Tax Freedom Day 2016
Every year at this time, we start to prepare for summer and get ready to celebrate Canada Day.  Maybe there's another day to celebrate this time of year.  Tax Freedom Day happened on June 7th this [more]
5 Common Questions About Mortgages
“Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.” – Karl Marx Recently, I ran a series of workshops for a client and one o [more]
Does half your money go to taxes?
Every year tax time is a good reason to complain about paying too much tax.  One of the big misconceptions I hear over and over again is this notion that we pay half of our money to the government.  [more]
What do you think of pension reform in Canada?
Fifty per cent of Canadians will be feeling the burn as they face big cuts to their standard of living at retirement and despite pension reform, there appears to be no relief in sight. Public pensi [more]
Defining retirement is personal?
Over the past 25 years, I have helped a lot of people with their retirement planning.  The one thing I know from working with so many people is there is no single universal definition of what retirem [more]
Why You Should Pay Down Your Mortgage Sooner
Money can bring happiness – it can also cause stress, especially in relationships. Over two-third (68 percent) of couples say fighting over money would be their top reason for divorce, followed by i [more]