Is there power in positive thinking?

The idea that you can think your way to financial success is a staple of both business books and the self-help movement

Is there power in positive thinking?If you’ve ever picked up a motivational book or attended a wealth building seminar, you’re probably already familiar with terms like “Positive Thinking” and “Create your own destiny.” Ever since Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking hit New York Times’ Bestseller List in 1952, the idea that you can think your way to financial…

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…

The best wedding fits the family budget

Tailor your wedding budget to ensure your family and friends can actually afford to be there

The best wedding fits the family budgetDownload this column on planning a wedding for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Jul 20, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Celebrations – birthdays, marriages, christenings, graduations – used to bring families together. These days, they are just as likely to cause discord and financial stress. Weddings,…

How to look good for less

Don’t get shaved on your haircuts

How to look good for lessDownload this column on ways to look good for less for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Jul 8, 2015/ Troy Media/ - I remember it well. Back when I was flush with cash – or wanted the world to think I was – I forked…

Turning cutting corners into an adventure

Living within your means can be fun

Turning cutting corners into an adventureDownload this column for your publication or website CALGARY, AB Jun 5, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Have you ever thought that paring your budget meant giving up on travelling to places you haven’t been to before? Gritted your teeth and grimaced as you sat down to pare fun from your cost of living? Worried that…

TFSAs work for working people too

Don’t be swayed by the criticism: TFSAs are an accessible savings tool that helps you build wealth now

TFSAs work for working people tooDownload this column for your publication or website CALGARY, AB, May 19, 2015/ Troy Media/ - In the last few weeks, some Canadian politicians have attacked Tax Funded Savings Accounts as a tool rich folks use to sock away fortunes without paying taxes. They’re unhappy that the maximum amount Canadians can contribute to TSFAs is…

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,…

Life-long learners more mentally fit to navigate daily life

Working a MOOC or two into your lifestyle may also improve your financial health

Life-long learners more mentally fit to navigate daily lifePurchase Life-long learners more mentally fit to navigate daily life CALGARY, AB, Apr 11, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Are you looking for a way to learn without quitting your day job or chalking up debt? Then you might want to a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered through a platform such as Coursera, UdaCity or…

Sewing your way to savings

But be warned, the costs can add up

Sewing your way to savingsPurchase Sewing your way to savings CALGARY, AB, Mar 28, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Can sewing your own stuff save you money? The short answer is, ‘maybe.’ Let’s look three scenarios to see where sewing cuts costs. Scenario One: You’re scanning for deals in a designer clearance outlet, hoping to spot a new winter coat…

Cutting Corners on your cup of coffee

Even the inventor of those little pre-packaged coffee pod thingies believes they are too expensive

Cutting Corners on your cup of coffeePurchase Cutting Corners on your cup of coffee CALGARY, AB, Mar 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ - OK. I confess. I own one of those one cup coffee makers that overload landfills and rob bank accounts. Here’s why: When I am snowed under with deadlines, pretending that my kitchen is an upscale coffee house lessens my…
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