How to Pay Bills When Your Monthly Income Varies

Increasingly today there are many Americans that are self-employed or earning side income in addition to a regular job to make ends meet. In fact, the number of self-employed Americans has gone up year after year, with 15 million Americans listed as self-employed in 2015, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Self-employment often can mean […]

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6 Tips to Survive an Audit

Nobody expects to be audited. But with at least 434,000 Canadians investigated every year many are left flat-footed when the inquiry letter arrives. Make sure you’re prepared by following these easy steps to securing an accurate and fair audit. 1. Be Audit Ready The CRA can go back four years from the date you mailed […]

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5 Steps to Take Control of Your Personal Finances

When I started my financial planning career seven years ago, I quickly learned that the people who were financially successful were the ones who dedicated time and energy to regularly budgeting, managing and planning out their finances. In other words, they had the discipline to get a financial education and continue to expand that education over their […]

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7 Ways Franchises Help Franchisees Obtain Financing

From developing a business model, to building your branding and obtaining financing, starting your own business is an intimidating process. Many entrepreneurs pursue franchising as a form of business ownership, because it offers a more guaranteed model for success than starting over on your own. Franchising provides a ready-made brand, a ready-made product and a ready-made […]

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The 3 Decisions that will Change Your Financial Life

There’s nothing worse than a rich person who’s chronically angry or unhappy. There’s really no excuse for it, yet I see this phenomenon every day. It results from an extremely unbalanced life, one with too much expectation and not enough appreciation for what’s there. Without gratitude and appreciation for what you already have, you’ll never know true fulfillment. […]

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7 Tips for Aspiring Home-Buyers

Whether it’s your first home or your fifth, here’s what to consider when shopping for shelter. 1. If You’re a First Timer Real estate is a great choice for an entry-level investor, even if you can’t afford your dream home right away. Where do you start? Fixer-uppers are increasing in popularity thanks to HGTV, but […]

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