Please note this website uses cookies. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read our privacy policy for more information.
Got it!

Using digital tools to automate your financial plan

Financial plan, Investing, Organization, Personal Finance, RESP, RRSP, Saving, Spending

Using digital tools to automate your financial plan

Set it and forget it. Automating your budget and savings for things like groceries is one of the best ways to stay on track financially. I’m envious of people that have a long memory. My granny can recount names, addresses, birthdays, anniversaries, outfits people wore…

Read More

Ladies, start saving 20 per cent for retirement

Women can unlock their financial potential by growing their financial confidence. The Wealthy Barber was the very first book I read about personal finance and the most important rule I learned was to save 10 per cent of everything I earned towards retirement. When I…

Read More

The Fight for Gender Parity Continues: Remembering December 6th, 1989

I was in kindergarten when the Montreal Massacre happened. It was December 6th, 1989. In a delusional and violent attempt to “fight feminism”, Marc Lépine, 25 years-old, shot 28 people and killed 14 women, and then he committed suicide. A lot has happened for women…

Read More

Gender Diverse Investing: A Morning with Diana van Maasdijk

Earlier this month I sat down with Diana van Maasdijk, co-founder of Equileap, while she visited Toronto from Amsterdam; where Equileap’s head office is located. Q. What does Equileap do? A. Equileap creates a financial index for gender-diverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs). What that means is that…

Read More

Gender-diverse Investing with Raj Lala

[youtube]https://youtu.be/beLynxK0VSw[/youtube] Raj Lala, and his team at Evolve ETFs, recently launched HERS, which is the first Canadian gender-diverse ETF.   It can be a challenge to research the gender-diversity policies and practices of companies in North America. That’s where relying on non-profit organizations like Equileap…

Read More

Women-focused Businesses are More Profitable

During the month of November, organizations in Canada like WXN and Women of Influence, celebrate the career accomplishments of women.  The subject of gender diversity and women in the workplace is active around the dinner table, but not only that, the subject of has been influencing the markets and investment decisions made…

Read More

Closing the Clean Car Affordability Gap

When the calendar rolls over into 2018 my car, a peppy crossover with low kilometres, will officially be ten years old. In the world of cars, that’s considered a milestone birthday. In the world of consumers, however, that’s considered time for change.   Here’s the…

Read More

Can You Afford to Own a Clean and Safe Car?

  Affording a clean and safe car is within your reach. So too is getting in on the investment market for automotive innovation. What will it cost you to own an Electric Car? Two of the most popular EV Cars are: The Tesla, starting at…

Read More

Apartheid is Over, But Socially Responsible Investing is Not

Throughout the 1970s and 1990s, companies, pension funds, and individuals around the world stopped investing in South Africa. Since 1948, South Africa had been under Apartheid, a system of legal racial segregation enforced by the ruling National Party. Apartheid encouraged other human-rights violations such as…

Read More

Millennials Eager to Invest in Combatting Cyber Security Breaches

I love free stuff perhaps even more than my granny. But, here’s the catch. Over the years I’ve registered for dozens of loyalty programs, downloaded coupons and signed up for services online. All I had to trade to get my precious ‘perks’, was my private…

Read More

Recovering From Identity Theft

Samantha’s story of identity theft is one of many thousands. In the spirit of bringing awareness to Cyber Security Month and we’ve got a few tips from our friends at Cytelligence to keep your information safe online. Change your passwords to your online banking at…

Read More

One Simple Way to Protect Against Identity Theft

Last year the most cyber attacked industries were: Healthcare Manufacturing Financial Services Government Transportation   Millions of people had their private information misused or stolen for the purposes of criminal gain. In some instances, that resulted in the hackers creating new identities; while in others…

Read More

ETFs for Social Good

Three social issues that are trending in ETFs right now are gender diversity, car technology and cyber security. And you see the excitement building with the launch of HERS, CARS and CYBR right here in Canada.   Gender Diversity – Stats from Morgan Stanley show that high gender-diverse companies delivered incremental Return On…

Read More

5 Reasons You Should Save For Your Child’s Education

You know it. The cost of education has increased by more than 100 percent since the 1980s, making it difficult for parents to save enough. Thankfully, the federal and provincial governments across Canada offer Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) and grants to help you save…

Read More

Q & A – Housing Affordability with Sean Cooper

Q. What are the best ways to afford a home in an expensive market like Toronto or Vancouver? Get creative. You probably can’t afford your dream home right away, but by getting your foot in the door of the real estate market with a condo…

Read More

Want to cash-out on your real estate? Read this.

When times are good in real estate there are plenty of reasons to cash-out. But, the cash-out only works to your financial benefit if you’re actually putting real money towards your net worth. Your net worth is the amount of money you have left over when…

Read More

Thinking of paying off your HBP early? Think again.

Let’s face it. Most first-time home buyers need a serious financial boost for their downpayment so many turn to the Home Buyer Plan (HBP). With the HBP you and your partner can borrow up to $25,000 each, tax-free from your RRSP. You’ll have 15 years to repay…

Read More

What You Need to Know About the Looming RRSP Deadline

We’ve got answers to your  RRSP questions. Q 1. The RRSP deadline is looming and you might be feeling pressured to contribute, but is it always the right choice for everyone? Not necessarily. If you simply can’t afford to make an RRSP contribution because you…

Read More

Save the Date for our Free RRSP Webinar

One question we’re asked often is ‘should I contribute more money to my RRSP?’ We are here to help! Join us on February 15th , 2017 at 8pm EST for a 45min webinar hosted by MeVest founder Lesley-Anne Scorgie. We’ll help you learn how to:…

Read More

Why RRSP loans are in style

Thinking of catching up on your RRSP contribution space? An RRSP loan could help.   RRSPs 101   RRSPs are a very powerful tool to save for retirement and if your household earns more than $50,000 per year, you should have them.   Every year…

Read More

5 easy ways to get your finances in shape

A new year means new goals and for many people, getting their finances in order is at the top of that list. Personal finance expert Lesley-Anne Scorgie shares her tips and tricks for improving your finances. If you can make one simple financial improvement this year… Raise…

Read More

The Financial Procrastinator’s Checklist

There is still time to end 2016 on a strong financial note. Tackle these ‘must-do’ activities. 1. Increase your bi-weekly contributions to your RRSP by $20. That’s the equivalent of two lunches and it adds up to just over $500 per year. If you keep…

Read More

Financial Benchmarks to Hit at Every Age

We all know how important it is to save for retirement but how many people can actually say they feel prepared? Work towards these financial benchmarks at any age. The 20s – The Era of Broke We all know that the 20s are where you’ve…

Read More

5 Steps to Building Wealth for Women

It’s dangerous and frankly irresponsible for any woman – rich, poor or anywhere in between – to not actively participate in managing her own money. Far too often I’ve seen powerful smart women put financial blinders on and defer to their partners or financial advisors…

Read More

How do I even start investing?

Investing can seem like a scary prospect. As a new investor (or about to be investor), start with what type of investments you want to make: Mutual Funds, Index Funds and GICs (bank products) or Stocks, Bonds and ETFs (self directed). If you want to…

Read More

Load More