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October 16, 2018

Why Living Within Your Means Isn’t Enough

Sally was frustrated. She reached out to me because she is worried that she’s not saving enough for retirement, nor does she have much in terms […]
July 25, 2018

Rethinking Emergency Funds

Does an Emergency Fund serve you well or give you the illusion of security? It depends. There seems to be a generally-accepted rule that having an […]
November 28, 2017

Do you really save money when you buy items on sale?

“Why aren’t you taking advantage of the massive sales at the moment? You of all people should know you can save a ton of money right […]
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 […]
March 8, 2017
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How to Burn Your Mortgage in Three Years

No, that’s not a typo – I do mean three years. And that’s precisely what Sean Cooper did: He bought a house in the Greater Toronto […]
April 26, 2016
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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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]