Five simple winter home safety tips

Five simple winter home safety tips

For some of us, winter might mean crisp walks through the newly fallen snow, skating, skiing, snowshoeing or tobogganing. It might also mean quieter times like curling up next to a roaring fire. But for most of us, we are all spending more time indoors. Here are five tips to keep your home safe this […]

With baking and investing, the right mix is key

With baking and investing, the right mix is key

What does a festive delicacy like fruitcake have in common with investing? More than you might think, according to RBC Direct Investing. It’s your choice of ingredients that makes the mix especially your own – in your cake batter and in your investment portfolio. And just like one person’s perfect fruitcake may be soaked with […]

Building your best charcuterie board

Building your best charcuterie board

Charcuterie boards have become a social media phenomenon. After all, who doesn’t love a good spread of meats and cheeses? To help you build that Instagram-worthy charcuterie board for your social bubble hangouts, check out these tips: Foundation is key. Traditional charcuterie boards, whether beautiful wood grain or marble, are nice to have but aren’t […]

Ways to reduce holiday stress

Ways to reduce holiday stress

In an ordinary year, the holidays can be stressful. This year, the global pandemic means smaller family gatherings, fewer special events for work or community groups, and more online shopping than ever. It also means a new kind of stress, with questions about how to celebrate and stay safe and grief for not being near […]

Virtual cheer – Celebrating from a distance

Virtual cheer – Celebrating from a distance

Chances are many of us are rethinking our traditional holiday plans and activities. But even if you are physical distancing from friends and family, there is no need to self-isolate your holiday spirit. With a little creativity, goodwill and Wi-Fi, you can stay connected with these tips: TikTok caroling While the idea of going door-to-door […]

Four simple tips for winterizing your home

Four simple tips for winterizing your home

Winter can bring icy winds, frigid temperatures and unwanted critters into your home. Fortunately, by taking the following preventative measures before the big freeze, you can better fight the critters and cold while saving on energy bills and costly repairs down the line. 1. Seal windows and doors. Small cracks and gaps between window frames […]

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