Tag Archives: Financial Literacy

“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

We often make the most common money mistakes.  None of these bad choices from Gail Vaz-Oxlade should be a surprise to you, but if they are, it’s time to do something better. As Gail says, don’t be a money moron. You’re procrastinating on making a will. More than half of… 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

I hate overdraft protection. Hate it with a purple passion. Why? Well, in principal it’s a good tool to have when you’re in transition. When your life is in turmoil, it’s nice to have a safety net to protect your credit history. But IN PRACTICE most banks let you treat… Read more

There’s no one right way to handle money in a remarriage. But since you can’t escape responsibility for your partner’s decisions, you better talk about it. Some couples maintain separate savings and chequing accounts, paying for their own personal and children’s expenses and sharing the costs of running the household…. 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

Friends has been a staple in our household for almost a decade. Those six kids can still make me laugh. Every time my daughter, Alex, needs a couple of hours of decompression, in goes a Friends DVD. Several years ago when Lisa Kudrow was on Ellen, they played the “What’s your… 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

“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