Financial Literacy

How to negotiate a higher salary and level up wealth creation

Too many young people complain that they don’t earn enough money to build wealth. One way to remedy this is to earn more money! But how does one convince a manager that they are worthy of a higher salary? What are the actions one can take to prove their worth? What biases exist which can be leveraged? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this article about career earnings growth.

Book Launch Press Release

A Fighting Chance: The High School Finance Education Everyone Deserves has launched on Amazon. This is the book you wish you were given in high school to set you up to succeed. This book makes a perfect gift to the teenagers in your life. Or, buy for yourself to brush up on your financial literacy.

Challenging the goal of retiring with no mortgage

Advertisements How many times have you heard advice to pay of your mortgage by the time you retire? That having a paid off house is setting you up for success in retirement? The argument would be that when you retire, your income reduces substantially such that paying a mortgage payment each month could impact your …

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Time as your biggest financial ally

Advertisements I really don’t think I can emphasize enough the value of time to a successful wealth creation process. Money multiplies over long periods of time, and it does so exponentially. In other words, the longer you have to leave your money invested, the faster its pace of growth will accelerate. How? Compounding returns They …

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Creating a budget that works for you

Advertisements Everyone knows that successful businesses always stick to their budgets. In an entrepreneurial setting, where a company has raised money through investors and banks, every dollar needs to be carefully deployed to resources that give the business additional value. Making frivolous decisions with investor money is a recipe for disaster and the CEO is …

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Components of Real Estate Income

Advertisements Rental real estate is an asset class which only finds its way into peoples’ portfolios if they learn about it through their network. Traditional 401k / RRSP plans aren’t suitable for investing in real estate direct. There are of course indirect ways to invest in real estate in traditional investment accounts via Real Estate …

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The cost of a Doordash meal, broken down

Advertisements Everyone knows that one of the biggest uses of millenial money is eating out. Cooking for ourselves just hasn’t been drilled into us as one of the top ways to save money (I suppose they cut home economics out of the curriculum at some point?). The reality is that a very small minority of …

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