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September 3, 2019

One financial habit away from success this fall

Be honest: How many of you have been counting down the days until the kids are back in school? (Australians and Kiwis, you’re off the hook on this […]
May 16, 2018
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Two Words for Women: Be Bold (A Rant)

Warning: Bold language ahead. Proceed at own risk. When I was in Grade 12, I was obliged to have a meeting with our school’s guidance counsellor […]
November 9, 2017
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When Your Support System Fails You

Have you ever had this happen to you: You get a great idea, one that excites you from your hair down to your toes. Perhaps it […]
August 23, 2017
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Do time on the job and experience make you an expert?

It was a simple question: “What are you reading at the moment?” The reaction was interesting, and spoke volumes. Several colleagues had talked to me about […]
June 6, 2017
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Why I told middle school students to fail more often

My daughter’s middle school recently invited me to address the students during their Me to We Day event. I was asked to speak on overcoming hardship […]
May 5, 2015
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Why I Don’t Believe Tenants and What I Do Instead

It doesn’t take much digging to find complaints about landlords: the guy’s a jerk, doesn’t ever repair anything, doesn’t respond to my calls, only cares about […]
March 6, 2015
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From Whom Should You Take Advice?

You’ll hear this at parties, in coffee shops and pretty much anywhere that people hook up to chat. Someone talks about a problem, mentions their conundrum […]
December 10, 2014
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What I Learned from an Olympic Gold Medalist about Pushing Through Failure

Can you think of a moment in your life when you worked very hard to achieve a goal and you failed? Or you tried to accomplish […]
November 19, 2014
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Are You Too Old To Succeed?

Apparently I’m really old. At least that’s what John* the taxi driver implied by association when I rode in his car. When one reaches this delicate […]
July 14, 2014
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Step #1 for Your Money Plan: Start with the Goal

Picture this: It’s time for a holiday, time to get out of this place and get some serious R&R for a few weeks. You pack up […]
April 30, 2014
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How do you start over?

When I asked my readers if there is anything in particular they want me to address, a friend replied, “How do you get your life back […]
May 8, 2013
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You’re 15, you’re married, you’re moving – Tahani’s story

Let me ask you a question: What would you do if you came home from school at 15 years of age only to be told by […]