Marital Bliss Part 2: Who Controls the Money Honey and How?

29 July, 2014

I recently heard from a friend and compatriot who is trying to bring a feminist focus (i.e. understand the power dynamics in relationships and in our world) to financial literacy as it pertains to women living in shelters whose lives and livelihoods have... Read More

RRSPs and TFSAs: A Tale of Two Vehicles

5 March, 2014

We’ve graduated from RRSP Season in February to Tax Season in March and April and this is a good time to talk about the differences between RRSPs and Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs). There are many questions about these two “vehicles”—especially about... Read More

CPPing is Believing: The Canada Pension Plan and You

27 February, 2014

With RRSP Season coming to a close many people are thinking about retirement. This winter has been cold and miserable so why not take our thoughts to the days when we no longer have to work for a living, can sleep in whenever we want, and maybe even go... Read More

The Best of Intentions: Getting on Track by Asking the Right Questions

29 January, 2014

As promised in the exquisite For Everything There is a Season – 10 Topics to Make the New Year Great, I am going to stay true to my word and talk about Intentions and Appreciative Inquiry. Let’s begin the way so many do these days and pluck the definition... Read More

Money is a Funny Thing

10 December, 2013

"The love of money is the root of all evil." – Timothy 6:10 "The lack of money is the root of all evil." – Mark Twain Hello, Trevor here. Betty-Anne asked me to do the blog this week because she felt that it was important for me to give my two cents (which... Read More

If Money could Talk & it can! An Update on the State of the Economy

14 February, 2013

You might think I’m joking, kidding, trying desperately to be funny, but I’m not. I swear that’s what they were named & they were destined to be together, for life – not all four of them, necessarily, but George had to be by George’s side. It was their... Read More

Pocket Change

1 February, 2013

For the last seven years, my wife Colleen and I have been living a very frugal, adventurous lifestyle. Living in our van, off and on, we have travelled across Canada numerous times, learning what it takes to downsize, and live on a very modest budget... Read More

The Accountant and the Giant

27 January, 2013

There once was an evil Giant who robbed the rich caravans on the mountain pass and terrorized the town in the valley below. Many a brave hero had tried to destroy him, but all met with death. Now it came to pass that an Accountant went walking in these... Read More