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Why I want nothing to do with FIRE

Have you heard of the FIRE movement? In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early. People who FIRE aren’t looking to retire five or ten years early, they’re looking to do it in their 30’s or 40’s. That’s quite the goal and requires some careful planning. If you can...read more

Many Canadians aspire to be homeowners but don’t realize how many different costs are associated with buying a property. The obvious things you’ll likely need are a down payment and a mortgage, but there are plenty of other things you will also need to budget for before you start looking for a home. Here are...read more

Before my wife and I had our daughter, many people told me that kids are expensive. This wasn’t a surprise since it’s obvious there will be new costs to budget for such as childcare, activities and more groceries. We were fortunate to be in a good financial position when our daughter was born, but no...read more

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Older workers and the gig economy

Have you heard of the gig economy? If not, it’s just a fancy term to describe people who work part-time jobs or freelance full-time. This isn’t new as part-time jobs have existed practically forever. Still, it’s gained a lot of traction as of late since technology has made the gig economy accessible to anyone. According...read more

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What to do with your tax refund

  Traditionally, the tax filing deadline for individuals is April 30, but due to global events, the Canadian government has postponed that date to June 1 this year to give you some more breathing room. This was a welcome change for many people, but the extension doesn’t apply to self-employed individuals as this deadline remains...read more

As a self-employed individual, I’m very aware that my income can fluctuate quite a bit. There has been more than one incident where I’ve made record income one month which was then followed by a significant drop the next month. For some people, this rapid change of income can lead to sleepless nights, but I’ve...read more

  Fraudsters are incredibly smart these days. They continuously come up with different schemes targeting people via online sites, email, text messages and phone calls. It doesn’t matter how old you are, your gender, or where you live, fraudsters are trying their hardest to get your information and cash. Fraudsters also don’t take time off...read more

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