Why is income tax so complicated?

I was born and raised in England. I started paid work at the age of 14 and have paid my taxes as required ever since. However, in England we have the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) program which means that Continue reading Why is income tax so complicated?

Charity Shops, Thrift Stores and Recycling: Over pricing is driving people away…

Growing up in England Saturday mornings were often filled with a trip to the street market followed by a round of the local charity shops. Street markets open early in most towns and sell pretty much anything that you can Continue reading Charity Shops, Thrift Stores and Recycling: Over pricing is driving people away…

Happy Canada Day! Reflections of an immigrant.

So today marks just over 13 years since I immigrated to Canada from England. In June 2003 I shipped 10 boxes, 4 suitcases, a package of pictures and the contents of my office from the North of England to Vancouver, Continue reading Happy Canada Day! Reflections of an immigrant.