Do You Need A Financial Navigator?

I get really nervous when driving in strange places. The anxiety comes from my poor sense of direction – I could get lost in a phone booth. My wife, on…

Net Worth Update: 2022 Mid-Year Review

  Stocks went down. Real estate went up. Yet I sold stocks to buy real estate. Welcome to 2022, where things no longer make sense. That’s right, we made a…

What’s Up?

No, I’m not asking how you’re doing (sorry, I know everything sucks right now!). I’m talking about your investments. Active managers love to tout their ability to capture all of…

Weekend Reading: House Building Edition

I got a three-month head start on working from home after I quit my full-time job in December 2019. At first, I worked from a laptop at the dining room…

Stop Checking Your Portfolio

We’re nearly halfway through 2022 and the year has not been kind to investors, to say the least. Global stock markets are suffering their worst prolonged losses in recent memory.…

Weekend Reading: Breaking Up With Your Advisor Edition

I recently coached a client through the process of transferring her existing RRSP, TFSA, and non-registered investment accounts away from high fee managed mutual funds and over to a self-directed…

How to Travel for Free with Home Exchange

TV show guest: “Back in my day, we didn’t have video games. The only toys we had were chalk that we used to draw on a sidewalk” Eric (*incredulous*): “You…

Time To Check In On Your Financial Plan

I quit my full-time job in December 2019, three months before a global pandemic shut down the world. I watched my investments fall by 34% in the sharpest and most…

Using Annuities To Create Your Own Personal Pension In Retirement

*Sponsored by RBC Insurance* The reason why retirement planning can be so difficult is because the one variable we need to know – how long we have to live –…

FREE Summit: Women Can Money

Hey hey – Quick post today letting you know about a free financial summit taking place next week that I will be a part of Maria from Handful of Thoughts…