December 2017

Dec 18 2017
Imagine you could spend your entire income to pay off your mortgage faster. To determine how long that might take, researchers at Point2 Homes calculated the median multiple (ratio of median house price to median household ... Read More more...

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Dec 18 2017
Last week, we released Ratehub.ca’s 2017 Digital Money Trends Report, where we analyze the relationship between Canadians and personal finance. Specifically, the report looks at trends related to credit cards, saving, insurance, and more. Here’s what ... Read More more...

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Dec 17 2017
Day 4: Do one thing out of your comfort zone today Day 4 - You’re still digesting the 3 blocked areas from yesterday, so while that’s marinading, today is the ‘out of your comfort zone’ challenge day! Your homework is simple yet challenging: Do one thing out of your comfort zone today. It can be something as simple as going to a yoga class this afternoon if you’ve never done yoga, to something bigger. Something perhaps you’ve wanted to do, but have been putting off. In the words of NIKE, Just Do It. I encourage you to Google activities out of your comfort zone if you can’t think of any. Going out of our comfort zone challenges and awakens you in more ways than you can imagine. That’s today’s challenge. It’s a FUN one! more...

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Dec 16 2017
Want to make a statement at your next holiday party? Take your style cue from this week’s gorgeous Customer Of The Week, Debbie who sported this shimmery number by Aidan Mattox. “Thanks to RfR, I strutted into my athletic banquet feeling like a winner! With expert styling and a dazzling Aidan Maddox design, we achieved a sporty chic look that was the perfect complement to my shiny new trophy!” – Debbie  […] more...

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Dec 16 2017
Day 3 – You’ve narrowed things down to ONE goal to focus on for the New Year. Today, write down 3 things blocking you from attaining your goal. Expand as much as possible. Doing this will help bring the situation to life- and actually, perhaps, you might realize you are not as stuck as you think. When you write about the blocks, that begins the unblocking process. Examine belief systems holding you back from achieving your goal. Things like “I’m not good enough. Unlovable. Not deserving...” When we awaken ourselves to what is blocking our path, we begin to build a roadmap through. more...

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Dec 15 2017
Here’s what caught our eye this week: CREA cut its real estate outlook for 2018 The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) cut its 2018 real estate forecast in light of new OSFI mortgage rules coming into ... Read More more...

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Dec 15 2017
So, how did yesterday go? Did you come up with 3? Follow WomenOnTheFence.com all week for my daily life coaching challenge/homework to begin getting off the fence. If you’re late to the game, just start from day 1 and proceed daily. Let's recap day 1. Day 1 - Write down 3 areas you’re stuck (Example: you're currently in a job you dislike, you want to lose weight, get your finances in order, you want to fix your marriage, be a better parent, find more me-time, stop smoking, etc)... more...

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Dec 14 2017
The 7-Day #GetOffTheFence 2018 Challenge STARTS NOW! You might remember that I launched a movement a few years ago to inspire men, women and children globally to GET OFF THE FENCE! We launched our free app, it was a call to action to inspire you to get off the fence, get unstuck, and thrive. Since I have made it my life's mission over the past eight years to inspire women to get off the fence and unstuck, I'm super excited to launch our 7 day #GetOffTheFence Challenge! It's simple to participate! Follow me on Instagram or subscribe to this blog and follow the daily life coaching homework to begin getting off the fence. The challenge will go 7 days long. more...

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Dec 14 2017
Post Views = 82Surviving and thriving in times of uncertainty and chaos is critical to our individual and organizational survival.  It has been the focus of a series of 7 posts sharing 7 simple but powerful ways to develop what I call your 3Q Edge-your ability to think, feel communicate and execute in new ways that […] more...

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Dec 14 2017
Most people don’t love to shop for financial products. And why would you? Switching chequing accounts can seem like a tedious task that’s easier left undone. According to Ratehub.ca’s 2017 Digital Money Trends Report, one-quarter of ... Read More more...

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Dec 13 2017
If you’re carrying credit card debt, it makes sense to pay it off as soon as possible. To do this, you have a few options to accelerate the speed with which you can pay it off, ... Read More more...

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Dec 12 2017
RfR was recently featured on Notable Life in their article on Style Hacks Heading Into The Holiday Season where top style influencers such as Tara Rivas, Meghan Kraft, Sara Duke, Muna, and Meredith Shaw (as seen below in our Red Velvet Long Sleeve Gown by Badgley Mischka) share their style advice to help get us all holiday ready! Read the full article here. more...

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Dec 12 2017

#BeTheChange 'The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.'   ~Oscar Wilde #InternationalVolunteerDay (Dec 5th)   Thanks to EVERYONE who has donated their time and/or food/clothing/money to City Street Outreach or any worthwhile charity. #BeTheChange   I would like to use this newsletter to give a shout out to a couple of [...]

