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BC budget will impact you

Feb 24, 2020 / 6:00 am

The B.C. coalition government presented their 2020 budget on Feb. 18, and there has been much criticism about the potential impacts it will have to our economy....

Coronavirus and the market

Feb 17, 2020 / 6:00 am

The economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak is not yet known, but there is no doubt that is has added some new risk to global markets. This type of...

Is an RRSP loan smart?

Feb 10, 2020 / 6:00 am

Should you consider taking out an RRSP loan before the March 2 deadline? While the promise of a big tax return may be tempting, the answer for most people is...

Starting line for savings

Feb 3, 2020 / 6:00 am

This past weekend was the official launch of the often called “RRSP Season,” which will come to a close on Monday, March 2. The latest numbers from...

Are your investments liquid?

Jan 27, 2020 / 6:00 am

Just how liquid are your investments? If you don’t know the answer to that question, it’s time to find out. Many people evaluate their investment...

The real cost of a loan

Jan 20, 2020 / 6:00 am

When you borrow money for a car loan, mortgage or other purchase or debt, one of your main concerns is what interest rate you will be charged. When entering...

It's good to be defensive

Jan 13, 2020 / 6:00 am

When the stock markets are going up, everybody loves to talk about how well their portfolio has done or the one great stock that made them 50 per cent last...

Don't buy a timeshare

Jan 6, 2020 / 6:00 am

While away on vacation this winter, you might be approached by a salesperson offering to sell you a little piece of the paradise that you’re currently...

Making money resolutions

Dec 30, 2019 / 6:00 am

As we ring in the New Year this week, many Canadians will make New Year’s resolutions that will largely focus on their health and happiness. The most...

Mutual fund sales changes

Dec 23, 2019 / 3:00 pm

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is banning Deferred Sales Commission (DSC) mutual fund sales. After seven long years of studies, the CSA announced...

Estate planning checklist

Dec 16, 2019 / 6:00 am

Christmas season is upon us and I’m sure that nothing is more top of mind for most people than their estate plans. OK, I’m kidding, obviously, but...

Lazy guide to saving money

Dec 9, 2019 / 6:00 am

There are so many Canadians who are barely making ends meet and a recent study suggested 46% are within $200 of bankruptcy. Everyone would like to save more...

Making your savings last

Dec 2, 2019 / 6:00 am

Most people spend several decades slowly saving up enough to retire on. Once you get there, the focus shifts to ensuring that you won’t run out of money...

Avoid holiday hangover

Nov 25, 2019 / 6:00 am

The holiday season is upon us and this means that many Canadians will end up spending more money over the next month than they normally do. Presents for loved...

A living financial plan

Nov 18, 2019 / 6:00 am

Today is the first day of Financial Planning Week (FPW), in its 11th year, across Canada. Since FPW is an integral part of national Financial Literacy Month, it...

Retirement blind spots

Nov 11, 2019 / 9:36 am

Is your last day on the job going to be the best day of your life? While many eagerly look forward to their retirement, this is not an event that you can coast...

You need travel insurance

Nov 4, 2019 / 6:00 am

With the temperatures dropping and snow on the horizon, many Canadians are eyeing up vacation ideas to warmer destinations. When planning a trip south, make...

Tax implications of election

Oct 28, 2019 / 6:00 am

With the Liberal government re-elected, it is time to consider how your taxes could be affected by their election promises. You should, however, keep in mind...

Monetary reasons to vote

Oct 21, 2019 / 6:00 am

Election Day is upon us. By now, many of you have already voted or at least made up your minds on who to vote for. But for those who are still unsure, I wanted...

It pays to be segregated

Oct 14, 2019 / 6:00 am

A recent judgment from the Tax Court of Canada reaffirmed the strong case to be made for creditor proofing your investments with segregated funds. Earlier this...

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