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Students, there’s help for you too during COVID-19. Here’s how to access it

Budgeting, Debt, Education, Parents, Personal Finance, Students

MeVest Delivers Tips for Students Amidst the Crisis 

Dear clients, readers, students and their parents, Students, I know that this summer is likely not shaping up the way you’d hoped. Your regular jobs and internships may not be available, or they’ve changed dramatically because of COVID-19. Chances are that you were relying on this income…

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MeVest Delivers a View into a Simple Life

Dear clients and readers, At the present moment, I find myself leading a more simple life. Certainly, the world is spinning faster by the second with financial and health complexities, but my priorities are straightforward; family first, staying connected to clients and friends, being helpful…

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MeVest Delivers Tips to Budget for Essentials Only

Dear clients and readers, I hope you are staying healthy. Resilience is the common ingredient that will ensure our collective health and financial recovery from COVID-19. Today’s message provides key highlights of the new Canadian financial aid package as well as how to effectively budget…

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MeVest Delivers Help for Individuals and Small Businesses

Dear clients and readers, I hope you are staying safe and healthy. In an effort to stay connected with you about important financial matters during the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ll be communicating important information that could impact your bank account. I deeply respect your time and…

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Staying connected and informed about financial best practices

A letter to our clients and readers Dear friends and clients, Thank you for taking the time to read this note amidst the high volume of communication you are receiving at the moment. During this period of uncertainty, it’s important to stay connected and this…

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Five core financial principles that lead to wealth — for anyone

Here are some of the most important money lessons I’ve learned — handily boiled down to the five best financial principles to live by. These have been pressure tested and highly researched and they work for anyone, at any income level, no matter what your…

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How to afford to go back to school as an adult

If the thought of paying tuition as an adult is giving you heartburn, it’s time to look at the best options to afford the costs. I went back to school in my late 20s as a “mature” student. To tackle the massive costs of my…

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Five simple ways to save on back-to-school

Back-to-school shopping can get out of control. Rein it in with these five tips. According to the Huffington Post, parents of school-aged children spend an average of $650 on back-to-school supplies for their family every year. Approximately two thirds of that goes towards clothing and…

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Parents, use the Canada Child Benefit increase wisely

The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) increased in July which is very good news for parents! If you are new to this benefit, the money is a financial boost for families and it’s tax-free up to a new annual maximum benefit of $6,639 per child under age 6…

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Co-working spaces with child care are saving parents money

For parents with non-traditional careers, there’s a new trend of co-working spaces that include childcare. They best part is it actually saves money!   In just a few weeks, I’m going to have a sidekick with me, a brand new baby boy, and how I’ve operated…

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Making sure barbecue season doesn’t break the bank

Food cost are up making it harder for Canadians to manage their grocery budget. Stay on track with these five strategies. The latest data on food prices amidst COVID-19 revealed that the cost of veggies, meats and more are on the rise, and most Canadians haven’t…

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Three key financial products every parent needs

1 in 5 parents don’t have one of these three key financial products for their children. In June 2019 online estate planning company, Willful, surveyed parents to see how financially prepared they were now that they had kids. Specifically, they asked whether parents had a…

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Stretch your grocery budget by shopping online

Today on @BTtoronto we talked about how technology is revolutionizing the way we shop for groceries and why that's saving Canadians money. @WinstonSih @rogerfpetersen Full story: https://t.co/Lel9bUpukB — MeVest (@MeVestMoney) July 31, 2018 One of my pet peeves is buying something and then finding out…

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Spending more than $1,000 on children’s activities? Think again.

When I started my career in finance in 2006, I attended an event with the author of The Wealthy Barber, David Chilton. He kicked off his financial pep talk by recounting the time he reviewed an Alberta family’s spending who claimed they were completely broke…

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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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