Conserve our resources for a healthy planet

Right now, we are a throwaway society who likes to use anything that we need and throw away the waste items without thinking twice about the consequences. Global warming, increased levels of chemicals in fish etc. are some of the known adverse effects of this habit. If we continue in this route, our children are going to follow on our footsteps and eventually will lead to the end of the planet as we know of.

We must teach our children about the positive effects of recycling. They must be taught about this from their very young days itself. This way, they will help in protecting mama nature and our future generations.

Access to water can be a major hindrance for the development of our future generations. Some experts are already mentioning the possibility of the next world war over the disputes for access to water. In this scenario, you must use this precious resource with a lot of care. Your children need to be taught on ways to use this scarce resource sparingly.

Wastage of food materials must be avoided at all possible opportunities. You can imbibe this value in your children by teaching them about the people who suffer from hunger in various parts of the world.


Can’t Save For Yourself? Let Uncle Sam Do It


Some people choose to let the income tax deduction choices on their job filing status be a savings plan. While most folks want the government to receive the minimum possible from their hard won earnings, some see it differently. At the tax filing season, some people owe the government money, some are owed. If you’ve chosen to have extra deductions, without having the extra expected income, then you are likely to get a refund. It’s a unique savings plan.

For those who have trouble being disciplined savers, this can be an easier way to accrue earnings without having to think about it. Of course, if they had more discipline, they would gain some benefits by saving with a bank. Access to their funds in an emergency is one advantage. Earning interest on that money is another. The government allows for neither when it collects income tax from employee’s through their employers.

There is something exciting about getting a large check all at once, versus the more mundane savings method. Perhaps it’s an immature approach, but it does have the benefit of working toward building savings that otherwise wouldn’t happen. Some people need a gimmick or excitement associated with their money. With interest rates so low, it’s not much of a loss to do it this way. It’s a way more successful strategy than gambling or playing a lottery.

Canadians getting a reprieve through low gasoline prices

During the last one year or so, the Canadian people have been burdened with the high inflation numbers that were forcing them to cough up more dollars of their hard earned income for their routine essential expenses. But those times are slowly changing for the better. The latest inflation numbers are much lower than what were expected. It is down to 1.2% which is at the lowest level in the last couple of years. What is the major reason for this? According to this news article the drop in inflation is the direct result of the reduction in gasoline prices. In fact, the current price of gasoline is at 2.3% lower than what it was at the same time a year ago. This is great news for struggling people in Canada who are trying hard to make both ends meet. How long can you expect to have such low gasoline prices to last? It is never an easy task to predict gas prices. It is almost as hard as predicting the weather in the country and can never be 100% certain about the results. For the time being, every Canadian person can enjoy the low gas prices and the associated low cost of living in the country.