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Domo focuses on family-friendly benefits

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Employee Benefit News, Health, Quality of Life | 0 comments

By Sheryl Smolkin Published June 18 2017 — Married for over seven years, Jarrick and Michelle Tilby have been unable to conceive a child. That’s why when Jarrick’s employer Domo unveiled a program to offer employees fertility benefits, they immediately called to set up an appointment. “Growing our family is quite frankly the most important thing in our lives,” Tilby acknowledges. Having tried the fertility drug Clomid to no avail, the couple was saving up to pay for...

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Why smart employers are offering fertility benefits

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Employee Benefit News, Health, Quality of Life | 0 comments

By Sheryl Smolkin Published May 14 2017 — Come Recommended founder and president Heather Huhman knows firsthand the challenges of dealing with infertility while working in a busy office. Over the span of five years, Huhman went through IVF seven times, suffered four miscarriages and gave birth to stillborn twins before having her daughter Aurora in January 2016. “While battling infertility for five years, it defined me. I let it run my life. I stopped taking time off from work...

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Mother’s Day: What Our Mothers Taught Us About Money

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Money management, Quality of Life, Tangerine | 0 comments

May 8, 2017 Last Father’s Day, we asked our Forward Thinking contributors to tell us how their fathers shaped the way they think about money. Their personal stories made us realize our parents can be a great source of knowledge and inspiration, so for Mother’s Day, we once again turned to our contributors to share how their mothers set them on the right financial path. We hope you enjoy their stories. Have a happy Mother’s Day! You Are Your Best Investment Rita Silvan When...

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Memorable marriage proposals don’t need to break the bank

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Money management, Quality of Life, Tangerine | 0 comments

You’re planning to pop the question, but you aren’t quite sure of the best way to do it. It used to be that flowers, dinner at a fancy restaurant and a nice ring were enough. But now, social media has made a big deal of viral marriage proposals and suitors who jet their lovers off to exotic places to propose marriage. There are even companies that plan lavish proposals. But you don’t need to spend big bucks to set the scene for the event. There are lots of other romantic...

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June 5: Best from the blogosphere

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Compensation, Consumer savings, Quality of Life, Retirement, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

June 5, 2017 This week it’s back to basics with some of our favourite bloggers. On HowToSaveMoney.ca Heather Clarke shares Budget Home Decorating Ideas. She says you can often make a “knock off” of a pricey designer item and a little bit of spray paint goes a long way. She also reminds us that there are some hidden gems at the dollar store. Rona Birenbaum, a financial planner at Caring for Clients offers 5 reasons why you should negotiate your severance package. She notes that there...

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6 things my Mom taught me about money

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Money management, Quality of Life, Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

By Sheryl Smolkin May 11, 2017 My Mom will be 90 this year and we recently moved her to a private retirement home that specializes in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. In her prime, she was a feisty, fashionable businesswoman. In fact she sold registered educational savings plans well past when most people retire and her employer finally made a retirement dinner in her honour when she was over 80. As we sorted through her condo to get it ready for sale, I realized that my mother taught me many...

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