Tag Archives: business

Starting Another Business?

For years I’ve been country living with a city paycheck, while working at home in a variety of capacities. It began with freelancing, then consultation only for a select group of clients (most of them a spillover from my freelancing assignments), then business registration and creating my own mini-empire on the farm. Yes, there was [...]

Women and Home Based Business

This website has been a huge part of my home based business since 1998. Initially it was just a little project – self-created by Veronica and I (she was just 4 years old) back in the day when hardly anyone knew how to make a website. The year previous I had learned how to hard-code [...]

Paying for Renos with Freelance Jobs

If you’ve been following along you know that we’re currently financing the renovation of our garage. You’ll also know that I’ve managed to keep it all under budget – somehow. But when I was surfing online for ideas and inspiration there were a few ‘extras’ I’d hoped to pick up to make that garage even [...]

Understanding Flexible Mortgages

The new kid on the mortgage scene is the flexible mortgage. As the name implies, a flexible mortgage offers, well, greater flexibility than a traditional mortgage. This is a great benefit for small business owners or the self-employed. Flexible mortgages are gaining in popularity as they allow you, the borrower, to take control of your [...]

Refinance A Home Mortgage

Know the Costs When It’s Time to Refinance Your Country Home You likely already know the benefits of refinancing at a time when interest rates are low, but you also need to know about some standard add-on costs involved with refinancing before you sign that dotted line – some of them may surprise you! Whatever [...]