Make sure your child’s possessions are insured at varsity

Whether your child is a First Year or returning to varsity, there’s a lot to get done before the academic year kicks off in February. On your to-do list should be insurance: are your child’s possessions adequately insured against damage or loss? Although there is no fixed rule about what should be insured, a good […]

Is your tax refund a windfall or a lifeline?

The typical advice about what people should do with their tax refunds — save for retirement! pay off debt! — ignores how little wiggle room many families have with their finances. Tax refunds averaged $2,895 last year, and were the largest single cash infusion received all year by 40 percent of the checking account holders […]

How to start your first garden (while saving money)

Today, planting in ground has been left behind as raised beds take over in backyards. They must be constructed with store-bought materials, filled with store bought soils. And they are not conducive to certain crops like corn. This turns your first garden from a love affair with shovel and spading fork into a shopping experience. […]

How to save money while shopping online

It’s long been the case that you can get a lower price on most purchases if you are willing to wait until an item is out of season or becomes last year’s model. However, there are simpler ways to save money with online purchases. The digital age is terrific for shoppers. If you use the […]

Why Mallinckrodt, Tenet Healthcare, and AES Jumped Today

The stock market gave up ground on Tuesday as investors reacted negatively to initial testimony from new Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell that suggested the central bank might seek to raise short-term interest rates more quickly than some had anticipated. Major benchmarks fell more than 1% on the news, giving up only a portion of […]

Why Department Store Stocks Soared Today

What happened The retail earnings season kicked off with a boom Tuesday as strong earnings reports from Macy’s (NYSE: M) and Dillard’s (NYSE: DDS) drove stocks across the department store sector higher. Macy’s and Dillard’s surged up 5.4% and 12.5%, respectively, as of 10:44 a.m. EST, and drove up peers like J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) […]

Fitbit’s Turnaround Fails to Materialize

Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) reported its fourth-quarter results after the market closed on Feb. 26. Despite the launch of the Fitbit Ionic, the company’s first full-featured smartwatch, revenue declined compared to the disastrous 2016 holiday quarter. Fitbit expects revenue to slump again in 2018 even as it launches more smartwatches, including one aimed at the mass […]

3 Dividend Stocks That Are Minting Money

Five hundred and sixty million dollars. That’s a lot of money — and it’s how much the U.S. Treasury prints on a daily basis. There are three companies that, combined, generate free cash flow on an average day that isn’t too far behind that amount. And they use a nice chunk of that cash flow […]

City of Fredericton spends $2.9M to modernize internal computer systems

The City of Fredericton is spending nearly $3 million to upgrade its internal computer systems and modernize the way it does business At their meeting Monday night, councillors approved a contract with Deloitte Canada for a cloud-based system that will be used in the city’s finance and human resources departments. City staff believe the decision […]

Parenting program helping P.E.I. families

Triple P the focus of last free psychology month talk on Tuesday Island moms and dads interested in positive parenting seminars are encouraged to attend a free talk Tuesday night. The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is an internationally recognized program used in more than 25 countries that provides guidance for all parents, as […]