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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 […]
March 14, 2018

Tackling Debt: The Step Many People Omit

Joe and Sally are a couple in their early thirties. They have university degrees and each have good, professional jobs. As a family, they have a […]
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 […]
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 20, 2017
Credit score for blog

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 […]
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 […]
January 26, 2017
I can do it

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 […]
April 15, 2016
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Why a money give-away contest is potentially dangerous

Within two seconds of backing out of the driveway, my twelve year old asked, “Can you please turn on the radio?” The funny thing is that […]
February 8, 2016
IOUs

Should We Lend Money to Friends And Family?

I received a message from a reader with the following request: “I’d really like to see a blog post about the pitfalls and costs of lending […]
November 19, 2015
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How to Stop Money From Sabotaging Your Life

Roughly one year ago my friend Sandra and I had a bright idea: Let’s create a private forum where women can talk about money. Lord knows […]
November 4, 2015
Freedome

Do You Have What It Takes to Be Financially Solid?

This morning I heard a story on the radio about a young couple who paid off their mortgage in five years. Their story was part of […]