Last month I was surprised to receive this email from a regular reader: “I wanted to let you know I mailed you a little package – I hope you like it! You have been exceptionally kind and inspirational to me and have truly helped me. For all of that, I am filled with gratitude. Thank you, and God bless you.” Wow! We had connected through my website, had emailed back and … [Read more...] about God’s gifts of kindness and generosity
Navigating the facets of everyday life including managing finances, growing old, being single, staying healthy and more.
Are they right for you? RRSP, TFSA, FHSA, RESP, RDSP, RRIF – the list goes on and on. I’ve written before about various account types available to us as Canadians, but now it’s February and the RRSP deadline is right around the corner (February 29 this year), so I thought I might share the results of a bit of RRSP math with you. As a quick recap, Canadians may invest in a … [Read more...] about The ins and outs of RRSPs
Partnerships with both the private and public sectors have enabled the Talitha Koum Society to launch a new program to help the society’s graduates prosper in their communities. The society, which operates two homes in Coquitlam for women (and their young children) who are recovering from addiction, says its new ‘bridging program’ will better address both the overdose and … [Read more...] about Addiction-recovery society launches new ‘bridging program’
Happy New Year! Did you know that the Canadian government gave you a gift on January 1, 2024? The only catch is that it’s up to you to pick it up. They increased your Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) limit by another $7,000 this year, bringing the total TFSA contribution limit up to $95,000. Take advantage of it! The TFSA is one of the most tax-advantageous tools we … [Read more...] about Taxing times: Taking advantage of new TFSA limits
Jesus was known for his kindness, humility, and gentleness. Something we clearly see in Jesus’ life and teachings is the way he included people that everyone else left out. Christ’s love brought a sense of dignity and value to those on the margins. He calls us to love in the way he did by caring for those who are rejected in our world today. But Jesus had a lot more … [Read more...] about Following a radical Jesus: Addressing the pain of stigma