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Start the new year right when it comes to your finances

Start the new year right when it comes to your finances

Jan 23, 2023 / 4:00 am

The start of a new year is a perfect time to set financial goals and create a plan to achieve them. Whether you want to save for a down payment on a house, pay...

Five myths about retirement

Five myths about retirement

Jan 16, 2023 / 4:00 am

Getting your retirement plan right is crucial. You need to be confident your money will last throughout your retirement, while giving you the standard of living...

Five steps to retire in five years time

Five steps to retire in five years time

Jan 9, 2023 / 4:00 am

Congratulations! You’re five short years away from retirement. For the last couple of decades, you’ve been saving diligently, but now that...

Keep your retirement portfolio ahead of inflation

Keep your retirement portfolio ahead of inflation

Jan 2, 2023 / 4:00 am

Rising inflation — particularly the kind of record inflation seen recently — will always make the headlines. While many people worry about how...

Picking a year-end for your business

Picking a year-end for your business

Dec 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

As the end of the year approaches, so too does the end of the tax year for most people and many businesses. But not all companies run on a Jan. 1 to Dec. 31...

The problems of dying without a will

The problems of dying without a will

Dec 19, 2022 / 4:00 am

If you die without leaving a will, it could become a major headache for your family members and loved ones. With no will, the government will decide on who gets...

Why you should consider an RESP for your child

Why you should consider an RESP for your child

Dec 12, 2022 / 4:00 am

Of all the key registered savings accounts available to Canadians, the Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) seems to be the most neglected one. Less than...

Year-end strategies for charitable giving

Year-end strategies for charitable giving

Dec 5, 2022 / 4:00 am

As we move toward the end of the year, we approach the season of giving and many Canadians increase their charitable giving during this period. However, not...

Robo-advisors lack human touch when it comes to financial advice

Robo-advisors lack human touch when it comes to financial advice

Nov 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

Robo-advisors promise to build your wealth with low fees. But what do robo-advisors actually do? And how do they compare to a human financial planners?...

Tax issues to think about before the end of 2022

Tax issues to think about before the end of 2022

Nov 21, 2022 / 4:00 am

With the end of the year fast approaching, Canadian taxpayers will want to consider all the tax planning opportunities available to them. Which year-end...

How to tell if your savings will last in retirement

How to tell if your savings will last in retirement

Nov 14, 2022 / 4:00 am

You’re faithfully investing for retirement but still wonder what your retirement paycheque will look like and how you’ll spend it. There is no...

Ottawa planning changes aimed at helping Canadians' pocketbooks

Ottawa planning changes aimed at helping Canadians' pocketbooks

Nov 7, 2022 / 4:00 am

On Nov. 2, the federal government provided an economic statement containing several measures that will be of interest to many Canadians. For this week’s...

Ways to curb adverse effects of inflation on your budget

Ways to curb adverse effects of inflation on your budget

Oct 31, 2022 / 4:00 am

Sticking to a household budget can be hard at the best of times. More than a third of Canadians struggle to manage their day-to-day finances or pay their bills...

Business owners need tax and estate plans

Business owners need tax and estate plans

Oct 24, 2022 / 4:00 am

As a business owner, having a well-thought-out tax and estate plan is key for financial success. Business owners sometimes feel their business is not complex or...

Dealing with the impact of a recession

Dealing with the impact of a recession

Oct 17, 2022 / 4:00 am

Are we heading towards a recession? Probably. Are we already in one? Maybe. Is the full weight of a recession already priced into the markets? Most likely. Does...

Mortgage refinancing to consolidate debt

Mortgage refinancing to consolidate debt

Oct 10, 2022 / 4:00 am

Managing debts with steadily increasing interest rates can feel like an uphill struggle. Monthly debt payments can take over a large chunk of your income, and...

Leave emotion out of family cottage transfers

Leave emotion out of family cottage transfers

Oct 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

Memories of summers on the dock at the family cabin will be etched in your mind forever. But these strong bonds may also make it harder to talk about the future...

Five times when you should update your will

Five times when you should update your will

Sep 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

Over the years, we’ll be faced with many major life changes and while it’s easy to get wrapped up in diapers and weddings, we can’t forget the...

Canadians need to diversify their investments more

Canadians need to diversify their investments more

Sep 19, 2022 / 4:00 am

Having a well-diversified portfolio means owning a wide variety of assets with the goal to reduce your overall portfolio risk. Having stocks in just a handful...

Building your estate planning dream team

Building your estate planning dream team

Sep 12, 2022 / 4:00 am

If you’ve never given much thought to your estate and how you want your possessions to be shared with family and loved ones, know that you’re not...

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