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Have you ever experienced a financial funk? I certainly have. Whenever financial worries stir up melancholy, try the Danish practice of hygge and you may be pleasantly surprised! Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), which roughly translates into "cosiness," is a deeper concept of emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Despite its long, dark winters, Denmark is considered "the world's [...]
If you're thinking of starting your own small business, you may have heard that the first thing you need to do is register for a GST or HST number. Registering is the easy part, but what exactly is a GST/HST number and when do you actually need to get one? What is a GST/HST number? The GST/HST [...]
Losing one's job can be an emotional experience, which makes it hard to be financially focused when you really need to be. Here's a quick overview of some of the things to consider at this critical time. Things to sort out now * You'll want to see if you qualify for Employment Insurance, [...]
If you read a lot of personal finance blogs, you're probably no stranger to the term "side hustle." A side hustle is the work you do on top of your full-time job, in order to make extra money. And typically, you'll read that the work many people do for their side hustle is whatever they're really [...]
For many people, the beginning of a new year means the beginning of a new version of themselves. New Year's Resolutions are a way to set goals, learn more, and work towards a life in line with one's own expectations. Whether you've decided to commit to a healthier lifestyle, go back to school, or travel the [...]
Ringing in the new year is probably one of my favourite things to do. It's the start of new beginnings, and everything seems so incredibly optimistic and filled with potential. A new year gives us the opportunity to pause and hit the restart button. The new year is a great time to set goals, create [...]
When I think back on my time at university, I often reflect on the things I wish I could tell my first-year self. Throughout my four years, I learned important financial lessons that will remain with me now that I've graduated. I only wish I'd known them sooner to save myself some time and money. If [...]
In 2016, Forward Thinking covered just about every financial topic under the sun, from bathroom renovations to filing taxes online to family squabbles over money. Our goal was to cover subjects Canadians have questions about it, so thank you for following us this year, and we hope we were able to help answer a few [...]
There are two extremes when it comes to thinking about any "found money," which would include a bonus at work. It can burn a hole in our pockets and end up getting spent in spectacular fashion, but it can also allow us to play catch-up with our finances. We can pay down debt, earmark it [...]
If you use the services of a financial advisor, then here’s an infographic outlining 5 questions you can ask them in order to help you understand what you’re paying for. Also included are links to our video answers to these questions, from Patrizia Ferrarese, Director, Product Management and Optimization, Tangerine Investments. Download a copy of this [...]