Jennifer Boivin

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Saving secrets from Canada's extreme coupon clippers

There wasn't a defining moment when Aimee Geroux knew she was a frugal shopper, but the day an angry customer whipped a pair of new shoes at her was a pretty good sign.<p>The woman was fed up with waiting in line while Geroux racked up savings using her coupons. A pair of airborne sneakers and a few …


Is doing good a sustainable business model?

Call it wishful thinking, but there is a distinctive "feel good" vibe in the air.<p>It has been five years since Lehman Brothers collapsed, sparking a massive global financial crisis that many attribute to unbridled corporate greed.<p>As with all anniversaries, pundits and experts love to examine how far …


Harassment, 'toxic' rifts dogged McMaster business school: report

Recommends 'lengthy' suspensions for five faculty members<p>A new report from a tribunal at McMaster University recommends “lengthy” suspension for five …

A young renter’s dilemma: Buy now or wait?

Her career established, Elspeth is starting to save a little money and wants help devising a financial plan. Most of all, she wants a home of her own.<p>“The biggest question is when can or should I go from renting to buying, particularly in Vancouver’s real estate market,” Elspeth writes in an …

The mesmerizing method in which Mallomars are made

This century-old seasonal treat is only available in the fall and winter months in the U.S., and is manufactured entirely in Canada. For more on the story of Mallomars, check out the October issue of Report on Business Magazine in Friday's Globe and Mail

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Tuition debt carried by many parents to help kids

Many Canadian parents pay a hefty portion of students’ tuition fees, even if it means sacrificing their financial stability, to help their children …