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ESG and sustainable investing

Sustainable investing was once a relatively fringe investment style, but now it’s a significant part of how Canada’s national pension plan is managed. Here’s an overview of what you should know about sustainable investing. Although definitions of “sustainable” can vary, most mutual funds and pension plans that pursue sustainable investing analyze companies based on environmental,...read more

I’m turning the big 4-0 this year. It seems like yesterday when I celebrated my 30th birthday with all my closest friends, but a decade has passed just like that. During that time, I became a father and changed careers. It’s crazy to think about all I’ve been through over the last 10 years. Many...read more

Of all the changes the Covid-19 pandemic has forced upon us, none may be as interesting or far-reaching as the way it has affected how we work. The changes to the workplace have been so swift, so deep, and at this point over a year into the pandemic, so long-lasting, it’s hard to see how...read more

Every year I make sure to update my budget in January. Making a few adjustments is usually necessary as the cost of some expenses have likely changed, so I want to make sure that my budget is still accurate. When we hit the mid-point of the year, I then like to do an audit to...read more

We’re more than a year into the global pandemic and some people are struggling financially. Many people have lost their jobs or have seen their hours cut. I saw my income drop by 75% during the peak of the pandemic. I’ve managed to rebound since then, but I had to make some lifestyle changes a...read more


Is a cashless society possible?

According to a recent study from Payments Canada, alternative payment methods are gaining traction and the use of cash to conduct transactions is on the decline. Credit and debit cards have been in common usage for many years in Canada, but as technology has advanced, connecting credit and debit cards to smart devices has made...read more

Growing fresh and healthy food isn’t just for homeowners with huge backyards anymore. It doesn’t matter how big or small your outdoor space is, it’s still possible to grow plants and food for your own use and even to share with your neighbours. Approximately two-thirds of the world’s population is forecast to live in cities...read more


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