“Christmas in July”: it was a popular phrase in the summer of 2015. A federal election was nearly upon us and the old Conservative government had decided to increase our child benefits. The increase in the benefits was paid out on July 20, 2015 and was retroactive to January 2015 so those of us with… Read More Got Kids?…Then Your Gov’t Cheque is in the Mail…The Sequel!
If you’ve been following the news these past few weeks, you probably know that there are big changes coming to our taxes here in Canada. A middle-class tax cut, no more income splitting, tax increases to the wealthy….what it all means to your family is only the first of many loaded questions I’ve been asked about recently. These loaded questions can… Read More The Family Tax Series: “My New Child Benefits Are How Much??!!”
Author’s note: this blog post talks about the UCCB increase only. For a closer look at more “real world” scenarios on how the Trudeau and Harper tax plans will affect your bottom line, please check out the follow-up post! Full disclosure: sometimes I use catchy blog titles or gimmicky phrases to attract readers to my… Read More Got Kids?…Then Your Gov’t Cheque is in the Mail!
Hi! Welcome back to me! After a mostly silent summer, the approach of the autumn season seems to have awakened this Funny Accountant from his slumber. Truth be told, it’s been a busy summer…with work, our new house having been a constant work-in-progress, a preggers wife and a 2.6804-year-old getting used to her big girl bed, little time remains… Read More Daycare and taxes and audits, oh my!!
My wife and I traveled to saint-Jerome yesterday for a mini-vacation, and some aspects of the trip stuck in my mind more than others. Our contact with the locals was fairly limited: dinner at a local chain restaurant, chatting with the hotel owner, and a trip to the Metro grocery store for some snacks. But these… Read More Dear PQ, Your Services Are No Longer Required.
For the average Canadian, the decisions about where to invest extra cash can be overwhelming to say the least. So many acronyms…RRSP, RESP, TFSA, need I go on?? Many people rely on experts in select fields to help them make these decisions, while many self-educate and make the decisions themselves. Whichever category you fall into,… Read More RRSP…WXYZ! Chapter 4: The Big Decisions About Where to Invest Your Money
I write this with a heavy heart but a growing conviction. My conviction comes from the hope that those of us of sound mind and some degree of vision can unite and have our voices heard in order to prevent a very dangerous piece of proposed legislation from becoming law. I worry that should Bill… Read More For My Daughter, I Will Participate in the Bill 60 Hearings.
The following was written by a unique blend of Mitch the accountant and Mitch the Daddy. Viewer discretion is advised. For those of the faint of heart or of active imagination, please read with a detached mindset and take all information with a grain of salt. The data used involved a combination of some research,… Read More Child Carseats and Poofy Winter Jackets: A Risk Analysis by the Daddy Accountant
First of all, a thank you to @Christellasays and @YummyMummyClub for the original blog post that led me to write my own. My daughter Rose was taught her Hulk Face by her Daddy right around the same time she began communicating by more conventional means. In fact, by the time she mastered her Hulk, she… Read More “I Want My Daughter to Be Weird” -The Daddy Accountant, 2013
Conversation with the wife yesterday: Mitch: “Do you think I should shave or should I participate in Movember?” Wifey: “Well, you already have a moustache so you might as well! And it is for a great cause.” Mitch: “But, what if I put my Movember campaign out there in the universe and no one donates… Read More Movember & The Funny Accountant