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Sarah Twomey

PR Pro, Social Media & Content Marketer, Pop-Culture Enthusiast

A PR professional for 15 years primarily in the financial industry, Sarah Twomey has made an impact with her writing for a wide variety of media. Most recently, her efforts helped increase the base of a corporate Facebook community by 356%. Over the last eight years, her personal financial articles have been published more than 5000 times across the country in outlets like Canada.com, the Vancouver Courier, Metro News, 24 Hours, the Calgary Herald, the Montreal Gazette and the Toronto Sun.

She's also passionate about pop-culture in all its forms. As an avid TIFF Patron member and participant, each September she turns into a TIFFaholic. Seeing the fest as one big adventure, she has a knack of meeting random celebs out and about in TO. Sarah is also finishing a Masters of Communications Management from McMaster University and looks forward to graduating in Spring 2018.

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TIFF 2014: Cut! That's a wrap...

I knew this day would come: the end of TIFF'14. It's so bittersweet. But it's been another successful fest with great films, dazzling stars and an excellent street party for the first time. But before we roll up the red carpet and put away the barricades, let's have one more quick chat about some of the films I've seen over these last couple of days and about the closing night gala.
09/14/2014 09:50 EDT

TIFF 2014: And Best Actress goes to...

Raise your hand if you feel like a zombie too. The effects of hours sitting in over-air-conditioned theatres, not eating or hydrating regularly, imbibing a bit too much and staying up way too late is...
09/12/2014 05:32 EDT
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TIFF 2014: Oscar Buzz and Best Actors

Now that it's Day 7 of TIFF'14, the predictions have already started buzzing around. In fact, they started Monday, at least among my immediate TIFF circle. And unlike previous years, the Best Actress noms have been far more difficult to assemble than the Best Actors.
09/11/2014 12:50 EDT

TIFF 2014: How I Spent Bill Murray Day

The common theme of the day was: About a boy. My first screening was Boychoir with Dustin Hoffman, Izzy Izzard and Cathy Bates. Afterwards, I crossed the street for the St. Vincent premiere starring...
09/07/2014 04:50 EDT
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TIFF 2014: Meeting Robert Downey Jr.

This was my first Opening Night Gala as a TIFF Patron member and it truly was a magical night. The Judge is a poignant story with the right amount of levity to keep it balanced. As we left to head over to Roy Thomson Hall, we were offered an array of gourmet popcorn. Outside, we could hear the fans screaming for RDJ.
09/05/2014 05:27 EDT
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You Might Be Sitting On a Goldmine

The experts say that the average career in one company is less than seven years. Essentially that means you could be at four or five companies throughout your career. And like you've just discovered, that could mean you may have several RSPs, pensions, employee stock plans or other savings accounts associated with those old jobs.
08/11/2014 08:38 EDT
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Financial Planning for Your Family Vacation This Summer

This summer has been mostly go-go-go for the family. With school just around the corner, Jill and Joey want some adventure away from home. But can the Does afford it, considering all their recent expenditures? There must be activities that will help them stretch their "kid-fun" dollars, right?
08/08/2014 05:47 EDT
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John and Jane Doe: Can We Afford a Mortgage?

For the last ten years, John, Jill and the kids have been living in a rented townhouse. Their dream has always been to save enough for a good down payment towards a detached house close to transit. John thinks they're close to having 15 per cent down, but Jill still has some concerns and suggested that they sit down with a mortgage expert for some advice.
08/03/2014 11:32 EDT

Be Tax-Savvy With Your Investment Dollars

You survived the debt temptations of the holiday season, achieved your personal best in RSP contributions and only had to pay a small amount in additional taxes for the last year. Now you can relax until the whole headache starts again in a few months. But what if you could avoid the hassle by setting up a plan that could help reduce your next end-of-year tax bill?
06/04/2014 12:17 EDT
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Ways for New Graduates to Save

Graduating students have high debts and the chance of finding a good paying job appears to be low, according to the leading pundits. This may all seem very daunting if you're a grad with two or three part-time jobs who's barely scraping enough together for rent. Here are some suggestions on how you can achieve these goals with careful planning and creativity.
04/24/2014 05:49 EDT
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Financial Spring Cleaning For Couples

Now that the annual financial anxiety season is over, how did you and your partner do? If you both had a less than spectacular financial year, don't be discouraged. Now is a great time to review your financial situation and resolve to make changes now to ensure you're in a better position next year.
04/23/2014 05:19 EDT
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TFSA or RRSP? It's All About the Tax

Still unsure about the differences between a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) and a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)? The fact is it's all about the tax. Here's a quick refresher of the tax-free registered savings account.
02/24/2014 07:52 EST
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Are You Ready for a Long (Really Long!) Retirement?

The fact is, we're all living longer than past generations and we have to make sure we don't run out of our retirement money. Even though it's sometimes hard to do, we need to save more during our working years. Here's what you can do to feel better: create a plan that includes an automatic retirement savings program.
02/21/2014 12:13 EST