During pandemic times, as we all tighten our belts even further, it’s important to ensure your financial house is in order. That includes everything from money-saving tips — whether you’re shopping for food or fashion — to choosing the right stocks for your portfolio. Of course, when it comes to your literal house, three older Canadians who’ve found creative ways to age in place offer pre- and post-pandemic advice for empty nesters on a fixed income. Meanwhile, our real estate expert helps homeowners looking to downsize to decide on whether the condo life is right for them. And while money doesn’t grow on trees, our tips for home gardening on a budget will help prevent your green thumb from getting you too far into the red. Speaking of the great outdoors, we’ve also got investment ideas that support climate and environmental projects that protect our shared home — Mother Earth.