August 30th, 2010
Today on BT we baked healthy chocolate chip cookies, organized our budget and much more!
Jill Belland is on location at Wilde Grainz Artisan Bakery in Inglewood. She learned about purple flour (?!), made healthy chocolate chip cookies, foccacia bread and more.
Terrorism Expert Mike Zekulin from the U of C was here to talk about the recent arrests of four people in Ottawa on terrorism charges.
Heading off to University is often the first foray into the world of bugeting, managing loans and filing taxes. Jamie Powell, financial consultant and former student loan manager was here to talk about how to organize your finances so you still have money in October.
Top 5 tips:
1. Make a list of your big expenses - tuition, housing, food, books, etc.
2. Make a detailed list of other expenses - try the envelope system. Put each
month's expenses into an envelope to make sure there aren't any late night ATM
3. Track entertainments costs - this is the most variable expense for a student and
ignoring it could bust your budget.
4. Watch out for credit cards - have only one card, keep your limit low, and try to pay
off the balance every month.
5. Plan ahead - don't forget to save a little bit each month for holidays, or car
insurance. Hold back a little money each month to help avoid financial issues.
More Info: www.jamiepowellcfp.com
MORE TIME MOMS
Joanne Lalonde Hayes rose out of the chaos of having three children born a year apart and created a time management system that helps moms organize their family and keep their sanity. Joanne stopped by to talk about More Time Moms calendars and the ultimate family menu planning system.
More Info: www.moretimemoms.ca
SCHOOL & SLEEP
After a summer of staying up late having fun and playing games, how can we get our children back into a regular sleep schedule? Child Psychologist Kimberly Eckert gave us some ideas.
More Info: www.eckertcentre.com
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