How Sarah is pocketing over $4,400 more per year on her investments.

Sarah didn’t have a good experience with money – it was traumatizing to say the least. A lawsuit within the family that forever tarnished the relationship – things were never the same again, and at no fault of her own. Once her lengthy battle over an inheritance was finally settled,Continue reading

7 Tips to Save on Your Next Trip

Last winter I took a trip to Hawaii – not exactly the most cash-friendly place, but there are a few things you can do to avoid the tourist traps and still have an incredible trip. Here are seven tips on how to save money on your next trip: Bring yourContinue reading

How I helped my client save $30,000 per year

“How good are you with your money?”, is one of the first things I ask my clients. I get a range of answers from “I’m good with my savings” to “I’m not that great”. Either way, I help them find more money than their current rate of savings, before divingContinue reading

My New Friend, Sam

“I’m going to be a professional surfer!” was the quote of my recent Hawaiian trip. As non-sensical as it sounded, here I was, first time out there. Look how professional I look! I befriended a girl named Sam at one of the AirBnB’s I was staying at, and she, too,Continue reading

Don’t Dig Yourself into a Financial Hole after a Breakup

Your relationship just ended, you’re hurt, and you’ve just scoured the internet for answers because you want to know how in the world you ended up in this position and all you’re trying to do is make yourself feel better. Now. Yes, breakups suck and the only thing that willContinue reading

Our Attitudes Towards Money

I educate people on money and investing, and I also help people implement plans and structure on how they should handle their finances. This is financial planning. That’s great, everyone needs that, however, what isn’t structured are our emotions and behaviours towards money. Money is an emotional topic. How weContinue reading

Why you should Save (and Invest) in your Retirement, Yesterday!

I often ask people in their 20s and 30s, do you save for retirement? And I usually get this look followed by “Ughh why are you asking me to do something that isn’t going to happen for another entire lifetime away? Girl, I get it. I don’t even know whatContinue reading

Financial Security

Exactly three years ago around this time, I was in the mountains of northern China, training Kung-Fu on a full-time basis.  Less than two months before that, I had a full-time job that I had been in for over 6.5 years – and just like that, it was all gone.Continue reading

Cryptocurrency

While I am a fan of disruptive technologies and embrace new ideas and ways that challenge our norms, I always look at the downside to make sure it stands a chance at succeeding. We have all been hearing about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies the last little while and all the maniaContinue reading

Why Are Toronto Renters Treated Like…

I recently came back from a trip to Houston, staying at my cousin’s rental apartment for five days.  I was amazed at what she got as a renter, in return for what she was paying for. For US$1,400 + utilities: +950 sq. ft. includes parking for two cars Valet garbage (it’s a thing there –Continue reading