RRSPs: Too Much of a Good Thing?

RRSPs have many virtues but they also have some potential negatives. In our new podcast we uncover how to maximize the positives and minimize the negatives of RRSPs. Give it a listen!

The Gold Standard: Barbara Stewart

Rita Silvan, editor-in-chief of Golden Girl Finance, speaks with Barbara Stewart, CFA, the author of Rich Thinking, a global research project that challenges outdated...

The Gold Standard: Kelley Keehn

Rita Silvan, editor-in-chief of Golden Girl Finance, speaks with author and financial educator Kelley Keehn about her new book, Talk Money to Me.   GGF: Kelley,...

Making Change — The Real Costs of Switching Banks

You’ve seen a promotion on a great low rate on a high-interest savings account or new credit card, but, darn, it’s not from your...

How to Pass Your Home to your Children

Getting into the housing market is difficult – especially for Millennials, for whom the staggering house prices and deep debt loads straight out of...

4 Steps to Avoid a Mortgage Default

Just as Canada’s real estate marketplace appeared to be stabilizing and was poised for a strong selling season, the fear hit. While rates are...

Wine O’clock? Cheers to your Financial Ruin

Last year American financial guru Suze Orman trotted out one of the grand truths of saving: small indulgences add up and rob you of...

How a Multi-Generational Family Goes Green

Alberta engineer Michelle Avis had a great job in the oil and gas industry. Then – together with her husband Rob, also an engineer,...

My Brilliant Career… is On Hold

Yes, you read the title correctly. I am an avocado-loving/will-never-own-her-own home/spends-too-much-time-online Millennial. Don’t worry, I’m not going to give you financial advice. Instead, I’ll give you...