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Financial literacy

January 25, 2019
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Are You Financially Literate?

When people learn that I am a financial literacy educator, they typically respond in one of two ways: “We certainly need more of that, especially for […]
September 12, 2018
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How much is financial neglect costing you?

Anna* was surprised by what she found when she started digging into the less obvious details of her finances. Anna is a professional who works with […]
July 25, 2018

Rethinking Emergency Funds

Does an Emergency Fund serve you well or give you the illusion of security? It depends. There seems to be a generally-accepted rule that having an […]
February 8, 2018

A Place for “Stupid” Financial Questions: Women’s Money Group

Last fall, I talked to a heap of women from coast to coast about their challenges with money: What questions did they have? Where did they […]
September 7, 2017
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From financial stress to peace: Erin’s story of taking control of her money

Her Facebook post caught my attention. Erin had started tackling some financial challenges and had finally arrived to a place of peace, with expenses under control […]
June 6, 2017
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Why I told middle school students to fail more often

My daughter’s middle school recently invited me to address the students during their Me to We Day event. I was asked to speak on overcoming hardship […]
May 31, 2017
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Is a large insurance policy really enough?

One of the key messages in my book is that women need to familiarize themselves with their family’s finances. All of it – debts, investments, the […]
May 24, 2017
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Financial Literacy Quiz – How do you fare?

At my book launch for Protect Your Purse, Shared Lessons For Women: Avoid Financial Messes, Stop Emotional Bankruptcies and Take Charge of Your Money, I gave attendees […]
April 12, 2017
Invest Like a Legend

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 […]
January 26, 2017
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Women and Investing: How We Benefit From a Lack of Confidence

My daughter took me to task this week when she saw my proposed title for this blog post on a scrap of paper. “What’s this?” she […]
September 27, 2016
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Dear Former Prime Minister, Here's what I do for women and why I do it.

A long time ago, I bought a laminated place mat of the Prime Ministers of Canada, figuring that it might be more fun for my kids […]