Canada Spending

Spending Habits As Different As Poutine And Apple Pie

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians line up on Boxing Day, while Americans go crazy for Black Friday sales. They have Macy’s and we have The Bay. We may share a border and...

The Incoming Rise of Prescription Drug Spending

Steve Morgan | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Politics
Steve Morgan

The slowdown in total spending on prescriptions in Canada masks dramatic changes in the pharmaceutical sector. Beneath the calm surface lies a rapid decline in spending on widely used medicines to treat relatively common conditions, and even more dramatic increases in spending on medicines used by relatively few people who suffer from serious conditions.

Why You Should Stay Festive and Frugal This Holiday Season

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Impact
Tamara Griffiths

Is it possible for the average person on a budget to have fun at Christmas and do a bit less damage to the planet? Going without gifts may seem a hardship but instead of buying presents we too can focus our festivities on people's interactions, on having fun together, or new experiences.

Suffering from Black Friday Buyer's Remorse?

Anita Saulite | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Anita Saulite

Shopping on Black Friday and on the weekend was a frenzy as retailers advertised huge discounts to part people from their money. So, I want to know, was it worth it? Did you get what you were looking for? Did you find the best bargains and save money on Black Friday? Let's pause. All right, how much did you REALLY spend? If you are like most of us you probably spent more then you planned and are now looking through your receipts to tally up your spending for the BIG REVEAL.

Be Honest, Do You Use Princess Math?

Deborah Nixon | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Business
Deborah Nixon

What is princess math? Your favourite department store is having a half price sale. The gift was originally $200 but you are saving $100. Princess math says -- I was going to spend $200 anyway so now I can buy that purse. The reality is, though, most women aren't flush with money. The problem is that deep down, we know our actions have consequences.

What We Can Learn From These Modest Celebs

Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Living

Spare a thought for celebrities, will you? Sure, they make millions on their various acting/modelling/sports/socialite jobs, they get free gifts galor...

To Tip Or Not To Tip?

The Huffington Post Canada | Karolina Weglarz | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada Style

We've all experienced this quandary: we swipe our credit card after stepping out of that salon chair and debate whether to leave a tip... or not. And ...

Jim Flaherty: Time To Get Spending Under Control

CP | Hugh McKenna, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Despite calls from some quarters to increase economic stimulus, federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says the government must continue doin...

B.C. Voters Can Send City Hall a Message: Less Taxes, Control Spending

Jordan Bateman | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Jordan Bateman

Municipal elections are notable for their small turnout. In many communities across B.C., a few votes can make a big difference, which is why people concerned about high taxes and bloated spending need to vote to change the culture of their council -- and then hold their new leaders accountable for their decisions.

Loonar Eclipse

Andrew Pyle | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada
Andrew Pyle

For snowbirds looking to make their annual sojourn to southern U.S. climates, this recent weakness in the canuck buck couldn't have come at a worse time. My advice for those who are going to be looking to convert Loonies for greenbacks is to stagger those purchases over the next few months.