Posts Categorized: Life & Money

How to retire and fill 40 hours a week

How to retire and fill 40 hours a week

“Can you believe it, honey? Friday’s my last day at work! Time sure flies. I can’t wait to start spending all of our free time together!” Did this thought warm your heart, or get your pulse racing in panic? That probably depends on whether you’ve… Read more

Thrifty and thoughtful gift ideas for the holidays

Doing some last-minute holiday shopping? The urge to spend is almost irresistible. Saving money might be the furthest thing from your mind. But around holiday time, I try to focus on what really matters: spending time with family and friends. Still, expectations are hard to change…. Read more

Managing household expenses. Tips from Rubina Ahmed-Haq

A little while ago, one newsworthy survey showed that most Canadians would have trouble managing their household expenses if interest rates went up. Well, rates have indeed climbed. The cost of servicing a mortgage is up, putting pressure on household budgets for everything else, from groceries to… Read more

Good and bad habits for investing

Are your investing instincts all wrong? To put it another way, would you prefer to avoid losing money more than you want to make money? Check out this presentation showing how many investors get the fundamentals wrong when it comes to placing their bets, which is often… Read more

Finances for freelancers in the gig economy

Finances for freelancers in the gig economy

For freelancers, understanding finances, taxes, etc. can be more confusing than for people who hold down a regular 9 to 5 job. That’s a big problem. In the USA, “Gig workers are expected to comprise 40 percent of the workforce by the end of the decade,” reports the Times Free… Read more