Category Archives: Budgeting and Cash Flow

Maintain Marital Bliss by Following These 5 Money Management Principles

By Melanie Buffel, B.A. Psych, MBA Candidate Marriages suffer when there is financial stress. Sometimes they fail. In Canada, where the divorce rate is 48%, money issues are often cited as a contributing factor in a relationship’s downfall. But there … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Back to School Break the Bank

By Karen Richardson, FPSC Level 1® and Christine White, P.Eng., FPSC Level 1® The back to school cliché is that kids dread it and parents are gleefully counting the hours. But in reality, lots of kids are excited to go back to school (albeit … Continue reading

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6 Proven Ways to Teach Kids about Money

Where did you learn about money? From school, from your parents, from a life of hard knocks?! Well, you as a parent are the most influential teacher your child will ever have, and specifically the mom when it comes to … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting and Cash Flow, Kids and Money, Relationship to money


A Better Way to Stay On Track with Your Money

By Julie Langevin, CPA, CA Each and every week, I have new clients that come to me who feel money is just trickling out of a hole in their pockets. They are not really sure where it’s all going or … Continue reading

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Don’t give-up on retirement yet! Ten ways to get started…

By Steve Bridge, BA (Hons.), FPSC Level 1TM We know it can be daunting to take those first steps in planning for your retirement and it often seems easier to put it off for another day. But the earlier you … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Getting Financially Unstuck

By Melanie Buffel, BA Psych, MBA Candidate Does your financial situation feel like an immovable object – something that cannot be moved and is keeping you from making progress towards your goals? The situation might feel entrenched, even hopeless. The … Continue reading

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Records Retention – How Long Should I Keep My Paperwork?

By Steve Bridge, BA (Hons.), FPSC Level 1® Certificant in Financial Planning With the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) 2016 personal income tax deadline fast approaching, you are probably working overtime to get all of the forms and documents accounted for … Continue reading

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Pension Plans and Retirement: Should You Be Worried?

By Julie Langevin, CPA, CA With the Federal government tabling their 2016 budget recently, we should all be aware of the challenges facing Canada’s pension system. The fact that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government reduced the age of eligibility for Old … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting and Cash Flow, Relationship to money, Retirement savings


How Much Do You Need to Retire?

By Steve Bridge, BA (Hons.), FPSC Level 1® Certificant in Financial Planning Retirement, or financial independence, ranks as one of people’s top financial goals. Despite that, in the face of so many immediate financial pressures, it’s easy to avoid thinking … Continue reading

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Do 6-figure professionals need a budget?

By Sheila Walkington, co-founder and CFO Money Coaches Canada Happy New Year! The New Year is a natural time to look forward and set goals, but it is also a good time to reflect on how far you’ve come. Looking … Continue reading

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