Personal Wealth

Handling Money (and Taxes) with a Side Hustle or Self-Employment

If work for yourself or have a side hustle on top of your regular job, there are extra complications when it comes to calculating and saving for taxes. You might worry if you’ve planned things out properly or if you’ll be hit with a big unexpected tax bill. In this post, I outline how to handle taxes as a self-employed individual or side hustler and tips for managing your money.

Market Research

Tony’s Take: Getting mutual funds out of the closet

The Canadian stock market is relatively small by international standards and is dominated by a few large corporations. Indeed, the top 10 companies by market capitalization in the TSX Composite Index reads like a who’s who of corporate Canada, including four of the big five banks, Canadian National Railway, Enbridge, Suncor Energy and BCE.

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  • Justin, Shannon and PWL Capital have demonstrated a confident professionalism and realistic understanding of my financial situation and expected requirements. They have given me the sense of security and trust that I am looking for: I feel that I am in good hands.

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  • Tony and his team have helped me to organize my financial affairs and achieve significant tax efficiencies, despite my extremely busy lifestyle. They have considerably reduced this burden for me and my family.

    David McAusland McCarthy Tétrault
  • PWL’s client services are incredibly good. Any questions or concerns are addressed promptly and thoroughly. I always feel well taken care of.

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  • We were looking for a management style that would reduce portfolio volatility and generate long-term stable growth. And we found it with Cameron’s pragmatic, no-nonsense approach to investment strategy.

    Johannes Hill Technology Investor
  • During 2008 and 2009, Tony’s discipline kept me on track to fully capture the market recovery. He and his team ensured that my investment decisions didn’t get sidetracked by the media noise and my own emotions.

    Robert Murdoch Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers
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    Meet PWL Financial Advisors

    At PWL Capital, our focus is simple: we do what’s right for you, each and every day. In return, clients like you have rewarded us with more than two decades of trust, loyalty and respect.

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      Waterloo

      20 Erb St. W
      Suite 506
      Waterloo N2L 1T2 ON

      Toronto

      8 Wellington Street East
      3rd Floor
      Toronto M5E 1C5 ON

      Ottawa

      265 Carling Avenue
      8th Floor
      Ottawa K1S 2E1 ON

      Montreal

      3400 de Maisonneuve Ouest
      Suite 1501
      Montreal H3Z 3B8 QC