How can you save money when doing home renovations?

March 26th, 2015

Renovating your home can be one of the most frustrating and expensive projects that you will ever undertake. The time and effort involved in negotiating prices with contractors, dealing with sloppy workmanship or staying within your budget can seem to be interminable.  Often people put home renovation projects on hold for years as they struggle [...]


Do you really save money?

January 10th, 2014

If you type in the words,’saving money’ on your computer, the search engine will display approximately 110,000,000 results. This wide variety of information about saving money is popular because  everyone is feeling the financial pinch. Persons who think they are saving money must also ask themselves if they are saving in some areas of their [...]


Scotia Bank Customers to pay more to cash their cheques.

July 16th, 2013

The major goal of any bank is to make a profit. They might camouflage it in a lot of convincing promises that they are looking out for consumers but the truth is banks need to make money. So how do banks make their money? They charge their customers for every service they provide. Now I [...]


How to plan a graduation party on a budget!

June 19th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer Let’s face it, times are so hard that a lot of things we previously enjoyed doing have taken a backseat. This includes having lavish parties for our loved ones. As a result, a number of people have had to miss out on celebrating life’s milestones because of limited [...]


Should you buy at Customs Auctions?

June 17th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer In this cash strapped economy, consumers are hard pressed to find extra funds. In fact, there are many who lament that their paycheque is not adequate enough for their basic needs. Despite this consumers still battle through to find avenues in which they can save their money. One [...]


How to Buy Gifts on a Budget!

June 14th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer I have always loved buying gifts for others regardless of the occasion. Due to recent financial constraints however, the joy of buying gifts has somewhat lessened. There are many  special days marked on the calendar in which it is customary to buy gifts to show appreciation. So I [...]