Romana King

Personal finance writer. Real estate expert. Speaker.

ABOUT RKHomeowner

Personal finance writer. Real estate expert. Speaker.

Romana King is an award winning personal finance writer, a real estate expert and speaker. Romana's real estate and personal finance coverage can be found in her blog for, as well as Maclean's, Canadian Business, Chatelaine, Today's Parent as well as other regional and national publications. Over the years she has contributed to a variety of business and lifestyle publications including as, The Toronto Sun and The Toronto Star.

Among her achievements Romana was nominated for a 2015 SABEW Business Journalism award, won Gold in the 2014 CPA Finance Reporting award, was nominated for a 2011 National Magazine award and a 2010 KRW Business Journalism award. As editor, Romana helped CI Top Broker obtain its first KRW Business Journalism nomination and in 2011, Romana was part of the team that helped MoneySense win Magazine of the Year at the 34th annual National Magazine Awards.

While Romana has extensive experience working in print and providing custom editorial, she’s spent as many years in the online space and as a guest on various television shows, including CityTV News, iChannel and Breakfast Television.

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in the media

Bank accounts in 90 seconds

Bank accounts in 90 seconds

How your home can save you a bundle on taxes

Romana King from MoneySense Magazine explains how your home can help you save you a bundle on taxes

Currency hedging isn’t necessary for most investors

MoneySense Senior Editor Romana King tells City News why there’s no need to worry about the impact of the USD fluctuations on the average portfolio.

Vacation properties: Where to buy now

Tips on where and how to buy a vacation property.

Save on child-related costs

Kids are expensive, so take advantage of tax and government benefits

What’s your real personal savings rate?

Using credit to save is not really saving

Tax tips for home owners

Seven ways your home can save you money at tax time.

Say goodbye to bank fees

How much are you spending for convenience?

5 ways to get money free

Set up an RESP, if you have kids, to get government grants

Get money out of your RRSP tax-free

Open a RRIF before age 71 to get a big tax break

Are you a top-down or bottom-up saver?

Both saving strategies work, but which is best for your personality?

Double your tax savings

Save thousands per year with income splitting

Reinvest to ramp up your RRSP

Jump start next year’s RRSP contribution by investing your tax refund

Smart ways to use spousal RRSPs

Balance your taxable income to reduce your overall tax bill

When can I retire?

Want to retire early? Here’s the formula to discover your last day of work


How and when to break your mortgage

Don’t get stuck with a raw deal

Canada’s top cities to buy real estate in

Based on value, momentum, economic strength and rental income potential

Canadian real estate market outlook 2015

Sooner or later mortgage rates will rise and house prices will start to moderate. Why this is the year the market will finally start to turn


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