As in, who doesn't love something shiny especially with New Year's coming up? [gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="rand"] Here's some Kara Ross sparkle....

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Resolutions for 2013

Or rather, decision-making about how and where to spend money.

I was thinking about my financial goals for 2013 – paying down my mortgage, growing my business, the usual stuff – when I saw a tweet from @covetedclassics. She tweeted a link from Harper’s Bazaar. One resolution was to wear all the “good clothes” more often. I love this idea since most of us have one or more items that have been designated for special nights out. 

Writing for free

A repost with an update. I was a party last night and it got to the time of night when strangers start talking to each other. I told a man I was a writer and the conversation turned to writing for free. He asked if I...

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Testing the BlackBerry 10 OS, first thoughts

[caption id="attachment_2378" align="aligncenter" width="205"] (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)[/caption] It turns out that being left-handed can constrain you when you're flicking through screens on the BlackBerry 10. It is better when you use your right hand. That's what I found out when I was invited to...

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Let’s talk holiday shopping

Here’s something I drafted but didn’t use. I thought I’d put it here:


Have you started your holiday shopping yet? If you’re like most of us, you’re probably planning do it in the next couple weeks but how are you planning on paying for it?

Here’s what happens – you go into a mall, walk around, peer at things and buy something that might work for our family and friends.  The next thing you know, you’ve overspent your budget and become one of the 12 per cent of Canadians who go into debt for holiday gifts!