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Reduce your tax bill with these end-of-year tips

Around this time of year I create my annual tax folder in Google Drive and begin loading up relevant documents such as my charitable receipts and medical expenses from the year. As new tax forms start rolling in, I keep them all organized in my… Read More

Demystify your investment statements

I knew early that if I wanted a bright financial future, it was up to me to learn to grow my money. So, I started investing when I was 10 years old by purchasing a $100 Canada Savings Bond with money my grandparents had given… Read More

The rise of subscriptions could be squeezing your digital wallet

Subscriptions are like paper cuts. If you get too many of them, they can harm your financial and physical well-being. The nastiest part is they’re so darn small, they often go undetected for quite some time. In the past five years, the subscription e-commerce market… Read More

Browsing flyers has gone digital, saving you time and money

I confess: I don’t care how nice a store is, or how informed the sales team is, I buy goods and services from whomever is the cheapest. Yes, loyalty programs sway me slightly, but better prices always have the final say. Aside from my health-care… Read More

Do you have an unconscious bias?

We make thousands of decisions each day from selecting the clothes we wear and people we host meetings with, to deciding what to buy for lunch. By tapping into automatic patterns of thinking, our amazing brains can process all of these decisions fairly efficiently. These… Read More

Stretch your grocery budget by shopping online

Today on @BTtoronto we talked about how technology is revolutionizing the way we shop for groceries and why that's saving Canadians money. @WinstonSih @rogerfpetersen Full story: https://t.co/Lel9bUpukB — MeVest (@MeVestMoney) July 31, 2018 One of my pet peeves is buying something and then finding out… Read More

Merging your accounts with your honey? Read this.

Guest contributor, Janine Rogan, shares tips to make the merging process simple and effective. Saying “I Do” is a big step for many couples and once all the fun is over, there are big financial decisions you need to make as a couple. For many… Read More

Using digital tools to automate your financial plan

Set it and forget it. Automating your budget and savings for things like groceries is one of the best ways to stay on track financially. I’m envious of people that have a long memory. My granny can recount names, addresses, birthdays, anniversaries, outfits people wore… Read More

Is mortgage-freedom your goal? Tackle it in these three ways.

Not everyone can visualize a future without a mortgage. But, Sean Cooper did. Before he was 30, Sean eliminated his mortgage on the home he purchased in Toronto nearly eight years ago. In our latest episode of LA TV, Sean shares the three most effective… Read More

Spending more than $1,000 on children’s activities? Think again.

When I started my career in finance in 2006, I attended an event with the author of The Wealthy Barber, David Chilton. He kicked off his financial pep talk by recounting the time he reviewed an Alberta family’s spending who claimed they were completely broke… Read More