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July 11, 2018
Until Debt Tear Us Apart

Minimizing Exposure and Financial Risk During Separation

Emily* is concerned. She is preparing to leave an abusive marriage and she’s worried that when she leaves, her husband will try to sabotage her financially […]
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 […]
March 29, 2017
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Are you worth life insurance?

I know, it’s a strange way to phrase a question. Shouldn’t I have asked, “Is it worth buying life insurance for yourself?” That would be grammatical […]
February 8, 2017
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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 […]
December 14, 2016

Four financial questions to consider before getting engaged

Are you noticing the number of ads for diamond rings in the papers at the moment? ‘Tis apparently the season for proposals. I have a message […]
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 […]
November 7, 2016
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How to wreck your credit in one step: A cautionary tale

Last week, my business partner and I sat down with a couple who are trying to hold on to their house while addressing significant financial issues. […]
May 5, 2015

Why I Don’t Believe Tenants and What I Do Instead

It doesn’t take much digging to find complaints about landlords: the guy’s a jerk, doesn’t ever repair anything, doesn’t respond to my calls, only cares about […]
July 14, 2014
Vision Board

Step #1 for Your Money Plan: Start with the Goal

Picture this: It’s time for a holiday, time to get out of this place and get some serious R&R for a few weeks. You pack up […]
May 20, 2014
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The First Step to Financial Security for Women

So you’ve decided that it’s time to take the bull by the horns and sort out your financial situation. Or maybe you feel you’re doing fine […]
April 17, 2014
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New website, new book and your reset button

Have you ever experienced a moment in your life when you wished you could start over? Just hit the reset button and make different choices? Go […]
September 25, 2013
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Insurance You Should Ignore

Several years ago, when I ran a Rent to Own company, clients would ask me, “Do I need insurance?” What they meant was, “Do I need […]