22 Nov
Featured

The magical nature of board games

Ever since my childhood, I have loved playing board games. If memory serves me correctly, the first game I learned to play was something called Ludo. It involved throwing the dice and then moving my token per the number on...

22 Nov
Money

Recognizing dating site scams

In today’s increasingly connected online world, many Canadians turn to social media to chat with family members, and friends, and to meet new acquaintances or love interests. Sadly, fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated in targeting Canadians who use social media...

26 Oct
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Grow poppies this season!

This month, many Calgarians will be sporting a red poppy on their coats as a symbol of remembrance. We don’t have fields of them here, but my mother, who spent her childhood in Europe in the 1940s, remembers seeing fields...

26 Oct
Money

Overcoming your behavioural biases when investing

Investing is rife with choices, and sometimes to avoid the uncomfortable feeling of being overwhelmed, we choose the path of least resistance or go with our gut feeling; we rely on biases or mental shortcuts to guide our decision-making. Further,...

25 Oct
Featured | Wellness & Healthy Aging

The mighty and the tiny

From my very first introduction, I have been fascinated by bonsai trees. A Japanese friend’s father cultivated them, and when he realized that I was interested in his bonsai, he went into great detail about how he grew and looked...

29 Sep
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Embracing the colours of fall

If we reflect back to grade school, the colours of fall were orange, gold, red, and orange, orange, orange! Bulletin boards would be covered with orange corrugated paper. Strings of orange, red, and gold leaves would be hung around the...

29 Sep
Money

Steps to take before getting an investment app

Investing today has never been more accessible. With the advent of electronic trading platforms in 1992, the proliferation of internet accessibility in the mid-to-late 90s and the growing adoption of mobile devices in the early 2000s, investors now have access...