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Should you join your money with your honey?

When the dust settles after the ceremony, reception and second helpings of tiered wedding cakes, newly married couples in Canada must decide whether to join their banking. Technically speaking, so long as the couple works together to achieve their goals as a team, they can… Read More

Daydreaming about a joint vacation? Set some boundaries first

Two years ago I went on a group vacation with nine other people into the Muskokas. On day one, it was blissful: warm temperatures, great views, wonderful friends, and the low cost made my frugal heart flutter with joy. But by day three, I was… Read More

Are you being scammed? Here’s a quick guide to find out

Nearly 70 per cent of Canadians received a tax refund, making them an easy target for fraud. Last Tuesday I opened my email to discover a correspondence from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) stating that, due to a miscalculation during my tax filing last month,… Read More

The six best summer side-hustles for students

One summer job just isn’t enough anymore but there are money-making opportunities out there, from freelancing to festivals. The summertime can be a financial pressure cooker for some students as they scrounge, mooch and save for their next round of tuition payments, often due by… Read More

Re-imagine Your Budget to Stop Overspending

Remember, fancy spreadsheets and apps won’t save you. Better behaviours will. As a certified money coach and personal finance author,  I’ve seen just about every version of budgeting that you can imagine; families with an entire section of their kitchen countertop full of jars individually… Read More

Ladies, start saving 20 per cent for retirement

Women can unlock their financial potential by growing their financial confidence. The Wealthy Barber was the very first book I read about personal finance and the most important rule I learned was to save 10 per cent of everything I earned towards retirement. When I… Read More

Are You Behind on Your Taxes?

Missing the April 30 deadline could lead to a colossal waste of money. Here are some details to keep in mind.   Mark your calendars: Canada’s personal income tax deadline is April 30. That means weeks of fear, procrastination and guilt. The biggest worries I… Read More

Here’s How to Take Advantage of Scholarship Season

Millions of post-secondary scholarship dollars are left on the table because Canadian students don’t bother to apply for the money.   Post-secondary students across Canada are preparing for final exams — but carving out time during the next 60 days to investigate scholarship opportunities could… Read More

Gender Diversity is the Key to Unlocking $150 Billion in Canada’s GDP

Canada’s economy is currently taking a $150-billion hit because we are holding women back, and you don’t need to be an investment banker to conclude that is a lot of money. In fact, efforts to empower Canadian women, through equal pay and career opportunities, would… Read More

Receive a Monthly Return with a Cash-back Credit Card – Week 11

For its 11th challenge, Metro’s Small Changes, Big Win series gets you to save by securing a cash-back credit card. Small changes to the way you spend can add up. We’ve pulled together weekly tips that will add a minimum of $10 to your savings…. Read More