Shacking up, cohabiting or living in sin. However you label it, it means the same thing – moving in with your partner before you walk down the aisle first. Luckily, gone are the days when it was considered scandalous to move in with your partner before marriage. In fact, these days I’d be more shocked if friends of mine waited until after their wedding to live together for the… View Post

It’s November! Not only does that mean that Christmas is around the corner, but it also means my birthday – the first one since my marriage ended and hopefully the only one during a national Lockdown. Secretly, I had been dreading the day as I wouldn’t be able to see family or friends either in Canada or here in the UK and I expected to feel very lonely. But as… View Post

Every year, I hang up the same advent calendar that my best friend Jamie made me in high school more than 20 years ago. It’s moved with me many times over the years; from where I grew up in a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada to a couple of apartments during university. Eventually, it made its way all the way to England where it hung in several flats around… View Post

I like to think that when it comes to teaching my daughter safety and good manners, I’ve got it under control. Yet when it comes to educating our kids about money, few parents know where to start – myself included. But we parents are the biggest influence on our children’s financial habits – so it’s crucial that teach them that money plays a variety of roles in life, whether it’s… View Post

There are nearly eight million people living alone in the UK according to figures from the Office of National Statistics and it turns out that they are spending £21 a week more on average than those living as a couple. And I should know, I am one of them. Whether you’re single by choice, or as a result of a recent breakup or divorce, living on your own presents some… View Post

I’ve just been a guest on Talk Radio and chatted to Mike Graham about why it’s important to teach our kids about cash. Why not have a watch? I pop up on screen at the 2:25:00 mark. Also, read on to find out all my other top tips for parents. I don’t want to brag, but when it comes to teaching my daughter safety and good manners, I like to… View Post