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Everyone needs a financial plan

Everyone needs a financial plan

Feb 26, 2024 / 4:00 am

In a professional services world that often seems tailored for the wealthy, the notion of financial planning can sometimes feel like an exclusive privilege...

Investing in emerging markets

Investing in emerging markets

Feb 19, 2024 / 4:00 am

As Canadian investors navigate the dynamic landscape of global markets, the question of whether to include emerging markets in their portfolios looms large....

Use RRSP contribution deadline time to reassess you finanical situation

Use RRSP contribution deadline time to reassess you finanical situation

Feb 12, 2024 / 4:00 am

As the RRSP deadline looms on the horizon, the usual sense of urgency and stress tends to envelop the conversation. I have written about the advantages of RRSPs...

Pros and cons of making your will online

Pros and cons of making your will online

Feb 5, 2024 / 4:00 am

The advent of online Canadian wills has revolutionized the landscape, addressing many of the shortcomings of older DIY options. These platforms provide...

Is now the time to jump into cryptocurrencies?

Is now the time to jump into cryptocurrencies?

Jan 29, 2024 / 4:00 am

The world of cryptocurrency has witnessed its fair share of ups and downs, with Bitcoin, the pioneer of the digital asset class, leading the charge. After a...

Telltale signs you are getting bad financial advice

Telltale signs you are getting bad financial advice

Jan 22, 2024 / 4:00 am

In a digital era saturated with financial information from many sources, Canadians often find themselves navigating a sea of advice—some sound and some...

Ways to deal 'Blue Monday' when it comes to your finances

Ways to deal 'Blue Monday' when it comes to your finances

Jan 16, 2024 / 4:00 am

As the winter blues settle in, many Canadians find themselves faced with the notorious “Blue Monday,” (typically the third Monday in January). It is...

Essential tax numbers for 2024

Essential tax numbers for 2024

Jan 8, 2024 / 4:00 am

As the calendar turns to 2024, Canadian consumers need to be well-versed in the essential tax numbers that will shape their financial strategies for the year....

A financial look back and a look ahead

A financial look back and a look ahead

Jan 1, 2024 / 4:00 am

As Canadian investors reflect on the financial landscape of 2023, it's crucial to understand the key economic and market trends that shaped the year....

Employer sponsored life insurance risks

Employer sponsored life insurance risks

Dec 25, 2023 / 4:00 am

Employer-provided life insurance is a valuable benefit that many workers rely on for financial security. While it offers a layer of protection, understanding...

Pros and cons of keeping or cancelling life insurance

Pros and cons of keeping or cancelling life insurance

Dec 18, 2023 / 4:00 am

As Canadian seniors approach or enter their retirement years, many find themselves reassessing their financial portfolios, including the necessity of...

Troubling concerns in report on Canadians' readiness for retirement

Troubling concerns in report on Canadians' readiness for retirement

Dec 11, 2023 / 4:00 am

On Nov. 29, Deloitte (one of the “big four” accounting firms) published a sobering report called “Running out of time,” revealing that a...

Ways to maximize your Tax-Free Savings Account

Ways to maximize your Tax-Free Savings Account

Dec 4, 2023 / 4:00 am

In a welcome move for savers and investors, the federal government recently announced an increase in the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) annual contribution...

Important to pay attention to the federal government's fall economic statement

Important to pay attention to the federal government's fall economic statement

Nov 27, 2023 / 4:00 am

Canada's fall economic statement, released by the federal government on Nov. 21, was a document that outlineed the country's economic priorities and...

How early should you talk to your children about finances?

How early should you talk to your children about finances?

Nov 20, 2023 / 4:00 am

In the ever-evolving landscape of managing your finances, imparting financial knowledge to the next generation is more critical than ever. For Canadians,...

Tax planning strategies to consider before the end of the year

Tax planning strategies to consider before the end of the year

Nov 13, 2023 / 4:00 am

As 2023 draws to a close, Canadians are once again presented with the opportunity to take advantage of various year-end tax planning strategies. While common...

Will interest rates start going down?

Will interest rates start going down?

Nov 6, 2023 / 4:00 am

Recent news headlines have included a lot of commentary on interest rate hikes potentially being over and even the possibilities of seeing rates starting to...

What to think about if planning to retire abroad

What to think about if planning to retire abroad

Oct 30, 2023 / 4:00 am

As the cost of living in Canada continues to rise, many Canadians are exploring the possibility of retiring abroad in order to maintain a comfortable and...

Enhancing your retirement plan with the 'sharing economy'

Enhancing your retirement plan with the 'sharing economy'

Oct 23, 2023 / 4:00 am

The "sharing economy," characterized by peer-to-peer sharing of resources and services, has transformed the way Canadians earn income and plan for...

Financial planning for veterans

Financial planning for veterans

Oct 16, 2023 / 4:00 am

Canadian veterans have dedicated their lives to serving their country, often facing unique challenges, both during and after their service. When it comes to...

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