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My Personal Finance Story podcast on The Personal Finance Show (with Beau Humphreys) Where did my "unconventional wisdom" ideas come from? I had a fun afternoon being interviewed by Beau Humphreys about My Personal Finance Story. How a series of unusual events in my...read more
Very well-written and insightful interview and article on Tangerine.ca by Robin Taub. Worth reading. A couple quotes: "The key to minimizing taxes on retirement income is careful planning, and this normally starts years or even a decade or two before you retire." "In...read more
Very interesting article on MoneySense by Jonathan Chevreau. Every article I have ever read (other than this one and mine) about whether to start CPP at 60, 65 or 70 misses one of the 2 main factors - how you invest. If you take CPP early, you can take less from your...read more
Are you a parent? Is the income of your family between $30,000 and $119,000 per year? If so, congratulations! You are now paying the new “tax on parents”. Total tax rates on parents can get very high, with marginal tax rates as high as 63%! The new tax on parents is a...read more
There was a gasp from the audience, when this photo of a homeless woman was shown at a talk I recently attended. A new survey shows that almost half of women fear they will become a "bag lady" someday. They fear being financially desperate and living on the street. No...read more
I am pleased to announce that the MoneyShow has posted the video of my talk. Many people have asked me where they can see it again. These are not just tax tips. These are the 6 big strategies to save you...read more