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November 2019

A Tax System that Supports Two-Household Families?

By | 2019-11-12T15:48:18-08:00 November 12th, 2019|Divorce Self-Help, Government Programs, News & Updates|

Dear Member of Parliament: I am a member of your constituency, a part-time single mom and a self-employed Chartered Professional Accountant.  I work in the Collaborative Practice as a financial neutral to support families as they navigate separation and divorce.  This past year, my time has been consumed in supporting my recently separated clients as they navigate [...]

Are You Really Alone?

By | 2019-11-03T14:31:29-08:00 November 3rd, 2019|Beginning Again, Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

Hi friend, Yesterday I was going to write the most amazing blog post - you inspired me. Why? Because I only write about what I know, and everything you said resonated with me. “I know that.” I thought to myself. “Yes, I’ve felt that way too.” I had a consoling platitude for everything you said. [...]

June 2019

Prioritizing Balance

By | 2019-06-01T13:27:26-07:00 June 1st, 2019|News & Updates|

You often hear about people that have figured their lives and career all out. They are working at something that they feel passionate about. People also talk about that space called "Flow." where everything has come together and life happens beautifully and according to plan. Flow and "being in the zone" are held up to be the [...]

September 2018

September – Decision Making Time

By | 2018-09-03T17:41:18-07:00 September 3rd, 2018|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

Photo by Irina on Unsplash September. Labour Day. A day of transition (understatement). If you are a parent to school-aged children, September can be a bit much (I'm polite here). If you are separated and divorced and share parenting with a co-parent, September can be too much. It can be too many decisions, [...]

February 2018

Money and Divorce

By | 2018-02-06T15:46:18-08:00 February 6th, 2018|Beginning Again, Divorce Self-Help|

  A few months ago I was at a presentation about money. It was not a presentation about new tax rules or how to invest, but it was about how hard it is to talk about money. "I know that!"  I thought to myself. A+ for me. Why is talking about money so hard? Well, [...]

Making Decisions

By | 2018-02-06T05:11:05-08:00 February 6th, 2018|Financial Self-Help|

Recently a client asked my advice on what kind of car to buy. I am cutting and pasting because tax season has hit yet again and I have to get creative and efficient! I don't have a standard "newly separated person buying a car" response because it does depend very much on your individual situation. It [...]

December 2017

November 2017

Communication – Rules for Life

By | 2017-11-03T22:45:38-07:00 November 3rd, 2017|Beginning Again, Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

I'm an accountant. Accountants are notoriously bad at communication. There is usually a reason someone chooses to become an accountant and that reason is usually because numbers are so straight-forward. They are clear and concise, easy to line up, sort and deal with. They are usually associated with projects and with decisions that have very [...]