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March 10, 2020

What To Do During Financial Turbulence and Stock Market Corrections

Are you looking around, amidst all the economic bad news these days, wondering what this will mean for your finances and your investments? Are you worried? […]
February 14, 2019
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Should you Take Investment Advice From a Teller?

In Part 3 of my Are You Financially Literate? series, we’re tackling taking investment advice from a bank teller: Yea or nay? Here’s the question I […]
September 7, 2018

Investing: On Ownership, Volatility, and Teenagers

Welcome to Part Two of Investing’s Two Basic Options. In my previous blog post, I looked at the first option in investing: lending money. Today, let’s tackle […]
August 31, 2018

Investing Boils Down to Two Basic Options

When I stepped out of the house at 6 am today, I gasped. It was 13 degrees!! (In American-speak, that’s 55 degrees.) The day before, it […]
July 18, 2018
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Allowing Yourself to Learn About Investing

They looked like deer in headlights. After delivering the last of the content for the two-hour Women’s Money Group meet-up on investing basics, I actually said, […]
June 13, 2018
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TFSAs and RRSPs Are Not Investments

If you open a TFSA and put some money in there, is it invested? Is the money you put into that account guaranteed to grow? Can […]
April 10, 2018
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Not All Dollars are Equal in Divorce Settlements

Tim and Connie decided to call it quits after more than a decade of marriage. There wasn’t a big crisis; it’s just that they grew apart. […]
June 26, 2017
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Are you too busy to learn about your finances?

“My daughter needs your book but I know she won’t read it.” So began a conversation with three women and one man seated at my table […]
June 14, 2017
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Claims about Rent to Own – What can you believe?

It looks like the hype about Rent to Own is back. Housing sales aren’t the only part of real estate that goes in cycles. Ten years […]
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
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 […]
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 […]