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I love the springtime. Waking in the morning to the excited sounds of birds chirping. Watching the trees which, for months, have appeared lifeless, suddenly spring back to life. I am always amazed at the certainty of the seasons; no matter how long the winter is (and some years feel longer than others!) we always know that spring will come. And while April signals the much-anticipated arrival of spring, it’s also synonymous with another certainty in Canadian life:  tax season.

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This guest post was written by Adam Dolgin, a CST Planholder and the voice behind the popular parenting blog Fodder 4 Fathers.

Remember the good old days when people didn’t buy gifts for kids; they gave them money? No? I do. I actually had several family members-aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles- that would only give me money on my birthday or during the holidays. It always pretty much went down the same way every year:

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As a mom of two teenage daughters, I often find myself thinking about what the future holds. What will the world be like in 10 or 15 years from now as they become young adults and launch careers of their own?

Like all parents, my husband and I do our best to prepare our kids for the big bold world, but it’s sometimes tough to give them advice when we’re not quite sure what to expect ourselves.

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