Time Marches On. Get #RetireReady

Time Marches On. Get #RetireReady

If you are over 35, you’ve probably noticed some little lines forming on your face. Maybe your skin isn’t as smooth as it once was and your hair takes a little more work to look shiny and full. Of course, maybe you look better than you did at twenty and you have no...
Life Insurance Gives Peace of Mind

Life Insurance Gives Peace of Mind

I purchased my first life insurance policy as soon as I became a mother. My father sold life insurance when I was young and had spoken about the importance of it many times, so it was an obvious choice. However, I didn’t really understand the reasons for getting life...
The Most Important Investment

The Most Important Investment

Despite it being 24 years ago and going through 40 miserable hours of labour at the time, I still remember those first precious moments with my oldest son. He opened his eyes for me and we just stared at one another. I was a single 19 year old who was delirious with...
Life happens in its own time

Life happens in its own time

“He did it right.” That’s the statement a family friend made after describing his son’s accomplishments. He finished college, got married, bought a house and became a father, in that order. To past generations, this is “doing it...
Get your bank account ready for summer

Get your bank account ready for summer

It’s June, and that means school is quickly coming to an end. Aside from the daily countdown, I’ve been listening to a lot of this: “Where are we going this summer?” “Will we get to go to family camp?” “Can we go to the...
The Cost of Standing Up in a Wedding

The Cost of Standing Up in a Wedding

Being asked to be in someone’s wedding is a huge honour, but it is also a big responsibility. The financial aspects alone can be daunting for many wedding party members. A recent TD survey found that almost 40 per cent of Millennial and Gen X Canadians who have...
Tax Filing Made Painless

Tax Filing Made Painless

I just finished a daunting task that we all have to tackle once a year. I filed my taxes. I do it myself, and this year I used H&R Block’s free online service to file. Obviously I like that it is a free service, but it’s also nice that it walks you...
Don’t Let Yourself Be a Victim #FPM2015

Don’t Let Yourself Be a Victim #FPM2015

I remember when I got my first bank card. Gone were the days of standing in line to withdraw a few dollars. Convenience overshadowed any concerns I may have had about security, but I took some safety precautions. I made sure no one could see my pin when I used the...