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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
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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 […]
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 […]
February 1, 2017
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Why One Financial Advisor Objects To My Book

In my upcoming book, I relay a story about a highly educated and accomplished woman who relies entirely on her husband and their financial advisor to […]