How to Build Your Own Financial Spreadsheet

**Today's guest post comes from Lars Kroijer, a former hedge fund manager based in London who has contributed to my site a few times now. In a world where online financial advice is omnipotent and financial calculators and portfolio management systems are free and easy to find, you might wonder why you should bother to do [...]

By | 2017-11-17T20:19:13+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|featured, My Money, Personal Finance|

Should You Save Your Friends From Money Mistakes?

As a personal finance blogger, I know more about money than the average person. I suppose this is a good thing since I never (hopefully) have to worry about money. But, am I supposed to get involved when the people around me start complaining about money? My logical conclusion is no. It’s not my job [...]

By | 2017-11-20T08:24:19+00:00 November 20th, 2017|featured, My Money, Personal Finance|

Always Keep Your Receipts When Travelling

As a freelancer, I always keep my receipts since I can claim many things for taxes. But there’s an argument to be made that everyone should keep their receipts. Receipts are provided to prove you’ve paid something. If you have a dispute about something, those receipts could mean the difference when making your case. When [...]

By | 2017-11-08T23:58:08+00:00 November 16th, 2017|featured, My Money, Travel, Travel news|

Why I’m Not Abandoning my Financial Advisor Anytime Soon

I’ve been a do-it-yourself investor for quite a few years now, and I’ve never regretted that decision. I initially switched my investments from mutual funds to TD e-Series funds. But at the start of the year, I switched again to exchange traded funds to lower my management expense ratio (MER). I’ve calculated that I’ll likely [...]

By | 2017-11-15T15:48:28+00:00 October 30th, 2017|My Money, Personal Finance|

3 Steps to get Your Finances Back on Track

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of President’s Choice Financial®. All opinions are my own. Did you know that November is Financial Literacy Month? The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada came up with the idea to encourage Canadians to take control of their finances. Private, public, and non-profit organizations all get [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:08:03+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Credit cards, Debt, featured, My Money, Personal Finance|

Have we Become Obsessed With Rewards Points?

I recently met up with fellow personal finance blogger Jen from Jen On Money where we were discussing debt (were you expecting anything else?). Eventually, the conversation shifted to credit cards which then lead to rewards points and how millennials are obsessed with them. It’s not hard to see why rewards points have become so [...]

By | 2017-10-24T23:51:14+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Credit cards, My Money, Personal Finance|