[From 'Alison on Money', Jan. 29, METRO]
Alison says "setting up an automatic contribution plan will help you deal with this stressful time (i.e., RRSP season)." Meanwhile the average Canadian family is up to their eyeballs in debt and has no money for an RRSP contribution plan.
Someone other than a financial analyst has to soon deliver a series of new messages to help average Canadians avoid financial stress.
Try these on for size while we wait for government and business officials to prepare their notes:
Downsize the North American Dream
Buy or build a much smaller house
Buy a much small car
Buy 50% fewer furnishings for your house
["I'm still waiting for a store like this in Old South, London"]
Buy Canadian and keep more jobs at home
Learn to cook more of your own meals
Include nature walks on your entertainment schedule
What other messages does the average Canadian need to hear in order to avoid financial stress or ruin?
Photos by GH
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