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Bridget Casey

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Money After Graduation
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Most millennials are not investing. In fact, as many as 80% of millennials are staying out of the stock market, citing both lack of funds and lack of understanding about how investing works as their reasons for staying put on the sidelines. However, failing to invest, especially when your young, means missing out on decades of returns. This is why I say not investing is the most expensive mistake you ...
Posted: May 22 2017 @ 5:00 AM
For most investors, a portfolio of index funds is more than enough to meet their long-term financial goals. Index funds are some of the most popular, readily available, and valuable investments on the stock market. They’re also very affordable and easy to access. Still, many people aren’t exactly clear on how they work or how to buy them. I’ve been getting a LOT of questions on index funds lately, so I ...
Posted: May 15 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Home ownership is still a cornerstone of the financial plan of most Canadians but with the average house price in Canada nearly $500,000, it’s not always easy to get a foothold in the real estate market. One of the ways the Government of Canada has made home ownership more accessible is through the RRSP First-Time Homebuyer’s Plan. But how do you actually make use of this great tool to buy ...
Posted: May 01 2017 @ 5:00 AM
I had a positive pregnancy test in hand only 4 days after I had moved into a new one-bedroom apartment. I hadn’t even bought living room furniture for my new place yet, let alone unpacked. I sat in my bathroom trying to wrap my head around those two pink lines, then promptly went to my computer and canceled all the speaking events and conferences I had planned to attend in ...
Posted: Apr 26 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Earlier this month, I had the privilege of judging at the Enactus Regional Exposition in Western Canada. Alyssa from Mixed Up Money and I were invited to be part of the judging panel for the Capital One Financial Education Challenge, in which student groups from post-secondary education institutions across Canada present projects they created that use financial literacy to improve the livelihoods of people in their community. About Enactus Enactus ...
Posted: Apr 17 2017 @ 5:00 AM
I’ve had to claim income from Money After Graduation since 2011. Initially, I worked as a sole proprietor and claimed my freelance and blog income as “other income” when I filed my personal income taxes. In 2015, I incorporated my company and put myself on my payroll, which meant now I issued myself a formal T4 for tax time. While I let an accountant handle my business income taxes, I ...
Posted: Apr 10 2017 @ 5:00 AM
My soon-to-be-ex-husband and I split in mid-2016. When most people hear the word “divorce,” they can’t help but think of the associated negative financial consequences, but many forget the tax implications. Even I didn’t consider them until I sat down to file my taxes and learned that even though we’d been living “separate and apart” for more than half a year, his income would still have a big impact on ...
Posted: Mar 20 2017 @ 5:00 AM
We all have that friend or family member (or many) that are terrible with money. They spend more than they earn, use credit cards with abandon, think only in the context of the monthly payment. They’re going to save for retirement “later,” they don’t have an emergency fund, and they think insurance is for people that aren’t careful. They shop when they’re sad or happy or bored. They buy things ...
Posted: Mar 13 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Oh, yeah, you read that right. There IS a way to put more money into your savings account even as you’re spending money. Most personal finance advice focuses on cutting back and reducing your spending, which is an effective way to keep more money in your bank account at the end of the month. However, there are some expenses we can’t get out of paying, and for those we should ...
Posted: Mar 06 2017 @ 5:00 AM
I’ve always been a big fan of the side hustle. In fact, being self-employed is the first time I’ve ever held only one job instead of two or three (and I’m still getting used to it). A side hustle is a small extra or part-time job you take on to increase your income to reach your financial goals. Everybody should have one. Why bother with the side hustle? Because you like ...
Posted: Feb 27 2017 @ 5:00 AM


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