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February 2017 Net Worth Update: +$2200 (+0.5%)

One whole month into 2017 already!  How have your personal finance resolutions been going?  Nothing too exciting this month, markets are pretty flat.  Something else is exciting happening in my husband and I's life and it will be a life and game changer! My personal...

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Wealthsimple Review

“We're on a mission to bring smarter financial services to everybody, regardless of age or net worth.” - Michael Katchen, CEO If you'd like to try their services for free after reading our Wealthsimple Review simply click here to take advantage of our exclusive...

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How to Use the Home Buyers Plan

The Canadian Home Buyers Plan is a way to borrow from your RRSP in order to come up with a down payment for your first home.  Having bought my first home recently, I found the home buyers plan information on the Canada Revenue Agency website a bit difficult to...

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Variable vs Fixed / Open vs Closed Mortgages

Buying a house and getting a mortgage can be a stressful experience – especially if you’re going through it for the first time.  With terms such as variable, fixed, closed, open, prime interest rates and many more, it can be easy to get intimidated.  Because of all...

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2017 Personal Finance Goals

It's somewhat of a personal finance blogger to have personal finance goals for the new year.  After all, this blogs help keep us accountable, and I find it very helpful to motivate myself to achieve these goals.  There isn't much change from last year's personal...

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January 2017 Net Worth Update $452,500 (+13%)

2016 was a stellar year, I must say (well not for the rest of the world I suppose, but it was for my portfolio)! I increased my net worth by $68,330 from last year's update and reached my annual goal of increase my net worth to $420,000, that's a 17.8% increase from...

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2016 Personal Finance Goals Recap

And just like that, 2016 has come and gone and 2017 is here.  It is tradition to review last year's goals and create new goals for the new year.  In summary, I achieved most of my 2016 personal finance goals but definitely failed on one of the goals, which you will...

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