“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!
It’s tax season!….and election season! Oh what a fun time of year, so much to do, so many debates to watch, so many polls to analyze. I thought I’d drop my 2 cents into the fountain before it all comes to an end…and hopefully help someone make some money at the same time. So I’m… Read More Scream It From the Rooftops: Vote! And File Your Taxes!
I’ve said time and time again that I’m a logical guy. I guess it’s the accountant in me…but now that I’m a Father and husband (yet still an accountant at heart), my logic extends to the society and people around me, trying to right the wrongs of the world and making my daughter’s future (hopefully… Read More The Big Day: Budget 2014 – The Budgetpocalypse!
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
As I began writing this 3rd installment of my month-long RRSP bloggage, my wise and all-seeing wife (blog plug for Adventuresofmamakujo.com!) pointed out that I made a very large assumption when I began writing these posts. I assumed that my readers actually knew what an RRSP was and the basics of how it works! The… Read More The RRSP: A Beginner’s Guide…the ABC’s of the RRSP!
For this week’s installment (pun intended) of the ABC’s of the RRSP, I’ll try and answer a few age-old questions: Does God exist and, if so, why did he allow the creation of Revenu Quebec? Why don’t ALL toilet seats have that mechanism built-in that makes it go down slowly and how does it do… Read More The RRSP…QRSTUVWXYZ!! Chapter II – What’s that do anyhow??
For the next month, our blog focus will be the RRSP: Everyone’s favourite topic of conversation during the month of February! Why is the RRSP just a great subject for this time of the year, you ask? Well, there are several reasons, the top 3 being: It gives us guys something to worry about in… Read More Tax Tip Tuesday: The ABC’s of the RRSP…QRSTUVWXYZ!!
Today’s Tax Tip Tuesday is just some food for thought…what you can do to lower your April tax bill TODAY! Since the end of the year is fast approaching (AKA end of the personal tax year), now is the time to maximize those tax credits for 2013. So here’s (part of) the plan! Donations If… Read More Tax Stuff to do Before the New Year!
I remain the Funny Accountant, however what I discovered the other day was more scary and sad than funny. It turns out that not even Revenu Quebec (“RQ”) is familiar with some of their own tax rules and many of the elderly in this Province (and likely elsewhere in Canada) have been doing their taxes… Read More The Elderly and Taxes Gone Wrong: A Not-So-Funny Discovery by The Funny Accountant
The 2 questions I get asked the most often are “what do you charge?” and “what do I need to give you?” Trust me that the answers to both questions are more than you’ll want to read in a weekly blog post! But I’m a nice guy (it’s probably because of the Movember beard) so… Read More A Free Meeting With The Funny Accountant: You Bring the Cookies.