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  • 5 Things to Think About During a Sudden Stock Market Correction A MoneySmart Guest Blog As with any brand new development that may impact global or local economies, there is still much to learn about COVID-19 and what it means for financial markets in the short- and long-term. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the common concerns people have when global events cause… Read More
  • If you’re single, is it 2x the effort to reach your financial goals? A MoneySmart Guest Blog Being told that I could never do it on my own actually motivated me. Those who voiced this belief were probably expressing their own fears. I am sharing the lessons I learned on how to manage my finances by myself after finishing my undergraduate during a recession. These lessons are now… Read More
  • Advice for New Parents: ABCs and RESPs When I first became a dad in 2011, my family and friends gave me two pieces of advice about kids that have proven true; Life comes in balance – the good and the bad – it will even out over time. Invest early in an RESP. While the first item is a bit more philosophical,… Read More
  • The Prenuptial – Naughty, Nice or Perhaps Just Plain Necessary? I began working as a babysitter for neighborhood families when I was 12. Sometimes there was one kid and sometimes there were upwards of four. My pay - .50/hour and $1.00 after midnight. This is when I started saving. When I was 15, I worked as a sales clerk at Marks and Spencer in St.… Read More
  • Critical Illness Insurance Why critical illness insurance can be so… well, critical When I was in my mid-30s, I attended a luncheon seminar on behavioural finance, examining why we don’t do what we know we should to better manage our finances. I had the good fortune of sitting beside a bright, articulate young woman named Carolyn who was… Read More

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