3 Ways to prevent getting fired because of Social Media

HOW MUCH IS SOCIAL MEDIA WORTH TO YOU?   It’s nothing new that people have lost their jobs because their employer found out or was notified about something posted on a social media account. Just imagine you are working towards a debt free life and a good retirement fund and all of a sudden you say the wrong thing on your social media account and you lose the career you worked so hard to get. It happens more often than you think. You can completely ignore any advice and say what you want because it’s your after all.  The problem is some people aren’t going to learn until they are getting the pink slip. Social media is not rocket science but your employer may still hold reign over you even when you are not working. What’s worse than being embarrassed about the job you have is being embarrassed when you are fired and it’s been made public because of your online actions. Your company’s reputation is always on the line, never forget that. Like the saying goes, “Common Sense isn’t so Common” which means there are always going to be people who make you scratch your head and wonder, “Why […]

PF Weekly grab a brew #32: Catch me if you can

I’m A Qualified Professional Now Open Wide Catch me if you can, another Frank Abagnale Jr was on the loose and he was just showing Canada how easy it is to be whoever we want to be. Ya, that was a true story that film and why not, if people can get away with something they will do it. Geesh, I don’t think that was what the motivational aspect behind the sayings ‘be all you can be’ or ‘you can do whatever you want if you put your mind to it’ was meant for. Caught you I was a little more than shocked when I read about an underground dentist who goes under the name of Dr. David Wu (not his real name) in B.C who has provided dentistry services to patients in an apartment for many years. This guy has NO, and I repeat NO training as a dentist, whatsoever in Canada. That means that no dentistry schools in Canada have ever seen this guy let alone have them in their data base as a medical professional. Seriously, if you are gripping the bottom of your seat I know what you’re going through. It’s bad enough when I have […]

PF Weekly Reading List #17-Customer Service, Business Suicide And Social Media

  Customer service and business dealings have changed over the years where many now turn to social media such as Twitter and Facebook to vent frustrations both from a business and customers perspective. From a consumer’s perspective I know it’s likely only going to get worse instead of better, especially for those that feel their voice is much more powerful via social media. The Good Old Days There used to be a time where we filled out a “customer satisfaction” card at a restaurant or business, talk to a manager or simply make a phone call but these tactics are not as common any more. Now you can read the back of your receipt or bill and go on-line to leave and fill out a survey to leave the good, the bad and the ugly comments about the service you received. Some people go as far as to Tweet a business that is not giving them the service they were  promised or the answers they need in a timely fashion. If a customer doesn’t receive the service they expected it’s important for business owners to know so they can improve. Without this information it’s difficult to know what direction to […]

Money and Finance: Why I Care About Financial Literacy

Money and Finance are two very important life topics that encompass “financial literacy” yet many people are unable to take control of what it means to them. I hear stories about those that are struggling to get to the end of the month before they run out of cash to pay the bills and others that realize that learning about money is the only way to go. April is Financial Literacy Awareness month and learning money management skills and how to budget money is only the beginning. There are a host of financial literacy topics that are available to those wanting to find ways to save money as adults and teaching youth financial literacy to their children all over the internet. There is no shame in not knowing but wanting to learn, there is no shame about why you are in debt, there is no shame in what others think of you. Find the strength to enjoy the small things and work towards a brighter future by taking the initiative to build your knowledge of what you desire in life. There are so many people who wonder if they will ever know “how to learn to save money” but don’t know where to […]

PF Weekly Reading List #15- Bieber Wants To Help Your Kids “Get Money”

Justin Bieber and financial literacy who would have thought that he would want to teach teens how to “get money”. I almost thought I was seeing things for a moment when reading the news this morning but turns out my coffee was indeed strong enough. I’m not a Belieber but I am a believer in spreading the word about financial literacy. Bieber has stepped up and is backing a real-time monitoring debit card for kids through a Spend Smart Payment company in an effort to spread financial literacy awareness to the teens of today. We’ve talked here at CBB about how the school system should teach kids to “get money” (in other words to understand) so they can live a life not riddled in consumer debt, and now this new type of debit card is in the spotlight. If parents struggle to talk to their kids about money this is the perfect way to bring the topic to the table but in a “cool-kid” type of way. I’ve said it more than once on this blog that “convenience costs” and that’s pretty much what this service will be, a money lesson with a convenience price tag. The card which apparently has […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks October 12,2012

Mr.CBB’s Week in Review This week has been a relaxed but busy week for me as I finished putting up the Christmas lights. The only problem is that I am short around 6 feet so now I’m stuck looking for a 6-8 ft set that match. I went to Canadian Tire to check out their Christmas lights and nearly lost my gut when the sales woman told me 33 ft of the lights I needed cost $119.00. Are you bloody kidding me? I didn’t want to buy Christmas lights that are just getting put up on the shelves and have not even been in the flyer yet for sales. With my luck I’ll pay full price and it will go on sale the next week. That’s not so bad though as I could always return with the receipt for a product price adjustment but it’s just the time and gas that you have to factor in. I said to Mrs.CBB you watch if this last 6 ft of lights will cost me more than the 8 boxes or so that we got at end of season the past 2 years.  Gotta love it! I still haven’t finished the deck completely but the […]