Category Archives: Money Coaching

Income tax challenges for the self-employed

By Melanie Buffel, BA Psych, MBA Candidate When people choose self-employment, they are often attracted to the challenge and excitement of creating a business they are passionate about. They may look forward to a more flexible work schedule, or the … Continue reading

Posted in For your information, Money Coaching, Small Business


How to Make the Most of Your Inheritance

By Janet Gray, B.A., B.Admin, CFP®, CHS, EPC, CPCA Waiting for an inheritance is not a solid financial plan. But the fact is, Stats Canada reports that the total net worth of Canadians over age 65 is $2.18-billion, and much of … Continue reading

Posted in Ask Your Money Coach, For your information, Money Coaching, Will & Estate Planning


My Financial Advisor is Making More from my Investments Than I Am; What Should I Do?

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO, Money Coaches Canada To say that many Canadians are cynical and wary of advice from the financial industry would not be overstating the situation. The idea of hidden fees and commissions buried in investment … Continue reading

Posted in Investing, Money Coaching


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

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


Emotional Roadblocks to Financial Happiness – 3 Steps to a Breakthrough

By: Barbara Knoblach, PhD., FPSC Level 1 ® “These are my New Year’s resolutions…” We all start the year with a collection of resolutions to improve our lives. We want to lose weight to fit into new clothes; we want … Continue reading

Posted in Money Coaching, Relationship to money


Don’t Let Short-Term Events Impact Your Long-Term Investing Success

By Anthony Larsen, BAS, CFP® Investment success can be reduced to four simple words: buy low, sell high; just as diet success can be boiled down to: eat less, move more. So why aren’t we all wealthy and in stellar health? … Continue reading

Posted in Investing, Money Coaching, Retirement savings


Are You Ready for the Truth About Your Investments?

By Karin Mizgala, Co-founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada Choosing a focus word for the year ahead has become a popular New Year’s activity. Words like flourish and balance are trendy, unless you work in the financial services industry, where … Continue reading

Posted in Ask Your Money Coach, Financial Literacy, Investing, Money Coaching


Gratitude is the Key to Reducing Money Stress and Enjoying the Holidays

By Sabine Lay, Certified Money Coach Being grateful has been shown in study after study to positively impact our lives. Our ability to experience and express gratitude influences our relationships, our emotional and physical health and even our careers. But unfortunately, … Continue reading

Posted in Money Coaching, Relationship to money


A Financial Plan is a Roadmap

In today’s hectic world, most people have neither the time nor the expertise necessary to navigate the financial complexities of modern life. They need help making sense of it all, and would benefit from a comprehensive, thoughtful approach to money … Continue reading

Posted in Investing, Money Coaching


RRSP vs RESP: How to Make the Right Choice?

By Bruce Q. Thompson, B.Admin, CFP® From the moment our children are born we want the best for their future. Success is never guaranteed, but we hope to be able to offer them opportunities. And what better opportunity is there than … Continue reading

Posted in Ask Your Money Coach, Investing, Money Coaching, Retirement savings