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 […]
Hey, whatever you resolve, just be certain to always be thankful for what you’ve already been given!
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 […]
Me listening to Kelly Clarkson? Clearly I’ve lost it. While I prefer Charice Pempengco’s version (Google it, you’ll be thankful you did), this lyric version allows you to concentrate on the words and the true meaning behind them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMwoX_IefPg
Peace on Earth. And in our homes. And in us, too. That’s been MY grown up list for the last number of years. (That and the winning 649 lotto ticket).