June 22, 2012

New Blog in MoneySense Magazine

I am very excited to report that I have a new advice column at

Moneysense is Canada's leading personal finance magazine and my column focuses on advice for any and every question you have about your money.

Follow the link to check out the column and submit your questions to I'd love to hear from you.


November 19, 2011

Woulda, coulda, shoulda: Stop stalling and come up with a plan

What are the two most important things that separate people who achieve their dreams from those who don't? Is it brains, connections, trust funds, hard work, or maybe just dumb luck? Nope.

October 19, 2011

Getting intimate about your finances

I have just returned from participating in the inaugural "Financial Intimacy" conference in New York City. It was an inspiring event that brought people together to talk about money and relationships. This remains a pretty sensitive topic in our culture and yet one that can have huge impact on a couple's success or failure.

August 18, 2011

Back to School: Needs versus Wants

When I was in grade school my mom would always make sure we had a new outfit for the first day of school. This tradition was no small investment given that I am the youngest of five kids. But every year we'd go shopping and then, decked out in our school starting clothes, we would have our picture taken on the front porch before heading off school.

June 22, 2011

Credit Card Craziness: Shifting the responsibility back to us.

I have been doing a lot of media interviews lately that focus on the massive credit problems facing consumers across North America. Recent studies show household debt levels at all time highs, and increasing. On a recent call-in show there were two comments that encapsulated the key issues for me.