Bollywed’s Kuki and Chandan Singh on making it in Canada—and on TV

If you’ve seen Bollywed, then you know the CBC/CBC Gem reality show showcases South Asian culture, fashion and money—as well as the intergenerational drama and humour of the Singh family.…

How to make better financial decisions—without regret—in a crisis

How do you make no-regret decisions when you are in crisis? You follow the guidelines in what I call the Decision Crisis Playbook.  The Decision Crisis Playbook  In this book,…

The cost of the average grocery bill in Canada–and how to lower yours

Welcome to MoneyFlex, our new column about the financial challenges Canadians are facing today. Each month, journalist and editorial assistant Margaret Montgomery will share expert insights and practical tips to…

Mixed Up Money’s Alyssa Davies on striving for CoastFIRE, the value of time, and more

Alyssa Davies doesn’t let complex calculations get in the way of making sound financial decisions—though she does advocate for tracking your spending. “I strongly believe that money is less about…

6 money moves to prepare for the holidays—with a recession to come

As inflation and rising interest rates continue to whittle away at Canadians’ purchasing power, many analysts are predicting a decline in economic activity as early as the first quarter of…

New year, new spending habits

Money-wise, it’s been a challenging year for Canadians but the new year is also a chance to build better strategies around how you spend money. Steer clear of these three…

Want to save money on gifts? Embrace holiday sales, and start early

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Plenty of Canadians are hitting “Add to cart” extra-early, whether they’re buying for Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah. Last year, supply-chain issues frustrated shoppers.…

Reading the “Annual Returns of Key Asset Classes”—what it means for Canadian investors

Back in the day, I always enjoyed perusing the annual asset class rotation chart that investment giant Franklin Templeton used to distribute to financial advisors and media. Even though it’s…

Making sense of the markets this week: October 16

Kyle Prevost, editor of Million Dollar Journey and founder of the Canadian Financial Summit, shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. U.S. earnings remain strong It looks more…

Five money hacks to reduce credit card debt

Tackling credit card debt often requires a multi-pronged strategy. This article will give you several tried-and-true tips around earning, spending and saving—including one that some Canadians may not be aware…