Taking the Reins of Your Aging Parents

You are beginning to realize it may be time to take over. Perhaps you have visited recently, and you are getting concerned. There are hardly any groceries in the fridge, and bills seem to be piling up on the kitchen table. You can’t help but wonder as you said goodbye when the last time they […]

Divorcing in the Middle of A Pandemic – What You Need to Know

At the best of times, dealing with finance is a source of stress for many Canadians. The 2020 Financial Stress Index found that money is the number one cause of pressure by a large margin, and one of the primary reasons couples divorce. For couples who are divorcing in the middle of the COVID 19 […]

Cossack Christmas

Christmas 2020 was similar to Christmas 1987. Long before the pandemic, it was its own version of “Schitt’s Creek.” A year ripe with divorces, double-digit interest rates, and bankruptcies. In my third year of marriage, surrounded by our own challenges at the time, I decided to create a quasi Christmas dinner/party that celebrated the goodness […]

Preparing for the Coming Recession – What You Need to Know.

According to Forbes Magazine, in February of this year, the word recession 2020 was googled over 75 million times. Was this a sign of collective worry before we knew we were dealing with a global pandemic? We may never know for sure. Also, keep in mind several forces were keeping economists up at night on […]

Roborhea

Not a day passes that I don’t suffer from Roborhea. The digital diarrhea of excessive robocalls. The symptoms are identical, discomfort, uneasiness and wanting it to stop. Scammers have hijacked my daily calls. This inundation of robocalls has trained me not to pick up any call whose number I don’t recognize. Alexander Graham Bell would […]

Announcing a new section for WhatWereYouThinking!

“What Were You Thinking” is happy to announce that our family is growing. We will be hosting monthly blogposts by award-winning financial planner Jackie Porter. Jackie is a best selling author and speaker who has helped thousands of clients grow their net worth while building a fortress around their finances, focusing on keeping more of […]

Prenups get a bad rap. Here’s why they shouldn’t

“If you ain’t no punk, holla ‘We want prenup! We want prenup!’ Yeah!” If those words sound familiar, there’s a good chance you grew up in the era of Kanye West’s 2009 hit single, Gold Digger. The song, featuring Jamie Foxx, tells the story of a man trying to protect himself from a gold-digging spouse. […]

Oh God!

It’s ironic, the appearance of Catholicism of late showing up in the U.S. election.There are those Catholics voting for Trump and those voting for Biden.  The same faith, two camps, go figure? Another example of how fractured Catholicism is. Adding to both camps’ polarization is the Pope’s recent announcement for gay couples, endorsing civil unions. […]