Paying Taxes On Your Return Can Be A Good Thing

With a little over two weeks to go before tax returns are due for Canadians I’m starting to hear a lot of grumbling over having to pay taxes. Paying taxes is inevitable for every Canadian. We’re probably the most taxed people on the face of the Earth with high income taxes and also extremely high…

What Inflation Can Do To Your Savings

Everyone hates high prices. The unfortunate fact of a growing economy is that prices need to rise over time. This increase in price is called inflation. Inflation is a necessary evil to a successful economy because of how humans behave. Let’s face the facts. We all like a good deal and when we buy things…

Don’t Believe All The News

One of the hardest things I’ve learned while on my quest to achieving financial independence is how to avoid all the news. Everyday we are inundated by news articles stating the “facts”. Browse Facebook, LinkedIn or even look at the home screen on your Android phone and you’ll know what I mean. It’s not hard…

Ringing In The New Year

With 2018 in the rear view mirror it’s time to start looking forward at what the next year may bring. There are already quite a few known changes in Canada to the economic landscape that will affect our personal finances in 2019, so now is a good time to run down through the changes so…

2018: Year In Review

I went back one year to see what I wrote about in 2017 and the headlines were all about Bitcoin. Well guess what? Last year I wrote about how I couldn’t give a damn about Bitcoin because it was just a one hit wonder with no longevity and not a proper way to reach financial…

Budgeting For Couples

Black Friday came and went. It’s the holiday shopping season full of deals and lots of extra trips to the shopping mall or visits to Amazon to hunt for gifts for friends and loved ones. With all the extra time shopping, it’s not really a crime to actually want to get something for yourself. Maybe…

Higher Interest Rates? Learning to Say No.

Three or four years ago people thought interest rates were going to go negative. There was talk about the bank actually giving you money for free because the interest rate was actually lower than inflation. Imagine… free money. Little did people know, there was no such thing as free money. Those that took the bait…