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5 TIPS FOR SPRING CLEANING

It’s a great feeling to clean up your home and reduce your clutter, but it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Where do you start? Check out these 5 tips to get you motivated!

Is 2021 Your Year of Goal Setting?

What are your 2021 goals? The importance of goal setting is huge this New Year. In this post, we give you 5 tips to successfully accomplishing your goals and how important it is to celebrate your victories along the way…

5 Questions every teenager should ask to build confidence

Confidence is feeling comfortable in your own skin and believing in yourself. You do not need to be the smartest, the fastest, the strongest, the best looking or the most talented individual to exude confidence. You just need to be you! 

7 Questions to Avoid Paying Too Much in Advisor Fees

Making sure you’re getting your money’s worth is important, especially when it comes to the fees you pay to make your money work for you. By asking these seven questions you can stop paying too much in advisor fees 

3 Steps to Help your Teen Save $1 Million by Age 65

The power of compounding can make a lifetime of difference for a young adult. Saving $350 every month from age 18 to age 65 would grow to just over $1 million assuming an average 6% rate of return. So why don’t more teens do this?

5 Smart Strategies for Managing Finances as a Freelancer

Managing money can be difficult even with a regular pay cheque coming in. When your income is irregular and varying, cash flow may be booming for a few of months then suddenly running dry right when an unexpected expense pops up.

5 Ways Your Advisor Can Help you Prepare for Tax Time

With tax season fast approaching, sleepless nights and hair pulling become commonplace for many people. While filing your taxes can seem like an insurmountable task, with the support of your financial advisor it can be a lot less daunting…

TIPS FOR CREATING A PRODUCTIVE WORK SPACE AT HOME

Many of us are now required to spend our work days at home to avoid the spread of the COVID 19 virus. Here are a few things that are required to make this transition a successful one and set you up for productivity at home. 

5 Steps for Taking Control of Your Finances

What does being in control of your finances mean? It’s a combination of understanding where you stand financially, spending less than you earn and having confidence in your ability to make strong  financial decisions. 

4 Things to Consider when Deciding to Snowbird

With another rainy, snowy and chilly Canadian winter looming, the thought of migrating to a southern Sunbelt becomes more and more attractive for many retirees. To evaluating whether snowbirding is right for you…

5 Tactics to Minimize Money Stress Over the Holidays

‘Tis the Season to be merry and spend money! As joyful as this season is, it is easy to get caught in the trap of overspending which leads to buyer’s remorse come January when your credit card bill arrives. Here are some tips and tricks to…

9 Tips for Preparing to be a Caregiver

Taking time off work to take care of family is becoming more and more common. It can take its toll on your emotional well-being, cause personal health issues and have significant negative financial implications.

4 Basics You Need to Know About RESPs

There is no shortage of things to save for; retirement, a dream house, a family vacation or  starting a business. Because the average post-secondary educated Canadian earns 53% more, a common item is saving for a child’s education…

4 Expert Ways to Avoid Holiday Spending Mistakes

With holiday merriment in full force, it can be easy to ignore holiday spending mistakes and start your new year trying to pay off holiday debt. Make sure your holiday season is filled with joy and cheer instead of the guilt and anxiety.

Practicing Self-Care During Stressful Times

This past year has been a challenging one for all of us. How we deal with stress most definitely impacts our health status. Here are 5 tips to dealing with stress.

5 Tips to Having a Stress-Free Valentine's Day

Society has made Valentine’s day out to be materialistic, which can cause financial stresses. Here are 5 tips and tricks that can make your Valentine’s Day special without breaking the bank.

3 Step Plan to Spring Clean your Finances

Whether your spring cleaning philosophy is “get behind the fridge” or “oops, maybe next year,” giving some special spring cleaning attention to your finances is essential. Money is a leading cause of stress for people…

Taking Control of Your Finances During COVID-19

These are unprecedented times, creating anxiety for many as there is uncertainty surrounding health, economic, and financial issues. Here are some of our top tips to stay in control of your finances during the uncertain times of COVID-19.

5 Simple Steps to Creating a Fool-Proof Budget

Paying attention to your cash flow is the first and most important step in taking control of your finances. This means knowing exactly how much money you have coming in and going out each month. If you don’t know how much you have…

Six Tips to Seamlessly Co-Owning a Vacation Property

Since finances might also be a bit tight, going in partnership with friends or family members might seem like a good idea … but is it? You run the risk of creating more stress than enjoyment, but here are a few tips to help ensure everyone stays happy. 

The Quick Beginner's Guide to Building Credit in Canada

Buying a house, leasing a car, renting an apartment, applying for a job, getting a cell phone; what do all of these things have in common? Adulthood, yes. But they also all require a five letter word that can cause some to run screaming…