A Money Coach in Canada

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The blogosphere brings all manner of awesome opportunities!

Here’s one for all of us: Intuit has offered that I can interview one of their Canadian tax experts who will provide a “top of the line”, personalized response to questions posed.

So, readers, bring ’em on: What are your burning tax questions? Note: if you’re sensitive to privacy on this, create a fake username on the comment form and use some kind of anonymous e-mail address (which is not displayed, by the way).

I’ll kick us off with a question I’m feeling like a dufus about, personally:

When I moved from Vancouver to Yellowknife, I carefully tucked away all my business financial info. But for the life of me, I *cannot find it* since I unpacked up here a year ago! I’ve torn the house apart! Budgeting, saving, self-directed investing I’m good at. Figuring out how to handle this? Not.So.Much. So my question for the tax expert will be: When a business owner loses her financial documents and records, what should she do to try to piece it all together?

There. I did it. You can do it too. ASK AWAY!

About the Author

Imagine if Canadians were known for being all over their money. Engaged. Proactive. Getting out of debt. Savvy. Saving. Generous. Nancy wants to help. Nancy started her own journey with money over 15 years ago, and formed her company “Your Money by Design” in 2004 to help others along the same path. It’s not the usual financial advising/investment stuff. It’s about taking control of day-to-day finances –managing monthly cashflow effectively, spending appropriately, getting out of debt, saving. If you're ready to take control over your finances, pop by her business site, YourMoneybyDesign.com


  1. I have a question: Is there an adoption expenses tax credit? We adopted in 2009 and have paid various expenses to an adoption agency, are any of them tax deductible? Our adoption will be finalized in 2010.


    Mar 01, 2010
  2. K

    Me, my sister and my uncle are sharing the cost of keeping my father housed in a care facility because his gov’t monies & pension do not cover the monthly fee. My understanding is that we cannot claim our contributions because my father is not a dependent who resides with any of us. Is this true? Thanks!


    Mar 07, 2010
  3. M

    what’s up with income splitting? it seems to be a controversial issue among feminists and now there is talk of expanding income splitting to roomates instead of just married couples. What is it supposed to do?


    Mar 09, 2010

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