In this month’s column, I am responding to a reader’s suggestion regarding savings plans for children and teenagers. I did some “Googling” using the terms children, teenagers and savings. What I found is that the benefits of investing in Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs ) had extensive coverage, but that there weren’t many articles about saving money. Do we happen to live in a society that is all about consumerism?
Shannon Milne - Norwex Consultant, email@example.com 250-423-6815
Ever have a piece of clothing that you can't get the smell out of? Shannon Milne as a Norwex consultant heard this on her first presentation and suggested a basic clean with the Norwex detergent and it worked. Since starting her Norwex business Shannon has heard many stories like this, from a friend who's husband stopped having nosebleeds while he slept, to another client who actually cleaned a car window that was permanently dirty inside.
Boardstiff, 542 2nd Ave Fernie 250-423-3473
In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family and friends with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS’ customers.
- Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk:
There are still 21 days of summer left but at this time of the year everyone is back at work, the children are in school and it’s now time to “knuckle down” for a little while at least. So here it goes …
Financial Fixings with Marie-Pierre Castonguay, CGA - Where Did My Pay Cheque Go?
Before the invention of credit and debit cards, everyone would go to the bank to deposit their pay cheques, and withdraw cash to cover their expenses. When the cash ran out, the spending stopped.
Thinking about starting a business or expanding your current one? Consider writing a Business Plan! It will help you determine if your business idea is viable. It explains what your idea and goals are and how you are going to achieve them. It does take some time to prepare it but is well worth it.
Fernie Fly Fishing, 2131 Highway 3, 250-423-6515
A new fly fish guiding and outfitting business has just opened its doors in Fernie but while the business may be new, this fly fishing outfitter has an abundance of expertise and experience. Internationally recognized and local guides who know these waters like the back of their hand make up the Fernie Fly Fishing team.
Fernie Brewing Co. 26 Manitou Road, 250-423-7797
If you’ve been to a liquor store in BC or Alberta you’ve probably noticed Fernie Brewing Company’s newest additions! With a new bottling line, FBC is excited to now offer What the Huck – Huckleberry Wheat and Ol’ Willy Wit – Belgian White Ale in their 650ml bottles. With all five of their products available on tap, but only the original three available off the shelves, it was time to move their two summer favorites to centre stage.
The Tax Season or Time has been over for a month now. While the experience is still fresh in our minds and we are only five months into 2010, I thought it would be a good time to give you a few tips for the next one.
Have a “special” folder for all the receipts that can be used towards a tax credit. This comment is aimed at the younger readers since I am sure most of you have one these already. In this folder put the receipts that relate to the following:
The international financial crisis that emerged in June 2008 is largely over. There are early signs of a global economic recovery and confidence in financial institutions is returning. The market value of many risky assets is rising as investor confidence builds. The global economy is forecast to continue recovering, although high levels of government and household debt in most mature economies will subdue the rate of growth.