Helen Burnett-Nichols

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Helen is a freelance writer specializing in news and feature articles on a variety of business, legal and investment topics. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Globe and Mail, National Post Legal Post, Fund Strategy magazine, Canadian Lawyer magazine, Benefits Canada and the Hamilton Spectator’s Hamilton Business magazine. Prior to embarking on a freelance career, Helen was the Community Content Editor for Stockhouse.com, and she previously worked as Associate Editor of Canadian Lawyer magazine/Law Times newspaper. Follow her on Twitter @helenbnichols

Pay Off Debts or Invest? How to Solve this Dilemma

Mortgage, car loan, line of credit? Many Canadians have household debt— as much as $2 trillion in 2017, according to the Bank of Canada—three-quarters...

Small Changes Mean Big Savings

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How Family and Friends Can Derail Your Investments

So, you’ve been working with a financial professional and you’re on your way to achieving your investment goals with a tailored plan. But wait!...

Emerging Market Gains—and Pains?

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Take 6: Top Rules for Financial Independence

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Can Yoga Make You a Better Investor?

Yoga and mindfulness might seem like the opposite of the mental and emotional intensity that often comes with investing, yet these practices have parallels...

Pot Luck: Women in Cannabis

With legalization around the corner, the cannabis sector is growing and evolving at light speed — and while there are currently only a handful...

Pot of Gold? Cannabis Investing 101

Whether you’re interested in the sector for its recent returns, long-term prospects or just because you support legalization from a social perspective, cannabis is...

Minimalism Works for Closets and for Finances Too

Minimalism is everywhere– and whether you’ve used the ‘KonMari’ method to clean out your closet or made room in your busy schedule for more...