It’s that time again! You have already spent a small fortune on school clothes and supplies and now you will be spending another one on after school activities.
Here a few ideas on trying, if possible, to reduce the costs associated with these activities.
Establish a budget and respect it.
Happy Cow, 561B Highway #3 250-423-8381
Fernie’s newest addition is Happy Cow Ice Cream and Desserts, located along the highway next to the Cincott Market. Wendy Lyn and Dan Worth are creating handcrafted ice cream and desserts, including ice cream, waffle cones, cakes, pies and much more. Happy Cow will be open all year round, and offer pre-orders for special occasions and seasonal surprises. For more information visit their facebook page or stop by the shop.
True Axe Timber Crafts, 250-423-6119, www.trueaxe.ca
I am writing this column a few weeks before our family trip to Montreal. Lately, I have been reminiscing about my late teens and early twenties since I will be seeing some of my girlfriends during this visit.
Bright Beginnings,1601 2nd Ave 250-423-8653
Bright Beginnings is on the move! They are pleased to announce their relocation to The Learning Center, and would like to thank School District 5 for continuing to support Bright Beginnings and helping them transition to their new home, only a short block away.
While I was getting my weekly latte and muffin, the owner of the coffee shop mentioned that she was concerned with young adults being offered credit cards with high limits and that they did not yet have the life experience to use them properly.
Credit cards are a good way to establish a credit history which is needed when applying for loans or mortgages and they are convenient when travelling, that is all!
For most of us, the month of May is when we take care of the things we neglected during the winter season. We put away our winter gear and take out the summer and thoroughly clean our houses because in a month from now or so there won’t be any time for that again!
Since you will have more time on your hands you may want to consider keeping track of your expenses for a couple of months and see how you can “tweak” them a little to be able to afford some new gear, to travel or to achieve the financial goals that matter to you the most.
photo: New Yoga Studio in Sparwood, Maitri
Country Animal Hospital (CAH), Fernie 1-406-889-5535 or 1-406-260-1454
photo: Ahead of the Curve - Bob Maudie
Ahead of the Curve, 250-423-3423
Ahead of the Curve Physiotherapy, the Elk Valley's physiotherapy expert for custom foot orthotics and advice on walking and running, is pleased to announce that as of May 1, Bob Maudie will be taking over the practice as owner/operator Heather Kerr starts her maternity leave.
You are probably trying to get over the fact that there are only 3 weekends left of skiing… I am too!
This is a reminder, not a gentle one, that your personal tax returns are due by the end of this month, on April 30th.
For those of you who haven’t filed them yet, you have 4 weekends left or 3 if you will be participating in the Powder Pedal Paddle Relay Race!
Here are few non-refundable tax credits, and if applicable to you, they can help reduce your taxes payable.