Category Archives: General Finance

‎Creating Unbreakable Habits

“The chains of habit are too light to be felt, until they are too heavy to be broken.” – Warren Buffett Over the past couple of months, I’ve been making a conscious effort to watch less TV and spend my “screen time” watching more positive and motivational programs (the sort that are really hard to

5 Common Money Traps – Part Two

“If you’re willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard. If you’re willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy.” – T. Harv Eker As I said in last week’s post (Avoiding the Money Traps), debt is big business and one of the reasons it’s so profitable is because retailers have figured

It’s important to reflect on your successes

“Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.” – Unknown Recently, I took a weekend course with a friend. It’s a course I’ve taken a few times before and always found impactful (which is why I keep going back!) but for my friend, it was the first time that she’d taken

Financial spring cleaning

“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.” – A.A. Milne Even though I’ve lived in Canada for 15 years, I’ve never totally adjusted to the fact that the winters are so long. Every year, I expect Spring to start in April and every year Mother Nature sends

Get your finances in order

Just about every blog that I type is triggered by an event, situation or case that I have come across in my day to day role as a Financial Advisor. Recently I began working with a family who’s Mother has required long term care. The adult children are working through all of their Mother’s files

Five Things Every Teen Should Understand About Money

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin Whenever I do education sessions, I always make a point to remind the under 25s in the room that they are the most powerful wealth builders because they have time on their side. The magic of compound interest means that, even a small amount