Being Indifferent … to Dividends

Dividends and Dates When I worked at a discount brokerage, I routinely fielded questions about dividends, in particular, the record date and the ex-dividend date (often abbreviated as “ex-date”). Investors would often get confused by these two dates and the impact they would have on their...

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Mothers and Financial Planning

Mother’s Day 2022 inspired me to write this blog post on some of the financial aspects of being a mother.   Women who take time out of their careers to become mothers often find that they are held back, or pressure is placed on them to cut...

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The Problem with Tax Refunds

You may have seen an article published on April 29 by CBC about “angry and frustrated” teachers who find themselves in the unfortunate position of having their tax refunds delayed. This is because the Eligible Educator School Supply Tax Credit that many teachers had claimed...

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