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Look Great, Spend Less

By Michelle Joseph Leaving your homeland and taking up residence in a brand new country is exhausting. I don’t only mean physically and emotionally – it also affects your bank account. During this time you might ask yourself many questions:…

Shopping: Choosing a Phone

What a confusing world we live in. From one corner of the globe to the next, there are different languages, different cultures, different foods and different politics. And through all this confusion, one would hope that at least our…

Shopping: Good night!

By Gilda Spitz Fully one-third of your life is spent sleeping. You owe it to yourself to make sleep healthy and enjoyable – Sleep Country Canada But where do you start? If you are in the market for a mattress, the choices can be…

Shopping: How to shop safely and avoid fraud

By Christina McDonald In Canada, debit card and credit card fraud are topics of increasing interest and concern. Whether you shop in person or on line, you may be a target for debit card fraud or credit card fraud. Although the risk is low,…

Shopping: Why Pay More?

Every year around the globe people spend over one TRILLION dollars on groceries!  In Canada,  food shopping amounts to (on average) 20% of our family income.  Most newcomers notice that the prices in Canadian stores are much higher that…

Cross Border Shopping

Hockey is Canada’s official favourite pastime. However, cross-border shopping runs a close “unofficial” second. Canada and the United States share a huge 5,000 km undefended border. Seventy-five percent of Canadians live within 100 miles of…

Shop until you drop

By Sabine Ehgoetz While I stare in disbelief at the credit card statement that arrived in the mail today, it occurs to me that the meaning of the word “mall” must come from the French term malheur (which means accident or misfortune). How…