The Case For Never Paying Off Your Mortgage


Thousands of Canadians have one financial dream that trumps all others. It's right up there with retiring early and being able to travel whenever you want as goals. Yes, I'm talking about paying off the mortgage. I don't want to scoff at this dream, because it's a good one. In today's real estate market, you're looking at a mortgage of $300,000, $400,000 or even more to get a decent house in a good neighborhood, especially if you live close to Toronto or Vancouver. Other cities are more reasonable, but only barely. Unlike in the United States, there's a real absence…

5 Side Hustles You Can do to Keep your Artistic Fire Burning


We were raised and bred to work. Even if you despise working, you have to get your butt off the couch and do it anyway or you’ll starve to death. You either get a job and work for someone else, or be an entrepreneur and work for yourself. Either way, you have to do something to earn the right to keep a dollar. It is what it is. What If... ...you hated your job or didn't like the business you got yourself into? What if deep down, you really want to do something else? There are many stories of old…

Fellas: Would You Be Okay With Your Wife As The Breadwinner?


I see a lot of personal finance advice catered to the female population. It seems like every topic can have a uniquely female spin put on it. It's always sort of puzzled me, since whenever I read these tips they seem like stuff that would equally apply to both genders. Take retirement as an example. Tips for the female half of the population might include things like saving more because women are more likely to live longer than men. While that's true, I've seen stats that indicate the 7+ year age gap between women and men's life expectancies shrinks by…