Tag: Financial planning

Difficulty making mortgage payments?

September 19, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Many factors can make it hard to make your mortgage payments Sometimes unforeseen financial circumstances can result in your having difficulty making mortgage payments.  Or perhaps your financial stress results from taking on too much other high-interest debt. It can be tempting to want to conceal your debt problem for as long as possible. But […]

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Is the bi-weekly mortgage payment always better?

March 21, 2016 | By | 1 Comment

The mystique of the bi-weekly mortgage payment I met with clients over the weekend to do some mortgage planning. They’re buying their first home, and they had lots of great questions about lender options, how to decide between a variable rate or fixed rate mortgage, and the mortgage process. Then they said something I’ve heard clients […]

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My #1 financial tip? Give yourself (good) credit!

February 22, 2016 | By | 1 Comment

First: me, blogging about finance? My blogging on this site sometimes feels a bit uncomfortable. I hate that I might sound “preach-y”, or worse, bossy (something I’m kinda sensitive about, being the oldest child of four). And in reflecting on what my # 1 financial tip would be, who do I really think I am, trying to come […]

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Reaching your financial goals

February 1, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

What’s on your bucket list? Your bucket list includes all the goals you want to achieve, and the life experiences and dreams you want to fulfill. It’s often viewed as a “to-do” list for the golden years of retirement, but your bucket list can also include items that you can fulfill now or in the […]

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Pay your mortgage off fast: 9 tips

July 27, 2015 | By | 3 Comments

These days of sunshine and beautiful temperatures make you think of parties? How about a mortgage burning party? Okay, I know that sounds nerdy. Still, we all know that the faster you pay off your mortgage, the more you’ll save in interest and the faster you can build wealth. Building wealth is pretty sexy, right? […]

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Reverse mortgages in Canada: why are they getting more popular?

September 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Reverse mortgages – understand the facts I’m always fascinated when misconceptions surround a financial product. It seems as if something that can make exciting or controversial cocktail conversation becomes treated as fact, especially if it could potentially impact our money. One such financial product is the reverse mortgage. I have to admit that I myself have been guilty of judging […]

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My Top 10 Financial Resolutions

January 16, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

As some of you may know, I’m a staunch believer in writing down resolutions and goals.  This is in no small part due to the studies that show… If you write down your goals, you’re more likely to achieve them I find that the time spent in distilling my goals is always well spent.  It forces […]

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Helping your kids to buy a home? 3 ways to do it

June 3, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

Thinking you might like to help your kids buy their first home? Abigail Van Buren once said, “If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” This holds true even once they’re grown.  You may have been thinking that you would like to help your kids become homeowners, perhaps […]

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