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About the author

Renee Sylvestre-Williams is a journalist and freelance writer. She has written for platforms such as MoneySense, the Toronto Star, Canadian Business, Canadian Family Offices, Wealthsimple, and She became interested in personal finance while paying off her student loans and buying her first home. She is the creator and editor-in-chief of The Budgette, a newsletter about finance and investing for solo income earners.



  • Journalist and freelance writer
  • Writes for the Toronto Star, among other publications
  • Creator and editor-in-chief of The Budgettem, a financial newsletter for single people


  • Small businesses
  • Taxes
  • Personal finance
  • Investing