Today, we remember our long-time friend, and mentor, Armando Vacca. It’s his birthday; he would have been 59. Armando gave good gifts. Indeed, his life was a gift. We remember you. We miss you. We honour you. Armando Biagio Davide Vacca September 18, 1957 – December 28, 2015 “I have fought the good fight, I […]
Although part of me is reluctant to promote a book series for kids with odd product tie-ins like gift wrap festooned with “M is for Money” logos in a repeating pattern, I agree with the author’s premise that financial literacy should start young. Seriously wealthy McMaster University alumnus and philanthropist Teresa Cascioli is currently six […]
(So imagine giving more than $1 million a week) Corporate giving is down, but clearly not out. Out of this world is Macy’s who last year gave well over $1 million dollars a week ($64 million) to worthwhile charities throughout America. Moreover, they gave 155,000 in volunteer hours. That’s the magic of giving and there’s […]
Today is Charles Dickens’ 204th birthday and I couldn’t be prouder. (Well, I could, but…) Nine months early (in honour of his conception) I celebrated with six of the twelve things he – through his characters – said about money. Now it’s time for #7 to 12. This wasn’t (and still obviously isn’t) my list, it’s from […]
Yesterday afternoon, radios all across Canada were tuned to CBC Tapestry and people had the pleasure of being a fly on the wall when Mary Hynes and I chatted about faith and finances. For the three people who missed the interview it’s offered up here: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/tapestry/winter-survival-guide-1.3399094/reconciling-faith-and-finances-1.3400752 Still not sure if it’s worthwhile to listen? I […]
I subscribe to the Sunday NY Times and love what it has to say. An article in today’s paper really stands out. Entitled “What we can do to close the pay gap,” it appears online with a different title here http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/17/upshot/how-to-bridge-that-stubborn-pay-gap.html?_r=0 I’ve summarized the half-page article so that the five ways she recommends bridging the […]
There’s a neighbour of mine and we talk. Her name is Laurie and we gab about kids, about work…and about money. She tells me she doesn’t have two nickels to rub together and I believe her. Recently she went to a family wedding. Her brother was there. Rich man. He saw that Laurie was wearing […]
Not wanting to wade into Canada’s federal election, I purposefully saved an interesting opinion piece from The Hamilton Spectator until after the dust settled. In the article, McMaster University labour studies and political science prof, Don Wells opens our eyes to the following: The average pay of Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs is over $9 […]
Great news! For those having a hard time finding LOONIE your search is over. Canada’s biggest bookstore is now carrying LOONIE through its online portal: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/loonie-crazy-talk-about-faith/9781551342290-item.html?ikwid=Loonie&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=1 Hey, maybe if enough people buy it Heather will name Loonie as one of her ‘picks.’ Crazier things have happened, y’know.
Wasn’t THAT a party! Over 80 friends and family attended Loonie’s launch at Ancaster’s Marshall Memorial United Church last night. Thank you to all who attended the event and ESPECIALLY to Marshall Memorial who waived the customary rental fee in shared celebration.