2018: Be prepared for what’s to come

Today is referred to as “Blue Monday” mostly because it’s a time when people are starting to get their credit card bills in to see the holiday spending, and getting sick of the cold weather wanting to travel somewhere warm. In the world of finance, reports on consumer spending and earnings for the last part […]

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Why should YOU have a financial plan?

Taxes are done for another year…. Phew! Now what? Sit back and reflect on your 2015 tax preparation and outcome. Do you: Get a sizeable return, or have to pay? Have difficulty finding all your receipts, and are worried you’ve missed out? Have questions about your tax return, including tax and retirement planning? If you […]

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2016 Federal Budget: A Summary

Reading time: 8 minutes The new Liberal federal government released its 2016-17 budget on March 22, 2016, in line with campaign promises to spend on infrastructure in order to spur on the economy and create jobs for Canadians. A deficit budget was expected, and delivered, but you may be wondering how it would affect (or benefit) […]

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Budget Season 2015 – Did you miss it?

The week of April 20th, 2015 was a busy one for our federal and provincial Ministers of Finance as both Canada and Ontario revealed their 2015 proposed budgets to the public. There was some hooplah, some shock and awe at the proposed sale of a part of Hydro One and other Ontario government assets to […]

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Show Me The Money!

How much do your finances affect other aspects of your life? If you were expecting a fabulous picture of Tom Cruise as Jerry Maguire screaming the fabulous catchphrase of the movie, my apologies.  I’m not enough of a fan to pull that off, but I do encourage you to picture that image in your head […]

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