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Smart Shopping: Subcontract the boring parts of life
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Smart Shopping: Subcontract the boring parts of life

When you want help with “stuff,” it’s sometimes easier if someone will come to you. Right now, you may be thinking about taxes due next month. You might want to consider a specialist for seniors’ taxes—there are deductions you or your accountant may not be familiar with. MK & Associates […]

Smart Shopping: A Valentine’s picnic … indoors
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Smart Shopping: A Valentine’s picnic … indoors

With icy, snowy freezing cold outside, perhaps a love picnic at home could be just perfect. No hassle about getting to a restaurant or rushing your meal because other diners are waiting for your table. Set up a romantic space with a video of a fireplace flickering on your computer […]

Smart Shopping: Light and dark sides of our final vice, coffee
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Smart Shopping: Light and dark sides of our final vice, coffee

Our last socially acceptable addiction is coffee. So why not buy the best, drink the best and curl our fingers around a soothing piece of solace—a really good cuppa java. Coffee beans, like wines, are named for the country or area they come from. If no country is mentioned on […]

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Smart Shopping: War stories told through private collection

Remembering our war veterans and their sacrifices should always be part of our lives. A small museum here in Montreal allows citizens to honour their achievements by learning about their lives. Grenadier Militaria is a business involved with the study and presentation of Canadian military history from the First World […]

Broken toaster? Consider getting it fixed rather than buying new.
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Smart Shopping: Reuse, repair, repurpose your treasures

The audience reading this newspaper doesn’t have to be told to get things repaired when they break rather than buying something new. You have all been brought up “green”— to reuse, repair and recycle. Unfortunately, we have become a throw-away society, and things are not made to last as long […]

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Smart Shopping: Men, suit up and show your colours

Men don’t shop as often as women. Maybe they’re smarter. Think about how many hours of our lives are spent shopping. Think of the world’s resources—just how many clothes do we really need? While we’re running around shopping, men are chilling somewhere, just relaxing. Men’s clothing has come a long […]

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Smart Shopping: Swimsuits are no laughing matter

Even for women who adore shopping, looking for a bathing suit is often something they dread. It’s impossible to imagine how a suit is going to fit from its appearance drooping on a hanger. It is not uncommon to have to try on 20 bathing suits before finding one that […]

Smart Shopping: Hit the road and take a dive, Dad—with me
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Smart Shopping: Hit the road and take a dive, Dad—with me

Dad’s turn. In June we celebrate our fathers, and the best thing we can give them is our time. Here are some ways to accumulate delightful memories. First? Take a road trip together. I’ll bet you remember fondly those road trips you took when you were a kid. Well, road […]

Smart Shopping for Mother’s Day: Frame Mom for love
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Smart Shopping for Mother’s Day: Frame Mom for love

May is the month we honour our mothers. When people can’t think of what to buy, they often fall back on the usual flowers and/or chocolates, both of which are delightful and yummy, but fleeting. Why not create or find something special and have it framed, so every time Mom […]

Smart Shopping: Renovations in Montreal: Homes need makeovers, too
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Smart Shopping: Renovations in Montreal: Homes need makeovers, too

Homes need makeovers, just like us. As you look around and notice scratched wood surfaces, overstuffed closets, messy offices or laundry rooms and garages in the throes of chaos, don’t despair. Help is available at many service companies, which can reorganize or redo your space and your life. You’ll be […]