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Renée Sylvestre-Williams

Renée is a financial journalist based in Toronto, Ont. She has worked at Transcontinental Media, the Toronto Star, and Yahoo! Canada. In her 15+ years of freelancing, she has written extensively about personal finance, including insurance, mortgages, investing, business, philanthropy for high-net-worth clients, and ghost-writing for advisors. She has also written content related to performance management and lifestyle, and is the creator and editor-in-chief of The Budgette, a newsletter on finances for single people.

Renée holds degrees from the University of Toronto in English and Political Science, and from Toronto Metropolitan University in Journalism. Her work has been published in the Toronto Star, the National Post, The Globe and Mail, MoneySense, Wealthsimple, Forbes, LowestRates.ca, Rates.ca, Refinery29, Quartz, Canadian Living and Canadian Business magazines.

She has also been featured in MoneySense, CBC’s The Cost of Living and Inappropriate Questions as a financial journalist and commentator, Time magazine’s NextAdvisor, and the Good Trade for her newsletter.


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A First Home Savings Account (FHSA) guide for Canadians

Renée Sylvestre-Williams July 11, 2024

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