Kathy McGarrigle

MONEY MATTERS: My top five RRSP tips

MONEY MATTERS: My top five RRSP tips

Sometimes the RRSP is mistakenly described as an investment product; it is actually an investment plan – make sure you have the best one.

MONEY MATTERS: My top five RRSP tips
COLUMN: How B.C.’s new HOME loan can help first-time buyers

COLUMN: How B.C.’s new HOME loan can help first-time buyers

Ultimately, the more you save on your mortgage, the more money you will have to repay the loan.

COLUMN: How B.C.’s new HOME loan can help first-time buyers
Take a money-smart approach to home reno projects.

Go with a money-smart home renovation

Instead of squeezing everything into one mega-project, determine your priorities and stagger your project over a couple of years, or more.

Take a money-smart approach to home reno projects.
COLUMN: Going financially green

COLUMN: Going financially green

What money choices can you make to be more Earth friendly?

COLUMN: Going financially green
How to keep cyber crooks at bay

How to keep cyber crooks at bay

March is Fraud Prevention Month and the goal is to reduce the more than $10 million that Canadians lost to identity thieves in 2015.

How to keep cyber crooks at bay
What I’ve learned from The Wealthy Barber about financial well-being

What I’ve learned from The Wealthy Barber about financial well-being

'I can't afford it' – the power of four little words.

What I’ve learned from The Wealthy Barber about financial well-being
Start 2016 on the right financial foot

Start 2016 on the right financial foot

As we kick off the new year, take the time to get the big picture on your personal finances – for success and peace of mind.

Start 2016 on the right financial foot
Five tips for money-smart entertaining

Five tips for money-smart entertaining

A few simple steps can keep your holiday finances in check.

Five tips for money-smart entertaining
Five tips for small business success

Five tips for small business success

British Columbia’s economy owes a lot to the vision and dedication of the thousands of women and men who launch their own businesses.

Five tips for small business success
A new savings opportunity for the new school year

A new savings opportunity for the new school year

The British Columbia Training and Education Savings Grant gives parents another tool to save for their kids' education.

A new savings opportunity for the new school year
How to make mortgage shopping less daunting than a flu shot

How to make mortgage shopping less daunting than a flu shot

Navigating the mortgage application process – and the overall responsibilities of home ownership – can be daunting for many.

How to make mortgage shopping less daunting than a flu shot
Let’s make March 'Open Your RRSP month'

Let’s make March ‘Open Your RRSP month’

Financial planners share advice for those who don't yet have RRSPs.

Let’s make March 'Open Your RRSP month'
Santa’s financial secrets for the holidays

Santa’s financial secrets for the holidays

Enjoy the season's festivities without the money stress.

Santa’s financial secrets for the holidays
Santa’s secrets to reining in your holiday spending

Santa’s secrets to reining in your holiday spending

Here are some financial tips from the holiday elf himself.

Santa’s secrets to reining in your holiday spending
Five signs you are ready to purchase a home

Five signs you are ready to purchase a home

A home purchase is a significant investment that requires careful consideration.

Five signs you are ready to purchase a home
Financial Survival 101: Making it through university

Financial Survival 101: Making it through university

With planning and smart decision making, students can earn their educational credits without over-reliance on financial credit.

Financial Survival 101: Making it through university
Kathy McGarrigle

Five steps to financial bliss

Tying the knot means getting intimate with your partner's approach to money.

Kathy McGarrigle
Take a paidcation this summer

Take a paidcation this summer

Unless you are in major financial crisis, don't forfeit your hard-earned holiday, because you actually need the time off.

Take a paidcation this summer
Help your kids save with these four principles

Help your kids save with these four principles

Parents who teach their children about financial issues foster healthy money-management behaviour.

Help your kids save with these four principles
Spring cleaning for your finances

Spring cleaning for your finances

Ensure you're getting the most out of every dollar and every account.

Spring cleaning for your finances