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Dec 12 2017
In Canada, very few people don’t have a bank account. There are only six countries in the world where a greater percentage of the population has a bank account. It’s estimated that just nine of every ... Read More more...

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Dec 11 2017
As you’ve probably heard, if you have not yet experienced it yourself, it’s not easy to power UP as a committed parent in the United States, where business and culture are so invested in rapid growth. It’s even harder in Silicon Valley, where every company is in a race to ship first and where, in large part, men with spouses who take the domestic lead, if not the entire burden, still write the rules of professional engagement. One time I was about to be interviewed for a live technology news broadcast. It was minutes before we went on the air, and the reporter and I were seated in our chairs next to each other. The reporter noticed me jotting things down on a small notepad and asked if I was preparing my answers, reminding me that I could not read anything off my pad while filming. I showed him what I was writing. When he saw it he laughed. “I’ve never had anyone about to go on live TV writing their grocery list!” he said. Maybe I was the first working mother he had as a guest. “It’s my next stop after your show,” I said. “When else am I going to write it?” more...

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Dec 11 2017
Q. What is a home equity of line of credit? A home equity line of credit (HELOC) is a revolving line of credit that leverages the equity in your home. With a HELOC, you can choose when and ... Read More more...

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Dec 10 2017
Rent frock Repeat was recently featured on styledemocracy.com in their article titled, Where To Get Affordable Party Dresses So You Don’t Go Broke Over The Holidays.  ‘Tis the season to be jolly! While we watch our December calendars get busy with festivities, fun, and gift-giving, the expenses sure do add up. So before you drop half your rent on a party outfit, we suggest you take a look at our list of the […] more...

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Dec 08 2017
Here’s what caught our eye this week: Toronto approves new short-term rental rules for services like Airbnb This week, Toronto city council approved regulations for short-term rentals in Toronto, allowing homeowners to rent out principal residences ... Read More more...

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Dec 07 2017
Canadian Curvies, a group of four Canadian women and models, who stand for body positivity recently launched #ProjectRed. A photoshoot featuring 17 gorgeous women from all walks of life who are sharing their thoughts on the future of the Ca... more...

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Dec 07 2017
When you receive an inheritance, it can be difficult to decide what to do with it. It’s probably one of the few windfalls you’ll receive in your life. You want to be respectful of the gift ... Read More more...

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Dec 06 2017
The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year but if you’re one of the many people who choose to travel this season, chances are there’s some stress mixed in with your holiday cheer. Luckily, National Geographic Contributing Editor, Heather Greenwood Davis stopped by The Social to share some tips to make your trip a whole lot easier. Heather was spotted wearing our Aidan Mattox floral dress. Rent it, here. Click to read […] more...

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Dec 06 2017
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Dec 06 2017
On this morning's Global TV segment, I spoke all about upcoming December exams and shared tips and tactics on how to help our kids de-stress and thrive during this overwhelming period. We are dealing with this now in our home as my 9th grader starts exams in two weeks. I have been taking my own advice, and guiding him to avoid cramming, start backward planning, and learn proper stress management tools. We're a work in progress. more...

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Dec 06 2017
In its last rate announcement of the year, the Bank of Canada said Wednesday it’s holding its overnight lending rate at 1% amid below-target inflation and the “evolution of the risks and uncertainties” around international trade ... Read More more...

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Dec 06 2017
What would you do with an extra $100 in your shopping budget? Until Dec. 31, Ratehub.ca is running two free gift card offers on two of the best credit cards in Canada. Use it to bolster ... Read More more...

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Dec 06 2017
Learn how to make this super easy Snowman handprint Christmas tree ornament. This is an easy craft for kids to do. Make sure to check out our other fun crafts for kids here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… more...

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Dec 05 2017
The end of the year can be a little stressful. The holidays can bring up all kinds of emotion. Trying to plan your next year can create even more stress. If your year has been a little (or a lot) rough, you can also end up feeling like a failure or just wishing for the […] more...

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Dec 05 2017
Have you been suffering from chronic fatigue lately? Find yourself tossing and turning at night unable to shut off your brain? Feeling at a low... emotionally, physically or spiritually? Have you lost your appetite? Or are you binge eating from stress or boredom? Been looking for your mojo and can't seem to find it anywhere? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Many women today are running on empty. November and December are tough months - that low-energy feeling that can accompany limited amount of daylight hours just kinda creeps up on you. more...

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Dec 01 2017
This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Fruit Skills This fall we visited our partner agencies and learned that they’re eager for educational opportunities that focus on putting our fruit to use, and we want to deliver! In 2018, we hope to co-host a series of skill-based workshops for our partner agencies and the communities […] more...

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