Category Archives: Budgeting and Cash Flow

The Financial Realities of Retirement during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Karin Mizgala, co-founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada These are disquieting times. The way we live has been upended. For many Canadians, after their physical health, their financial well-being has been top-of-mind. And while many financial investments have bounced … Continue reading

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Is Financial Freedom Still Possible?

By Karin Mizgala, co-founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada COVID-19 has rattled us to the core. It has threatened our health and taken lives. It has damaged our economy and taken livelihoods. It has physically kept us apart, yet we … Continue reading

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Cash Flow in the Time of COVID-19

By Sheila Walkington BBA, CFP® No matter what your financial circumstances, you’re probably at least a little bit freaked out by the impact that COVID-19 is having or could have on your day to day cash flow. Whether you are … Continue reading

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Make the Most of the Holiday Season

Don’t let this holiday season hurt your financial well being. Stay on track and enjoy the season without the stress of putting your financial future in jeopardy. To help, we’ve assembled our most popular holiday-themed articles in one place. Each … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Back to School Break the Bank

By Sheila Walkington, BBA, CFP®  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 an excitement that usually fades with … Continue reading

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Second Time Around? 5 Things You Need to Know about Marriage and Money

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada Almost thirty-five per cent of married Canadians are married for the second or even third time. And while it would be nice to believe that the experience of divorce improves chances … Continue reading

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Money Makeover – Lack of Communication Jeopardizes Couple’s Marriage and Home-ownership Dream

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada   Meet Marisa and Anthony Marisa was a 35 year-old, self-employed, physiotherapist when we met. She and her husband, Anthony, a high school teacher, have two children, who were ages four and … Continue reading

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Paying Your Mortgage in Times of Rising Interest Rates

By Barbara Knoblach, Ph.D., CFP® The mortgage game is a complicated one where the rules change often. Canadian mortgage borrowers can be placed into one of two camps – the ‘variable rate’ or ‘fixed rate’ camp. Variable rate borrowers are those … Continue reading

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Do 6-Figure Professionals Need a Budget?

By Sheila Walkington, co-founder and CFO Money Coaches Canada The fall is a natural time to begin looking forward setting financial goals. I know it’s still the middle of August, but the days are already getting shorter, and the colder … Continue reading

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How to Enjoy the Holiday Season without Paying for It in January

By Liisa Tatem, CPA, CA, CBV, CFDS, FPSC Level 1® Christmas can be like a runaway sleigh. You’re bundled up and warm, enjoying the dips and turns of holiday fun, when you realize that your budget bounced off the sleigh into … Continue reading

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