Calgary Financial Planning Firm Wins International Award

Ideal Life Experience Ltd. recognized as Best Boutique Financial Advisory for 2018

Calgary Financial Planning Firm Wins International AwardNews release Wealth and Finance International recognized a Calgary firm, Ideal Life Experience Ltd. as Best Boutique Financial Advisory for 2018. Earlier this year, Ideal Life Experience Ltd. was nominated by KPMG for People’s Choice Award & ATB Small Business of the Year Award! “I’m very humbled by the attention,” said Dean Kendall, CEO, “I…

HealthQ app developed by physicians and nurses

With HealthQ, users can track their upcoming appointments, personal medication renewals and reminders, screening tests and recommendations

HealthQ app developed by physicians and nursesNews release HealthQ is a bilingual medical reminder app for your smartphone that enables you to organize your and your family’s health care needs. HealthQ is available free for download on Apple and Google Play app stores. “When was my last check-up?” “When is my child due for his/her next immunization?” “Do I have any refills left…

Surprise tax bill in the mail was the final straw

Four Albertans rebounding from debt: ‘I was losing sleep and avoiding phone calls from unknown numbers’

Surprise tax bill in the mail was the final strawSpecial Report Part 2 in our five-part series Back in Balance Name: Amy Mahon Occupation: Mother of four children, full-time administrative assistant for Alberta Health Services Age: 41 Amy Mahon remembers her breaking point. It was the day she opened a letter from the Canada Revenue Agency and read that she owed $5,000 in back taxes.…

The case for repealing Suzuki’s honorary degree 

With views so antithetical to university’s value system, Suzuki is incapable of honouring the spirit of the school

The case for repealing Suzuki’s honorary degree As a graduate of the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, I have written the school’s senate and its president urging them to reverse the decision to award David Suzuki an honorary degree. I pointed out that the decision is contrary to the strategic plans of both the senate and the university. Here’s why: The…

The stories of four Albertans working to slay their debt demons

Albertans are racking up debt in record levels but help is available

The stories of four Albertans working to slay their debt demonsSpecial Report Part 1 in our 5-part series Back in Balance Albertans are drowning in debt and many don’t even realize it until the creditors come knocking. Almost every week, another distressing report emerges about Canadians’ rising household debt. Albertans consistently sit at the top of the in-the-red list. This province has just come through…

Why is the anti-fish farm lobby so afraid of science?

Anti-fish farm activists ratchet up conspiracy campaign against Canadian scientists and studies

Why is the anti-fish farm lobby so afraid of science?Fearing that Canadian science will drown out their claims, the anti-fish farm lobby has embarked on a campaign to discredit upcoming studies by the government to develop better aquaculture standards. Taking the cue from Twitter-in-chief Donald Trump, who constantly tells his core supporters not to believe any official investigation about him, the activists’ campaign is…

Everything you’ve ever heard about Paris is true

But like a flirtatious mistress, she will drive you to distraction while capturing your soul

Everything you’ve ever heard about Paris is trueEverything you’ve ever heard about Paris is true: Expensive. Unfriendly. Grimy. Noisy. Gaudy. Congested. So why do I ache with longing whenever I hear the name? And why do I spend every cent I can spare to fly there again and again when there are a thousand-and-one other places in the world I’ve yet to…

Our tips for planning your vacation to France

Planning a vacation in France can be a daunting task, but here are some short cuts which can help

Our tips for planning your vacation to FrancePlanning a vacation in France can be a daunting task, but there are some short cuts which can help. First, understand France as a group of very different provinces. For example, the Riviera is a very different kind of place from the Luberon which is again different from Normandy. Read about the regions and link…

Early dementia diagnosis helps patients live fuller lives

There comes a moment when the doubt disappears and the panic sets in

Early dementia diagnosis helps patients live fuller livesThere comes a moment when the doubt disappears and the panic sets in. For one retired executive, that moment came in January 2007 while he was driving his car to pick up a DVD at the library near his home in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey, B.C. As he was heading to his destination, he…

5 Financial Risks to Starting a Business

In order to gain the financial rewards of starting a business, you have to be willing to take some risks

5 Financial Risks to Starting a BusinessAs the economic climate cools off from recent budget changes, many individuals are taking control of their own earnings and starting a business. For many entrepreneurs, there are many challenges to starting a successful business. You have to be prepared mentally and financially. Once you have the right plans and mindset, a new venture can…

Five ways to spot a psychopath boss

Do any of these characteristics remind you of anybody you know?

Five ways to spot a psychopath bossImagine you are a CEO and you need to hire a vice-president to turn around a failing business unit. You are down to the last two. There is Jane, who is charming and ambitious and drives the team hard. No fools are suffered, the dead wood is hacked and the parking lot is full from dawn to dusk. Jane…

What are the best iPad Apps for adults?

Whatever your choice, you can be certain that if you have thought about it, there is an app that covers that need

What are the best iPad Apps for adults?No matter what the arguments are, the iPad is still the best of them all, and especially if you happen to have the new, 9.7-inch version that was released this April, in fact, there were several apps built specifically for that device, and we do love our apps! There have been lists upon lists of…

5 tips for getting the best deal when buying a car

Buying a new car is a big step, so you should do absolutely everything you possible can to save money

5 tips for getting the best deal when buying a carIf you are looking at buying a new car, it is important that you take the time to consider some simple but effective tips that will help you get the best possible deal. A lot of people rush into getting this sort of loan, and as a result they end up regretting it. There are…

Paradise lost: dark economic clouds gather over Spain

The world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, is betting against Spain. Investors should wonder why

Paradise lost: dark economic clouds gather over SpainSpain is one of the most popular destinations in the world for a beach holiday, but its business climate is less welcoming at the moment, thanks to a huge hedge fund bet. The world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, has bet $22 billion that the share prices of several European companies will go down. The…
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