Tag Archives: cash flow

Should I take CPP at age 60?

By Barbara Knoblach, PhD, CFP® The calendar has flipped, and we have a new year ahead. Bring on 2020. The kids are back at school; homework, lessons and sports practice have begun to fill the family calendar again. Summer holidays … Continue reading

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How to Enjoy Summer Without a Debt Hangover

By Sheila Walkington, Co-Founder and CFO Money Coaches Canada There is something about summer that makes us loosen the reins on our routines. We tend to eat more treats, and we let the kids stay up later. We enjoy more time with … Continue reading

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I’m Working Really Hard, But Not Getting Ahead. Five Misconceptions Keeping You Stuck

By Alison Stafford, CFP® How often have you thought—I could get out of debt and save more for retirement, if only I made more money. It appears to make sense; that more money would be the answer to your financial worries. … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting and Cash Flow, Debt, Relationship to money


How Can My Home Equity Support My Retirement Goals?

By Christine Williston, B.A., FPSC Level 1® For older Canadians, with a paid or almost paid mortgage, ever increasing home values feels like watching winning numbers come up in the lottery. But how best to cash in the ticket? Or should it even … Continue reading

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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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Money Coach Spotlight: Melanie Buffel

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” –Albert Einstein Melanie Buffel changes the way her clients think about money. “When I begin working with clients,” she says, “whether they are … Continue reading

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Be the architect of your financial future

By Kathryn Mandelcorn, FMA You are not born with a set of values around money. The blueprint for your financial habits and behaviors is drawn by the experiences and significant people in your past and present. The current state of … Continue reading

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Five reasons budgets fail

The majority of our clients make a very good income, yet many find themselves struggling to get ahead financially. Time and again one of the first things we’re asked is; what am I doing wrong?  Most have tried to stick … Continue reading

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