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May 16, 2018
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Two Words for Women: Be Bold (A Rant)

Warning: Bold language ahead. Proceed at own risk. When I was in Grade 12, I was obliged to have a meeting with our school’s guidance counsellor […]
October 19, 2017
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Joint or Separate Finances: Scenarios, risks, and considerations

It seems my last blog post about sorting out the right time to combine finances – or not – has got people talking. And arguing. That’s […]
October 11, 2017
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When should you set up a joint account with your partner?

A reader sent me the following question: “What are the indicators that it is time to open a joint account, when couples have been dating for […]
August 23, 2017
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Do time on the job and experience make you an expert?

It was a simple question: “What are you reading at the moment?” The reaction was interesting, and spoke volumes. Several colleagues had talked to me about […]
April 25, 2017
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Does your financial advisor really ‘deserve’ to be paid?

Over the last year, I have been on a mission to interview as many financial advisors as possible, to get a sense of the range of approaches […]
April 12, 2017
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Dear Globe and Mail: Where are the female experts?

Twenty minutes into the weekend edition of The Globe and Mail, I was seriously pissed off. As I made my way through the A-section, I came […]
March 29, 2017
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Are you worth life insurance?

I know, it’s a strange way to phrase a question. Shouldn’t I have asked, “Is it worth buying life insurance for yourself?” That would be grammatical […]
March 20, 2017
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Ladies: What’s your score?

Why is having a good credit – or Beacon – score such a big deal for women? It boils down to this: We tend to be more […]
March 8, 2017
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How to Burn Your Mortgage in Three Years

No, that’s not a typo – I do mean three years. And that’s precisely what Sean Cooper did: He bought a house in the Greater Toronto […]
February 22, 2017
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How Books Are Like Beer

Are you a fan of self-help books? Do you have stacks of them to help improve every aspect of your business, financial, personal or physical life? […]
February 14, 2017
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Are You Really Living Within Your Means? Four Key Areas To Consider

Jack and Lee-Ann* are careful with their money. They pay all their bills on time, make more than the minimum credit card payments every month and […]