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Should you join your money with your honey?

Budgeting, Financial plan, gender diversity, Home Organization, Money Coach, Net Worth, Parents, Personal Finance, Relationships

Should you join your money with your honey?

When the dust settles after the ceremony, reception and second helpings of tiered wedding cakes, newly married couples in Canada must decide whether to join their banking. Technically speaking, so long as the couple works together to achieve their goals as a team, they can…

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Re-imagine Your Budget to Stop Overspending

Remember, fancy spreadsheets and apps won’t save you. Better behaviours will.   As a certified money coach and personal finance author,  I’ve seen just about every version of budgeting that you can imagine; families with an entire section of their kitchen countertop full of jars…

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The Cost of Your Tribe

Everyone belongs to a tribe, and sometimes more than one. These are the communities of people that we identify, play and congregate with. Some of us have a mission such as community work, physical fitness or support systems, while others are simply groups of friends….

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Join our team as a Certified Money Coach!

MeVest is now hiring! Position Title: Certified Money Coach Description: If you’re passionate about personal finance and helping other people master their money, MeVest could be the right fit for you. We’re looking to bring on two experienced Money Coaches to service the Prairies and…

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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…

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Grow Your Margin & Profits

Do you know which of your products and services are most profitable for your business? If the answer is no, you need to learn to calculate and manage your margins. Margin matters because if it’s positive, it means you’re adding value to the business – a.k.a….

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What Would You Pay to Keep Your Relationship Healthy?

Brianne, 34, and Martin, 37, common-law partners of five years, came to see our team at MeVest two years ago; angry and ready to ring each other’s necks. The couple was maxed out, but looked like a million bucks – Denali truck, Louis Vuitton jewellery,…

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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…

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Go Back to Money School with MeVest

Do you feel like your personal finances are a mystery? Have you carried a credit card balance for more than 60 days over the past 12 months? Are you living paycheque to paycheque? Have you pushed off investing because you don’t have the money or…

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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…

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7 Smart steps couples can take to build wealth together

Justin Sullivan / Staff / Getty Images Money issues are indifferent to your age, gender, sexual orientation, life stage, and upbringing. And, despite the material wealth and bright smiles we see on the outside, money issues affect rich couples, poor couples, and those in between….

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Metro Money Makeover: The benefits of a buffer

Metro’s finance guru Lesley-Anne Scorgie is almost out of time to help the women tackle their largest financial burdens and teach them to allocate resources.   The Situation: Yolanda has two expensive months ahead — $500 for movers, a truck and packing boxes as she moves…

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Metro Money Makeover: The benefits of a buffer

Metro’s finance guru Lesley-Anne Scorgie is almost out of time to help the women tackle their largest financial burdens and teach them to allocate resources.   The Situation: Yolanda has two expensive months ahead — $500 for movers, a truck and packing boxes as she moves…

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Metro’s Money Makeover: Turning Beyonce Into Big Bucks

Two young women want to change their lives by transforming their finances and creating a plan to achieve their top goals. For 27-year-old Yolanda, that is eventual home ownership and for 24-year-old Annick, that’s getting out of debt. Metro’s finance guru Lesley-Anne Scorgie is almost…

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Metro’s Money Makeover: Will Beyonce Ruin Annick’s Financial Plan?

The Challenge: At the start of January Metro’s financial guru Lesley-Anne Scorgie started performing a financial makeover on two young women. Annick, a Calgary-based 24-year-old, and Yolanda, a Mississauga-based 27-year-old, have just 12 weeks to get their financial houses in order and drastically improve their…

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Metro’s Money Makeover: Will Beyonce Ruin Annick’s Financial Plan?

The Challenge: At the start of January Metro’s financial guru Lesley-Anne Scorgie started performing a financial makeover on two young women. Annick, a Calgary-based 24-year-old, and Yolanda, a Mississauga-based 27-year-old, have just 12 weeks to get their financial houses in order and drastically improve their…

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Metro’s Money Makeover: Will Beyonce Ruin Annick’s Financial Plan?

The Challenge: At the start of January Metro’s financial guru Lesley-Anne Scorgie started performing a financial makeover on two young women. Annick, a Calgary-based 24-year-old, and Yolanda, a Mississauga-based 27-year-old, have just 12 weeks to get their financial houses in order and drastically improve their…

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Metro’s Money Makeover: When in debt, pay your friends and family first

Metro’s finance guru Lesley-Anne Scorgie has only two months left to tackle the women’s largest financial burdens and teach them to allocate resources.   Annick is allocating over $1,000 per month to debt repayment. THE CHALLENGE: We’ve been following two young women as they get serious…

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Metro’s Money Makeover: You Can Be Too Frugal

Being a super-saver can backfire. It’s important to allow for small splurges so you don’t end up using savings for impulse buys. The challenge: Metro’s finance guru Lesley-Anne Scorgie is on a mission to transform the finances of two young women; Annick, who is heavily…

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Metro’s Money Makeover: Yolanda’s Surprise Discovery

The challenge: Metro’s finance guru Lesley-Anne Scorgie has 11 weeks remaining to transform the finances of two recent graduates — Annick, 24, and Yolanda, 27 — by helping them get out of debt, save money and track their spending. This week we’ll focus on Yolanda. A…

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Metro’s Money Makeover

The challenge: Our participants have set their goals, rolled up their sleeves, and committed to tackling their largest financial obstacles. For the next 12 weeks, I’ll be helping Annick and Yolanda to improve their financial fitness and pushing them to reach new money milestones — just…

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Why It Makes More Sense Than Ever To Pay Down Your Mortgage

Nowadays, you can find a 5 year mortgage rate for less than 3%.  At rates this low, why would anyone decide to make extra payments on their mortgage?  After all, investing your money elsewhere will most likely earn you more than 3% over the long…

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MeVest Money Tip: Rebuilding Credit – No Quick Fix

You’ve seen the ads, promising to improve your credit score, quickly and easily.  Unfortunately, this falls under the banner of “too good to be true.”  There is no magic bullet for credit rebuilding – you need to put in the work and prove that you…

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MeVest Money Tip: Rebuilding Credit – No Quick Fix

You’ve seen the ads, promising to improve your credit score, quickly and easily.  Unfortunately, this falls under the banner of “too good to be true.”  There is no magic bullet for credit rebuilding – you need to put in the work and prove that you…

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MeVest Money Tip: Rebuilding Credit – No Quick Fix

You’ve seen the ads, promising to improve your credit score, quickly and easily.  Unfortunately, this falls under the banner of “too good to be true.”  There is no magic bullet for credit rebuilding – you need to put in the work and prove that you…

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Top 5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Taxes

Tax evasion is illegal, but avoiding paying unnecessary taxes is not. There are a number of totally legit ways to reduce your tax bill, which will help you protect your net worth. 1) RRSP Contributions Nearly anyone can have a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)….

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The Team Approach to Solving Your Relationship and Money Issues

Picture this: you’ve just tied the knot with the love of your life and are planning your home renovation together. When it comes time to pay the contractor, Mr. or Mrs. Right shrugs his/her shoulders in an “I can’t really afford this, can you cover…

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