Personal Finance

Book Value: What Canada’s Finance Experts are Reading

If you look at my bedside table right now you’ll find King William’s Tontines, by Moshe Milevsky, a book about a slightly macabre financing scheme invented...

Investment Secrets From High-Net-Worth Investors

I was hired by a private bank to conduct a workshop on financial basics for their affluent clients. One of the subjects I always...

Tips for How to Spring Clean Your Finances

We all do it. We accumulate financial papers all year long, put them aside in a pile in the corner of the kitchen or...

5 Little Tricks to Improving Your Credit Score

In today’s nearly cashless society, I fear that the upcoming societal outcasts (financially speaking) will be those with poor credit. Today, one can’t travel,...

Cruise Control: What’s Your Spending Style?

As a kid, every Friday my brother and I got a 25-cent allowance. As soon as the quarter landed in my palm, I flew...

4 Big Money Traps Everyone Needs to Avoid

Confession: Number crunching turns me on. I know that for most normal people doing calculations is the mental equivalent of nails on a chalkboard....

Fee Transparency Never Looked So Good

At the Met Gala, an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute in New York, and the ne plus ultra of society events,...