My Wife and I Saved a 50% Down Payment and Still Travelled the World

I love reading about personal finance journeys. Nothing excites me more than reading about people overcoming their struggles with money and turning it into something positive. What I don’t enjoy reading are stories about people who have managed to save a ton of money while appearing to do very little. Don’t get me wrong, I’m [...]

By | 2017-06-25T08:12:25+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Family finances, My Money, Personal Finance|

The Cost of Raising a Child in Canada

I'm at the age now where all my peers are having children. Friends who were never active on Facebook or Instagram all of sudden have plenty to share. I'm happy for you, I really am, but forgive me, I've probably turned off your status updates. Beyond the likes and retweets, the cost of raising a [...]

By | 2017-06-03T20:46:25+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Family finances, Personal Finance|

Get More out of the Canada Child Benefit

The Canada Child Benefit, which was promised by Justin Trudeau during the last federal election, has officially rolled out. The program replaces the Child Care Benefit and is clearly targeted at low to mid-income families since the payouts are higher. That being said, higher income families will most likely see a notable hit. So what [...]

By | 2017-06-06T22:20:55+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Family finances, Personal Finance|

BMO PlanShare: Joint Bank Accounts for one fee

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BMO. One of the most difficult things in a relationship is combining finances. It should be a pretty straight forward process but rarely are things in a relationship that simple. So what is the best way for a couple to simplify their finances? The [...]

By | 2017-06-06T22:22:03+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Family finances, My Money, Personal Finance|