‘Frankie’ was the life of holiday parties

I had no doubt that my 93-year-old mother would like to spend the holidays with us, but I wanted her to make the decision herself

‘Frankie’ was the life of holiday parties//  holiday Holiday  holiday [popup url="link here" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] VANCOUVER, B.C. Jan. 3, 2016/ Troy Media/ – I had no doubt that my 93-year-old mother would like to spend the holidays with us at our West Coast home near Powell River, but I wanted her to…

Why a close family is worth preserving

Close, quality relationships to family and friends, and enduring, supportive marriages lead to health and happiness

Why a close family is worth preserving//  family, christmas   family, christmas [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2015/12/why-a-close-family-is-worth-preserving/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/lifestyle-family/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]family[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/christmas/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Christmas[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] RED DEER, Alta. Dec. 30, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Do you hear what I hear? It's the glorious sound of post-Christmas silence, and…

New strategies to keep food costs down this summer

Don’t despair when your frugal habits don’t seem to keep costs down

New strategies to keep food costs down this summerDownload this column on food costs for your publication or website. FREE or Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Jul 31, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Has your grocery bill increased at an exponential rate this summer? You’re not alone. According to Statistics Canada’s June 2015 Consumer Price Index, Canadian consumers…

If governments force Canadians to save more for retirement, voluntary private savings will shrink

A $1 increase reduces private savings – which could be used for home ownership – by around the same amount

If governments force Canadians to save more for retirement, voluntary private savings will shrinkDownload this column on CPP contributions for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use By Charles Lammam and Ian Herzog The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, BC Jul 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - In recent years, there’s been a strong push to expand the Canada Pension Plan, and Ontario intends to launch an additional…

Think twice before dumping your landline

What you need to consider before you opt to cut the cord

Think twice before dumping your landlineTo download Think twice before dumping your landline for your publication or website click here CALGARY, AB, Apr 26, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Thinking of dumping your landline now that your family owns a handful of smartphones? You aren’t alone. In 2013, 20 per cent of Canadian households dumped their landline. Among Canadians under 35,…

A political tale of two dysfunctional families

Edward Klein’s book Blood Feud clearly shows that the Obamas and Clintons loathe each other

A political tale of two dysfunctional familiesA political tale of two dysfunctional families FREE to subscribers CALGARY, AB, Mar 3, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Observing the dysfunctional and bitterly partisan politics between Democrats and Republicans in the United States, one would think that in-fighting within a party would be powder-puff style in comparison. One would be wrong, as Edward Klein’s book Blood…

The benefits of letting go of stuff

There’s no U-Haul behind the hearse to carry it all anyway

The benefits of letting go of stuffPurchase The benefits of letting go of stuff TRAIL, BC, Feb 1, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Nearly 20 years ago, I declared a war on stuff. I was helping to clean out the house of a favourite relative who had died and there were moments when the sheer volume of stuff threatened to overwhelm us.…
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