Articles By Shaun Maslyk, CFP:

Woman in her flow state at work, deciding what to do with her money and her budget.

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Flow state vs. cash flow: Make better money decisions by discovering your flow state

It’s not just for yoga. Learn how flow states can provide direction on budgeting and spending your money to...

Flow state vs. cash flow: Make better money decisions by discovering your flow state
A single parent travelling with kids to demonstrate financial freedom for Canadians

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What is financial freedom in Canada?

Exploring financial freedom with The Great Gatsby and Ken Honda’s “financial abundance” method and what that means to Canadians.

What is financial freedom in Canada?
Bruce Springsteen

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“Yes, concerts are experiences—and I’m spending my money on them!”

I explore the impact of prioritizing spending on experiences over material things through my Bruce Springsteen concert experience. With...

“Yes, concerts are experiences—and I’m spending my money on them!”
Friends together enjoying a coffee, as the topic of spending on experiences and affordability comes up

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Spending money on experiences—be honest, can you really afford it?

Canadians are focussing on spending on experiences over material things. But is that the right way to spend our...

Spending money on experiences—be honest, can you really afford it?
two women smiling as they discuss

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What is the PERMA model? Can it help Canadians to spend better?

Frustrated with saving and the idea that you’re not able to treat yourself? It might be time to look...

What is the PERMA model? Can it help Canadians to spend better?
A woman looking extremely happy, inspiring the question, "Does money buy happiness?"

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Does money buy happiness?

Money and happiness have a complex relationship. Income provides, but experiences, treats and giving make us all happy, so...

Does money buy happiness?
Two women enjoying an evening as they live a rich life, aligning their money and values.

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How to live a rich life

A rich life isn’t just about wealth. Here’s how to align your finances with your values for true happiness.

How to live a rich life
A collage of different people and their personalities to show the unique money scripts .

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What are money scripts? What’s yours?

Psychologists use money scripts to help people develop a healthier relationship with finances and reach their goals. Find out...

What are money scripts? What’s yours?
A person holds a camera at arm's length and prepares to take a photo of themselves

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Investing Beyond the Numbers: Understanding financial flashpoints

Financial flashpoints are significant emotional events that shape our beliefs and behaviours towards money, ultimately influencing our financial and...

Investing Beyond the Numbers: Understanding financial flashpoints