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May 31, 2017
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Is a large insurance policy really enough?

One of the key messages in my book is that women need to familiarize themselves with their family’s finances. All of it – debts, investments, the […]
January 18, 2017
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How to Talk to People Who Are Grieving

A reader emailed me the following question, “I was thinking of you last week wondering if you have a blog post about how to talk to someone […]
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 […]
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 […]
August 14, 2013
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Where there’s a will there’s a way

Quick test, True or False: 1. When you die, it will make no difference for your partner whether you were married or in a common-law relationship […]
May 30, 2013
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When credit matters

I recently wrote a blog post for my business entitled Women: What’s your score? It’s a discussion of the importance of Credit Scores (also known as […]
April 22, 2013
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The importance of girl time

So far I have interviewed a few dozen women for this blog and while they have all had different experiences of loss or divorce, there is […]
March 19, 2013
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Where does your money trail lead?

I recently shot a video for a company that asked for my Top 5 Tips for Women and I want to share some of that content […]
March 1, 2013

What do you say and do when someone dies?

On Wednesday, February 27th my friend Shawn Holmesdale died at the age of 39. His death was sudden and completely unexpected. Everyone who knew him is […]
January 17, 2013

What if it does happen to you?

When I began my blog on March 31st, 2012, one of my biggest goals was to help women better protect themselves against possible tragedy and financial […]
November 14, 2012

Alcohol’s wake – Jean’s story

I have yet to find a set of marriage vows that make reference to a Restraining Order. When we marry, we typically promise to love our […]
June 20, 2012

A tale of opposites – The difference preparation makes

I have recently come across two stories that provide an excellent example of contrasting outcomes. In both cases there was a sudden death yet the consequences […]