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October 2015

Economic Update Daydreaming

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51-08:00 October 29th, 2015|Beginning Again, Financial Planning Steps|

I recently went to the Economic Update that CPABC (that's Chartered Professional Accountants of BC) puts on every year. I go every year as it is free professional development (well, almost free as it consumes my time) and I always think that I might learn something. This year I learned that the Economic Update works [...]

Coaching verses Commanding

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51-08:00 October 21st, 2015|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

  "People turn up in your life when you need them." This was said to me by someone recently and she was essentially predicting her appearance in my life. At the time of our meeting, I was actually thinking: "I do not need this person at all in my life." She blew in the door and [...]

The Chicken or the Egg in Divorce

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51-08:00 October 10th, 2015|Divorce Self-Help|

  Divorce is usually the end result of a typical progression of circumstances. It usually goes like this: You get married You begin navigating your married life with your partner You and your partner start experiencing challenging life circumstances You and your partner begin to realize you approach life's challenges differently You attempt to negotiate with [...]

September 2015

New Federal and BC Tax Credits for 2015

By | 2015-09-23T15:59:54-07:00 September 23rd, 2015|Tax Tips|

Federal Children's Fitness Amount Tax Credit This is the exciting one. This credit has become a refundable credit for the 2015 and subsequent tax years. In prior years, it was non-refundable, that is, it could reduce your taxes owing, but you would not get anything back if you had zero taxes owing. By being refundable, [...]

Children, Postsecondary Education and Divorce

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51-08:00 September 15th, 2015|Divorce Self-Help, Financial Planning Steps, Parenting and Finances|

When I was growing up, I was always told that I was responsible for paying for my own university education. My parents wanted me to go to university, but they also wanted me to start learning how to be financially independent. Actually, I’m not sure if it was a conscious decision on their part to [...]

August 2015

Does Salary Level Determine the Worthiness of a Job?

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51-08:00 August 31st, 2015|Divorce Self-Help, Parenting and Finances|

Does salary level determine the worthiness of a job or a person? I think most of us would say “NO WAY!” including myself yet actions and behaviour speak louder than words. When I was earning a decent salary (actually some would have probably considered it indecent), for my age people treated me differently. They seemed [...]