4 ways to overcome the winter blues with clear goals and purpose

When it’s –20°C and blowing snow outdoors, winter in Canada can feel rather grim. Combine that with fewer daylight hours and it’s no surprise that many Canadians struggle with the winter blues. Research by Accountemps, a staffing firm, suggests that 56% of Canadian...

Oh Baby! A Financial Guide for New Parents in Canada

When I had my first baby in 2007, I was overwhelmed with joy, lack of sleep, and many wonderful gifts from family and friends. It’s a time I look back on with both awe and fondness as for me nothing compares to the wonderful journey of having a baby. At the time, I...

Confidence in your golden years: Financial planning at 60+

While your work life may start to wind down once you hit 60+, your need for sound financial planning does not. To live your golden years with confidence, you need to know that your finances are optimized to ensure you can continue to enjoy life to the fullest. If you...

When your love lives on: Growing your legacy

Dying happens in the physical, but part of you lives on beyond this through the lives you touch and the impact you have on the community around you. This is your legacy. Through smart planning and strategic allocation of your resources, you can ensure that both your...

From impactful career to meaningful retirement

Walk into any boardroom or law office, any university or hospital, and you’ll find them: women at the top of their game as they lead teams, build businesses and shape Canadian society. For women currently in their 50s and 60s who are enjoying great career success,...

From impactful career to meaningful retirement

Walk into any boardroom or law office, any university or hospital, and you’ll find them: women at the top of their game as they lead teams, build businesses and shape Canadian society. For women currently in their 50s and 60s who are enjoying great career success,...

When your love lives on: Growing your legacy

Dying happens in the physical, but part of you lives on beyond this through the lives you touch and the impact you have on the community around you. This is your legacy. Through smart planning and strategic allocation of your resources, you can ensure that both your...

Confidence in your golden years: Financial planning at 60+

While your work life may start to wind down once you hit 60+, your need for sound financial planning does not. To live your golden years with confidence, you need to know that your finances are optimized to ensure you can continue to enjoy life to the fullest. If you...

Gaining clarity: Mindful financial planning for women

Financial planning is not a female issue or male issue – it’s important for everyone trying to build a successful, financially secure future. Nonetheless, navigating the world of personal finance is a challenge for many Canadian women, and that puts their prospects...

Transforming your year-end bonus into a lifetime bounty

December is here and there is so much to enjoy: holiday parties, extra time with family and friends, and – if you’re lucky – a year-end bonus. Once the cheque (or more likely, the direct deposit) rolls in, how you spend your bonus is as limitless as the world of...

Tackling the gender pay gap: Financial planning for female lawyers

Almost half of all practicing lawyers in Canada are female according to membership data from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. If equality in the legal profession were as simple as that, we’d have much to celebrate. Unfortunately, inequality persists. Despite...

Your money, your life: Smart finances in your 60s and beyond

From attending parties to raising kids to running a business, life is busy. Amid the joys and stresses of daily life, staying on top of your finances can be a challenge, let alone finding time to plan for the long term. And even if you had the time, how are you...