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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In-Kind Contributions to RRSPs

It’s “RRSP season” and once again there is a scramble among a substantial proportion of Canadians to put a 2021 contribution together by the March 1, 2022 deadline. If the cash is not available, the classic option has been to get an RRSP loan from...

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Understanding Canadian Tax Rates

I have sometimes heard it said, “There’s no point in earning extra income; it’s just going to be taxed away.” Oddly enough, no one seems to turn away a raise.   Graduated vs. Flat Tax Canada has a graduated income tax regime. This means that the more you...

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