Benefits On Maternity Leave

This is a guest post by a fellow working mom who wanted to share her story but wished to remain anonymous (for obvious reasons). All I can say is that I am glad it didn’t happen to me! In Ontario, while a mother (or father) is on maternity/parental leave she is still eligible to use … Continue reading

A Happy Relationship Means Having Your Own Bank Account

Money is the number one issue couples fight about so happy finances does help lead to a happy marriage.  For us, that means we each have our own bank accounts, and we like it that way.  There is no right or wrong way to manage your money (okay there is a wrong way, but not in … Continue reading

Financial Sense: It’s About The Marriage NOT The Wedding

It is no secret. It has been reported time and time again that the number one issue couples fight about is money. So why then, do couples insist on having a wedding they can not afford? If you asked someone if they would sacrificing years of financial security for a good party they would probably … Continue reading

Financial Sense: Don’t Rely On The Same Bank Twice

If you are like me you have several resources when it comes to money.  You may have any (or all of the following: credit card, debit card, chequing account, line of credit, mortgage, loans, RRSPs, RESPs etc. Most people find it convenient to do all of their banking with the same bank.  It makes sense … Continue reading

Twin Tuesday: Does Your Baby Have a Social Insurance Number Yet?

I know, it sounds silly. Why should my baby get a social insurance number when they won’t be working for a long time? I understand. I didn’t get mine until I was 16 and decided I wanted a part time job (in fact I got it behind my mother back…but that’s another story!). Well there … Continue reading

Being a working mom vs a stay at home mom

Before I jump into this post, let me preface it by saying two things. 1. This is a very controversial topic, I am just referencing my personal.experience, so facts not opinions. 2. This is something I could write volumes about (as is the case with a lot of my topics) but for now I am … Continue reading

How do you afford a big family?

This is a question that has plagued me for some time, but I fear to ask it on one of my boards because I don’t want to offend anyone. I see lots of posts from stay at home moms with five or more kids and I just don’t get how they do it. My husband … Continue reading

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