Category: Finance

How to Repair Your Credit Score

You’re in debt and it feels like you’re stuck in the huge hole you dug yourself into. It’s affecting your credit score, and trying to

Bloc Estate: Real Estate Reimagined

With digital and financial technology revolutionising at a rapid rate, there is no surprise that Fintech companies are taking over the world with ingenious ideas

CEO Salaries Soaring in Canada

By 10:09 am on January 2, 2020 Canada’s highest paid CEOs had made as much money as the average Canadian will earn all year, according to

How to Build a Rainy Day Budget

Many Americans know the importance of building an emergency fund, but few are able to do so successfully. Research from the AARP found that 53%

Beyond CERB

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the federal government has had to act to financially support Canadians. More than five million people

10 Simple Ways to Work Smarter

In today’s working world, the importance of productivity and a good work ethic is preached and praised. Working smarter helps you become a more competent,

Why Invest in Real Assets

Real assets form the backbone of the global economy and represent the physical assets that facilitate economic activity. At Starlight Capital, our expertise in real

5 Steps to Retire at 50

It sounds crazy, especially in this day and age (and especially if you’re a young entrepreneur, working long, grueling hours and hustling to make a

Do I Need a Will?

Many adults don’t have a Will, often because they don’t know why one is necessary for them. Mr. Basil Khan, a lawyer licensed by the

Riding out Economic Turmoil

The economy is impacted by several factors and there’s little that a business can do to prevent a downturn. The best strategy for owners is

Saving Money on Business Travel

When Johnny Cash sang “I’ve Been Everywhere” in 1996, he likely didn’t have corporate travel in mind. His lyrics cover a distance of 174,493 kilometers

Time to Go Public?

To go or not to go – that’s the question many private companies ask themselves as they consider the next step in their evolution: going

The Fundamentals of Success

We often hear it takes hard work and luck to be successful. While there is truth to this, science also plays a big role in every

How to Become an Intelligent Investor

  While prudence will drive the beginner investor to follow market trends and stay conventional, time, experience, and the desire to earn higher returns should

Buying Your First Home

Buying Your First Home

  Buying your first home can have significant financial ramifications. If you’re not prepared, you may face personal and economical instability. In order to avoid

Pros and Cons of Investment Fundraising

Pros and Cons of Investment Fundraising

  With the rise of startup businesses that have achieved success through venture capital, investment fundraising is quickly becoming a new small-business trend. However, this

Finance

The Race to One Trillion

  For companies that already trade in the hundreds of billions, becoming a trillion-dollar company wouldn’t make any of them much more of a financial

Six Ways to Make Quick Money

Six Ways to Make Quick Money

  Expecting a financial squeeze and need money in a pinch? Perhaps this year the taxman’s taking more of your hard-earned cash, or not giving

digital payment

Dawn of a Cashless Society

  In William Gibson’s seminal 1984 cyberpunk novel Neuromancer, the sci-fi author credited with coining the term “cyberspace” imagines a future in which paper money

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency 101

rapper 50 Cent released his album Animal Ambition in 2014. At the time, he let people buy the album using Bitcoin, taking a chance on

Charities: Where Your Money is Going

Charities: Where Your Money is Going

  ‘Tis the season of Salvation Army bell-ringers and donation boxes. Typically, registered charities receive most of their yearly donations in the last couple of

Is Urban Living a Pipe Dream?

Is Urban Living a Pipe Dream?

  Every generation seems to travel down the same path, motivated by the same desire. For many raised in suburban or rural areas, migration to

retail closures

Keeping It Frugal

  Ever since technology developers placed the entire internet in the palms of our hands, online and discount shopping has become a reality for consumers

The Young and The Indebted

The Young and The Indebted

  While our 20s and 30s are supposed to be a carefree time, a great number of millennials are being dragged down by the chains

Life Insurance saving plan

Life Insurance to Reduce Taxes

We all know taxes are inescapable, but what you can escape is how much you pay in taxes—through investments. More specifically how you invest can

Monetizing your blog

A Guide To Monetizing Your Blog

In the early 2000’s blogging suddenly became everyone’s favourite past time and as with everything people went to work trying to figure out how to

loonie

Happy Birthday, Loonie!

Approaching Canada’s 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, the Great White North has another celebration to look forward to.  The eleven sided one-dollar coin, commonly called a