Author Archives: Sarah Milton

About Sarah Milton

Sarah Milton is currently stretching her professional wings in Edmonton, Alberta in a role that allows her to combine her talent for writing and speaking with her training in the financial services industry. She is passionate about inspiring people to get excited about their money and empowering them to take control of their financial future. Sarah is the co-author of the book, Take Control of Your Money, she writes a weekly post for RetireHappy.ca and writes twice a month for MoneyProblems.ca. You can follow her on Twitter @5arahMilton

“Either you control your money or it controls you.” T. Harv Eker I grew up in a household where money wasn’t talked about. Which is unfortunate because both my parents are good money managers: they believe in saving, living within your means and not carrying consumer debt. However, not wanting… Read more

“Do not save what is left after spending. Spend what is left after saving.” – Warren Buffet Whenever I sit down with people who are wrestling with debt, the question inevitably comes up: should I be saving or paying down debt? It’s a question that has been debated back and… Read more

“The goal isn’t more money. The goal is living life on your terms.” – Chris Brogan While we all know that saving makes sense, not enough of us are actually doing it. Ever since credit cards were introduced in the early 1980’s, the savings rate in Canada has steadily dropped…. Read more

When people set goals and set out to achieve them, they’re often discouraged by the obstacles they encounter along the way. It would be nice if making the decision to do the “right thing” guaranteed us a simple and speedy passage to our end goal. But, life doesn’t work that… Read more

“When it comes to money, ignorance is not bliss. What you don’t know can hurt you.” – Sandra S. Simmons One of the motivators that led me into the financial services industry was a desire to help people get excited about money and learn how to take control of it…. Read more

If your financial situation is less than awesome right now, then financial independence might feel like an impossible dream. However, it’s worth remembering that there are plenty of people out there who have taken themselves from the depths of financial despair to the height of financial success. If they’ve done… Read more

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe It’s easy to get derailed in the process of managing your money wisely.  Here are five tips to help boost your chances of financial success. 1. Make it a habit Science has proven… Read more

As I’ve said before, managing money and building wealth isn’t rocket science; it’s pocket science. If you don’t spend the time and energy to look after your money, your finances can run a little ‘wild’. What you need to stay on course is a solid money plan. The best systems out there are the… Read more

“Money is always eager and ready to work for anyone who is ready to employ it.” Idowu Koyenikan I rarely meet people who are happy with their financial situation. I think this is partly because no one really knows what they “should” be spending and/or saving in order to create… Read more

“Have you ever wondered if your sole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others?!” – Unknown Sometimes I think that there is more to be learned from other people’s mistakes than their successes, and so, for this post, I thought I would share my own journey… Read more