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Fast, Easy, Fresh: 4 Weeknight Dinners to Make in February

Crowd-pleasing sausages, spicy blistered edamame, and the easiest risotto to add to your weeknight dinner roster.<p><b>When you're strapped for time</b> but still craving fast, easy, fresh meals, turn to one of our new favorite quick-comfort dinners made for busy weeknights. Our favorite? A hands-off risotto …

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Financial Sense 201: Going Beyond the Classroom and Making Smart Financial Choices Now

Tom Hanks said, "While I was (in college) I was exposed to this world that I didn't know was possible." College is definitely a time of discovery. We're exposed to new ways of thinking and begin to form our own ideas about the world. Of course, it's also a time for fun. College students are …

10 Picky Eater-Approved Recipes (That You'll Love Too)

The recipes that I get most excited to share are the ones that appeal to my kids as much as they appeal to me -- and let's face it, that's not frequently the case! Here are 10 favorite dinner recipes that have all gotten the thumbs-up from my picky eaters.<p><b>1. Parmesan Crusted Chicken</b><p>This is a great …

Twenty-one ways to achieve wealth and success

In his book, <i>Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don't stop to monitor their everyday patterns? Below I've summarized 19 of his …

Three Advantages Successful People Have That You Can Cultivate Too

Successful people have obvious advantages over the rest of us. These range from being born into a wealthy family to education, gender, race and even having nurturing parents.<p>But if we were to put those aside, which ones are advantages they weren’t necessarily born with? What if we controlled for …

Everything You Need To Know About Keeping Your Food Fresh

Americans throw away nearly half of their food every year, according to a 2012 report by the NDRC. This is alarming -- as Reuters puts it, "Just a 15 percent reduction in losses in the U.S. food supply would save enough to feed 25 million Americans annually."<p>Part of this waste, no doubt, can be …

Searching For A Job: Figuring Out What You Don't Want Is As Critical As Figuring Out What You Want

If you’re one of the millions of twentysomethings who graduated from college this season, you’re likely familiar with the bittersweet feeling that comes with trading in the relative safety and security of a college experience — one that can include a meal plan, required courses, and a fairly …

5 Steps For Leading Through Adaptive Change

Leadership and management are two distinctly different but complimentary skill sets that all companies need. Leaders make sure the organization is doing the right things, while managers make sure they do those things right. Leadership is about coping with change while management is about coping …

10 Tips To Supercharge Your Savings

(<i>This article previously appeared on RealDealRetirement.com</i>.)<p>Most of us find saving difficult. That’s not surprising, as research shows our brains are hard-wired for immediate gratification. The flashy new car we can have right now has a lot more appeal than some vague notion of financial security …

Ten tax tips if you’re married or have a family

Bryan is an employee of mine who's getting married this weekend. Coincidentally, my seventeenth anniversary was last weekend. Bryan was asking me the secret of our successful marriage. I decided to share with him the words of Henny Youngman that I heard at the time I was getting married: "We take …

5 Times Spending More Will Save You Money

The problem, though, is that many people take the route of buying cheaper versions of things they may need in order to satisfy their desires to spend less.<p>When you start looking closer at the mileage you're getting out of your money, it often becomes clear that spending more may actually be …

This Edible Popcorn Bowl Just Changed Movie Night Forever

Popcorn is one of those snacks that always sounds a little boring before you start eating it; but once you start, it becomes totally addictive. Whether it's slathered in butter and salt or coated in caramel, popcorn quickly becomes an unstoppable snack. Popcorn is predictable in that way -- its one …

The evolution of the chief financial officer

Their bosses get all the attention, and if the books don't add up, they get the blame, yet most chief financial officers are content with their careers, says a new study of Canadians in the No. 2 corporate job.<p>The DNA of a CFO report, from recruiting firm Hays Specialist Recruitment Canada, says 95 …

Seven secrets of self-made multimillionaires

First, understand that you no longer want to be just a millionaire. You want to become a multimillionaire.<p>While you may think a million dollars will give you financial security, it will not. Given the volatility in economies, governments and financial markets around the world, it's no longer safe …

5 Ways To Increase Your Career Capital

In November 2013, Accenture conducted a career survey with 4,100 executives from large and medium-sized business, including equal thirds of Boomers, Generation X, and Millenials, and 50/50 men and women. This global research attempted to better understand 3 areas: career capital; the future role of …

How To Get More Done: Time Management For The Rest Of Us

It’s inevitable.<p>You work starts to pile up, your “to do” list gets longer, and you reach the point where you are putting in all the hours you possibly can. As a result, you start groping around for any and all ideas that could ease your workload.<p>Eventually, you turn to the idea of time managment. …

How to give a medal-winning performance as an executive

Canada's business leaders could stand to learn a few lessons about preparation, performance, resilience and recovery from Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes, according to two professors who will be presenting a workshop next month that draws parallels between successful athletes and …

A Simple Guide for Canadians to Legally Enjoy Content from US Netflix: 2014 Edition

Netflix’s low fee of $7.99 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment. Emmy-worthy television content such as House of Cards …

The 25 Highest-Paying Companies For Interns

Not all internships are created equal.<p>At the same time that some former interns are suing their past employers for paying them below minimum wage, other companies are paying their interns so much that, if their pay were turned into an annual salary, they would be making over $75,000 — about 50% …

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7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

There are very few great managers. And even fewer great leaders. Making your team happy by displaying behaviors that are expected from you as a manager is hard. But it is even harder to inspire people to follow you, especially if you don’t have direct authority over them.<p>Leaders are not always …

Toronto entrepreneur makes Forbes’ ‘30 under 30’ music list

A 26-year-old Toronto entrepreneur, who quit his investment banking job to pursue his dreams, has made Forbes magazine's "30 under 30" list for music, alongside industry heavyweights like Drake and Lady Gaga.<p>Derrick Fung is the mind behind Tunezy, a website that allows fans to pay for unique music …

A New Financial Tool Is Changing The Way Americans Save

With the right tools and a little guidance, everyone can build the savings necessary to create a path to prosperity. Providing those resources is the mission behind EARN.org. EARN’s objective is to empower one million Americans to save $1 billion by 2022. It’s a lofty goal, but an innovative new …

Learn, Unlearn And Relearn: How To Stay Current And Get Ahead

My kids can’t comprehend how I ever organized a social life back in the ancient pre-Facebook era. Their digital brains boggle even further trying to imagine how anyone ever did their job without computers, email or mobile phones.<p>‘We used to send smoke signals,’ I chide them.<p>In their world, as they …

20 Regional Chains We Wish Would Go National

7 business lessons from Grammy winners

Slide 1 of 9<p>Most of us will never perform on-stage at the Grammy’s, but budding entrepreneurs can still learn a thing or two from the off-stage …

An MBA student’s eternal question: ‘Is it worth it?’

<i>Linda Chew is a finance professional enrolled in the two-year, full-time MBA program at Columbia University in New York. Originally from Vancouver, she is a graduate of the Commerce program at Queen's University in Kingston. Linda began her career at Deloitte</i> <i>LLP, where she spent four years in its</i> …

10 Phrases You Use That Are Killing Your Business

Words are interesting means of communication. Even under the best of circumstances with the most knowledgeable wordsmiths involved, a simple conversation can result in a disastrous misunderstanding. Sometimes the tools we use to transmit are at fault. Tone can get lost via email. Words can be hard …