What is a reverse mortgage

Reverse MortgageWhat is a reverse mortgage Where were you when you first heard the term reverse mortgage? If you’re like me, it was through a cheezy commercial on day time TV. Because of this, I was always skeptical of these products, and I wasn’t the only one. Whenever I would bring it up with someone, I [...]

Retirement: What You Need to Know

Retirement What You Need to Know    You’ve worked hard for decades, and now that you are approaching or entering retirement, you could find yourself exposed to significant taxes without the proper strategies in place. Keep more of what you’ve built and enjoy the retirement you deserve.   This complimentary video will cover the following topics: Am I on track [...]

How to gift wealth to your adult children

I was reading the other day that the current cost of raising a child from birth to 17 is about $325,000. And yet, after all that we still want to gift them our wealth?!?! We must be crazy! But having had a child in the last year, I get it. There’s nothing a parent wouldn’t […]

Can I retire if I still have debt?

Retire with debtMore and more Canadians are retiring with debt, but does that make it a viable solution for your retirement plan? We would all like to be debt free once we retire but it isn’t always possible. Ask yourself this The big question you need to ask yourself is “How was the debt accumulated?” If you [...]

Make your vehicle loan tax-deductible

Tax-deductible Vehicle Loan

I’ve previously written about my hatred for buying depreciating assets (The Joys of Purchasing a Vehicle), so I don’t get overly excited when it comes time to buy a new car. I can appreciate all the features that come with a new vehicle, but I don’t like losing 10% of the car’s value as soon […]

The Joys of Purchasing a Vehicle

Vehicle Purchase

It seems like everyone has a story about a memorable car purchase. Lucky for me, I got my story when I was purchasing my last vehicle five years ago. Let’s just say it finished with paperwork being ripped up and thrown in my face all because I didn’t want the pothole protection insurance. Perhaps the […]

Should I Help Pay for my Child’s Education? (Part 1)

The cost of education is continually rising with an average tuition increase of 3.1% across Canadian universities for the 2017-2018 academic year. So should you be helping your child pay for their university education? In this three-part series, we’ll take a look at some of the advantages, disadvantages, and my recommendations when it comes to […]

Paying Down my Mortgage

Debt has a way of playing psychological games with people, and I can attest to this myself. My mother always made sure to let my siblings and I know that debt should always be paid back as quickly as possible as you never wanted the guilt associated with owing someone money. I’m thankful for these […]