Finance

Thinking of Selling this spring?

As we move into springtime, many homeowners may be thinking of selling. We know for a fact that spring is the most popular time to sell. Possibly because the sun is shining, the grass is growing, and as we come out of hibernation from the …

Healthy homes

As we move towards autumn, many of us are starting to think about home heating. RACHAEL CONE, Director of Total Realty, discusses the changes to the Healthy Homes Standards that are affecting landlords and tenants alike. The Healthy Homes Standards, first and foremost, will make it …

On the move?

Moving can be stressful with children of any age, from a bouncing baby to a trending teenager. Discussing the move with your children, finding the right house, dealing with paperwork, signing on the dotted line… and then there’s moving day! We spoke with Rachael Cone, …

Jobs for older kids and tweens

In her book Smart Money Smart Kids, RACHEL CRUZE explains how you can develop working skills for older kids and tweens. When your kids are in the six-to thirteen-year-old age range, you need to upgrade their chores. By six, they are ready for a little more …

Jobs for little kids

In an extract from her book Smart Money Smart Kids, RACHEL CRUZE discusses how to introduce the concept of working for payment to under fives. Without fail, every time I’m on the road speaking to groups, I have a parent ask me, “How can I …

Power To You

You’re probably well aware of the usual message preached by traditional power companies to ‘help’ you save money on your power bills – use less power. It’s not the best advice, especially when the barometer’s dropping and the forecast is for snow! Discover an energy …

How to raise a (potentially) rich kid

Einstein famously said that compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe – you can teach your child to harness its powers. You may have read the headline and tuned out immediately. But here’s the secret: you don’t have to be a rich …