To combine finances or not?

When two people are in a committed relationship, the question of moving-in together comes-up at some point.

The problem with personal finance blogs

I totally understand the post you are about to read may confuse you, and even more so since I am a personal finance blogger who has been blogging about personal finances for almost 3 years.

Segregated funds explained

Segregated funds have always been a highly debated product.

Choosing a Financial Advisor

Over the last week or so, 3-time Olympian Harold Backer has made headlines here, in British-Columbia, and not for the right reasons.

Should you ever take a pay cut?

A reader of the Money Savvy Blog asked when and if it ever made sense to take a pay cut. The surprising answer is yes!

Fun and cheap Valentine’s Day ideas

I have always been bemused by the sheer amount of money a lot of couples spend for Valentine's Day to "show" their love for one another.

When and how to financially cut off your adult children

As I previously wrote, times have changed. Gone are the days of working in the same company for your entire career as well as receiving a generous pension plan upon retiring.

Suburban life ain’t cheaper

Extraordinary real-estate costs in cities like Vancouver and Toronto are pushing people further and further away from said cities.

It is not just the latte (factor)

David Bach popularized the "latte factor" term. The concept emphasizes the long-term cost of small, everyday purchases such as coffee, cigarettes, magazines and so on.

Financial things to do (and not to do) in your 30’s

The 30's are definitely an interesting decade. Chances are they are a mixed bag for most people in them, including myself: wedding, kids, house, career...etc. This decade is probably the most taxing on hard-earned dollars.