Conspiracy Theories and Personal Finance

What are Conspiracy Theories? This term gets bandied about a lot recently, and these theories find their fans at both ends of the ideological spectrum. Source: Jan Willem van Prooijen, Andre Krouwel and Thomas Pollet, “Political Extremism Predicts Belief in Conspiracy Theories,” Social Psychological and Personal Science...

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Dealing with Debt

Debt is not a fun topic. Well, maybe it is if you like engaging in stories like those of the Four Yorkshiremen, later popularized by Monty Python, who sought to outdo each other with their personal histories of poverty.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAdlkunflRs   Poverty and debt are not, of course,...

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Understanding Financial Credentials

You are looking for someone who can provide you with professional financial advice. Where do you begin? Perhaps you search the internet for investment advice. A list immediately comes up with several advisors from one of the major bank-owned investment firms. A common designation among...

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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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