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Your Life & Business in the Cloud – Plooto

Do you hate writing cheques? Do you work remotely? Do you hate going to the post office? Do you not own envelopes? Plooto is a simple app that allows you to pay suppliers electronically with a few clicks. No stamps, no envelopes, no problem. Do you use...

HST 101

Sorry, not the most exciting topic. But I get asked about HST – at a fairly basic level – at least twice a week. So please view this as a public service blog…. As consumers, we all know what HST is: it’s that annoying tax (normally 13% in Ontario)...

Your Life and Business in the Cloud – Receipt Bank

Let’s say you are a business owner and on a daily basis you are dealing with everything from hiring employees to taking out the garbage. On a scale of 1 to 10 doing your bookkeeping is somewhere closer to a 1 than a 10. You always intend to get to it...

Free Money From The Government!

OK, that should generate a few click-throughs… Believe it or not, it does exist. But it’s not lying on the ground. And, as a taxpayer, I’m quite glad about that. The government often supports things it wants to promote – eg. health, arts,...

The things I wouldn’t do if I waited for them to be perfect

I lived by the 80/20 rule long before I understood what it was. I used to think of myself as lazy and then I learned about the Pareto Principle which states that “roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes” (Wikipedia). I now consciously...