Mom has meltdown over teen and financial responsibility

TOUGH LOVE, TOUGH LUCK   When a CBB fan came to me via email yesterday to help her with a problem she is having at home with her daughter I said sure. I thought to myself how difficult could it possibly be? I thought maybe she wanted a lesson on how to help her teen budget money or find ways to earn extra money on the side. Sadly, I was only half right. Teaching your kids financial responsibility starts from a very young age and some kids, well they just don’t get it. It’s easy to for kids to not understand just how costly it is for their parents to raise them and believe they are ‘entitled’ to handouts until they leave home, if they leave home. If you aren’t part of the process you won’t understand the process and that’s why it’s not until we are older that we look back on our lives and understand why our parents did what they did. I’ll be honest and say that when I first read her question the evil side in Mr. CBB came out and I thought… Why don’t you just kick your “teen with an attitude” out and teach […]

Canadian Law: Jury Duty In Canada Can Take Its Toll On Your Budget

THE LETTER THAT MOST PEOPLE DREAD   Jury Duty.. Not me… No way. Think again! While we were out for a walk back a couple of days ago we stopped by the post box to get the mail. Mrs. CBB started to read out loud, “A letter from the Ministry of the Attorney General, I wonder what that could be”. Honestly she was a bit spooked and thought something was wrong. She says you just don’t get a letter from the Attorney General for nothing, while ripping it open. A Letter for Jury Duty? She seemed confused and I wasn’t much help as I know nothing about jury duty selection and Criminal Law in Canada. Laws in Canada   Canadian Law and the Canadian Legal System is something I’m working on understanding although I’m not a Canadian Citizen yet just a permanent resident who’s been more focused on building credit in Canada rather than educating myself about laws in Canada. Although not on my top 5 things I love about Canada jury duty is still something important everyone who lives in Canada should learn about. I have not long landed in Canada from the UK but the amount I have to learn […]