Jonathan Chevreau Financial Independence Hub

By Sheryl Smolkin This month’s interview is with author and financial journalist Jonathan Chevreau. Jon was the Financial Post’s personal finance columnists for nineteen years, and subsequently the Editor in Chief of MoneySense Magazine for two years until he declared his personal “financial independence day” on May 20th, 2014. He has relinquished the leadership role … Continue reading Jonathan Chevreau Financial Independence Hub

Talking to Jonathan Chevreau

Jonathan Chevreau podcast Hi, my name is Sheryl Smolkin. I’m a lawyer and a journalist. Today I’m pleased to be continuing the Saskatchewan Pension Plan’s series of financial expert interviews with Jonathan Chevreau. Jonathan was the personal finance columnist for the Financial Post from 1996-1998 and then for the National Post since its launch in … Continue reading Talking to Jonathan Chevreau

Jan 8: Best from the blogosphere

Welcome to a wonderful New Year. Most of the country has spent the last few weeks in a deep freeze with Saskatoon temperatures dipping below -30 C. It’s even -21 C in Toronto! Nevertheless, residents of Spy Hill, Saskatchewan where the temperature was -43 with the wind chill on Christmas morning displayed their very warm … Continue reading Jan 8: Best from the blogosphere

Nov 6: Best from the blogosphere

We are again going to sample recent material from a series of bloggers who participated in The Canadian Financial Summit in September. This week headlines across the country blared that CRA has changed their position on allowing diabetics to claim lucrative disability tax credits in certain cases. On Your Money, Your Life, accountant Evelyn Jacks … Continue reading Nov 6: Best from the blogosphere

Aug 21: Best from the blogosphere

By Sheryl Smolkin If you want to take a break from swimming and sunning in the waning days of summer, here is our latest selection of personal finance vides for your viewing pleasure. There was a lot of panic recently after the Bank of Canada finally raised its overnight rate after seven years. In her  … Continue reading Aug 21: Best from the blogosphere

Personal finance writers share 2017 New Year’s resolutions

By Sheryl Smolkin Several years ago Globe & Mail columnist Tim Cestnick listed what he considers to be the top five opportunities for anyone looking to get their financial house in order: Create a pension Own a home Pay down debt Start a business Stay married So I decided to ask 10 money writers to … Continue reading Personal finance writers share 2017 New Year’s resolutions

Michael Drak on Victory Lap Retirement

By Sheryl Smolkin Today I’m interviewing Michael Drak for savewithspp.com.  He is an author, blogger and speaker based in Toronto and co-author of Victory Lap Retirement with Financial Independence Hub CFO Jonathan Chevreau. Thank you for joining me today, Michael. Thank you Sheryl. Q: First of all tell me, what made you decide to write … Continue reading Michael Drak on Victory Lap Retirement

Nov 21: Best from the Blogosphere

By Sheryl Smolkin Lots of interesting reading this week from bloggers both old and new. On Millenial Revolution, FIRECracker writes about How to Succeed at Anything. She says success is not linear so you have to keep on trying and eventually things will click. For example, in 2013 she and her husband had two failed … Continue reading Nov 21: Best from the Blogosphere

Aug 8: Best from the Blogosphere

By Sheryl Smolkin And just like that, it’s August! The days are getting shorter and families are starting to think about getting the kids back to school and getting serious about the upcoming round of fall activities. Those of you sending your kids off to college or university will be interested in The Business of … Continue reading Aug 8: Best from the Blogosphere

Jul 25: Best from the Blogosphere

By Sheryl Smolkin There’s lots of good reading in the blogosphere this week if you get tired of skimming romance novels on the beach or binging on your favourite Netflix series after dark. We’ve just started on the series Sherlock  and Spotlight and Trumbo are two great movies we saw from the comfort of our … Continue reading Jul 25: Best from the Blogosphere