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April 3, 2018
Financial to do list

Paying Off Debt: An Effective Budgeting Approach

If a woman is trying to pay off debt, should she let the cleaning lady go? Is that a superfluous cost? What about expensive hockey team […]
January 26, 2018

How to Deal With Multiple Requests for Donations and Money

A reader reached out with the following question: “It seems all people are interested in is what I can do for them financially. I can’t remember […]
November 2, 2017
by the numbers

Two important steps to minimize financial worries

*Janet is a disciplined person. She earns a good salary and is careful not to spend too much. She has some debt, and while it’s not […]
June 26, 2017
pink clock

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 […]
February 22, 2017
books

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
mason jar savings bank

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 8, 2017
broken heart pic

What Do You Get To Keep If Your Marriage Fails?

Just before Christmas, I wrote a blog post about the questions people should ask before getting engaged. I wanted to explore how you can protect yourself […]
February 1, 2017
communicate

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 […]
December 1, 2016
Ottawa Water and Sewer Agreement

How one government decision can increase your investment risks

If you are the kind of person who shrugs with boredom whenever governments send you an update on policy changes, you might want to take a […]
April 26, 2016
tax return

What to do if you can’t pay your income tax bill

Ahhh, tax time, everyone’s favorite time of year. April for most adults in Canada and the US means that it’s time to pay personal income tax. […]
January 13, 2015
Money maze

Rebuilding Your Finances

What should I say to these women? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself ever since I was asked to speak at the Royal Ottawa Mental […]
November 27, 2014
Christmas shopping

How to Get Through Christmas Financially Intact

When I opened my front door this morning I was greeted by a mini mountain of flyers for Black Friday. In case you’re wondering, it would […]