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What You Need to Know About a Consumer Proposal

The consumer proposal offers a legal solution for Canadians who are struggling to manage their current debts. When you are unable to settle...

Legally Reduce Your Debt By As Much As 80%

Today people across Canada are falling into debt. Thousands of people have unexpectedly found themselves at the mercy of their creditors. To survive, tough choices...

Consumer Proposals are Transforming Consumer Credit

If you need debt relief and wish to regain your financial freedom, the consumer proposal (CP) may be the answer. The consumer proposal is...

The Uncomfortable Truth About Debt in Canada

This is an advertorial and may contain links to other websites. Uncontrollable debt is a problem faced by a large number of Canadians; many don’t...

Money

Severe weather in Canada cost $1.3 billion in insured damages in 2019: IBC – National

Severe weather in Canada — rain, snow, flooding and windstorms — cost $1.3 billion in insured damages last year. The...

What Is an RRSP? Your Guide to RRSP Investing

First introduced by the Government of Canada in 1957, Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP) are a tax-sheltered investment account, designed to encourage Canadians to...

The best time to buy things in 2020: You love to shop, so why not get the best deal?

If you’re a savvy shopper, chances are you like scoring a serious deal. But between Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day and Travel Tuesday, it...

Is financial independence and retiring early really possible for most people?

Personal finance bloggers and writers have been getting all “fired up” in recent months about the FIRE acronym, which stands for Financial Independence Retire...

Retirement Basics: Understanding How RRIFs Work

It’s no secret that saving for retirement is one of the most important things you can do to secure your financial future. While there...

General News

Oil price falls below $20 US a barrel, its lowest since 2002

The benchmark price for a barrel of North American oil dipped below $20 US on Monday morning, the first time that's happened in 18...

Managing finances when you have ADHD

We’ve all made financial decisions we’ve come to regret. Remember the time you bought those shiny new headphones on credit before your paycheque came...

How the COVID-19 pandemic is ‘driving innovation’ in Canada and around the world

Around the world, people are finding new ways to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic and protect those on the front lines. Joelle Foster, the chief...

How bad will Canada’s COVID-19 recession be?

The black swan has landed. The novel coronavirus pandemic is well underway worldwide, but it wasn't until this month that Canadians started coming to grips...

5 Tips for Surviving Economic Uncertainty

It certainly has been a challenging start to Spring as we’re all grappling to make sense of the events around us. What will the...

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Oil and gas industry applauds Supreme Court’s dismissal of B.C. TMX case

OTTAWA — The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says it is pleased, but not surprised, by the Supreme Court ruling...

Coronavirus: What will happen to Canada’s housing market amid the pandemic? – National

As the novel coronavirus pandemic forces parts of the economy to shut down, the snow is melting in areas...

Is financial independence and retiring early really possible for most people?

Personal finance bloggers and writers have been getting all “fired up” in recent months about the FIRE acronym, which...

Most of Canada’s housing market likely to be fertile ground for bidding wars in 2020

Canadians hoping to buy a house in 2020 better brace themselves for limited choice and plenty of competition, the...

Ex-Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum doesn’t have to return $268,000

An attempt by the city of Montreal to recover about $268,000 that former mayor Michael Applebaum received in severance...

Culture

Late Starting your RESP? Here’s how to Catch UP!

A friend of mine, Gary, recently asked me about registered education savings plans (RESPs) and if it’s too late to get started. Gary’s kids...

What Australia’s fires could mean for insurance and real estate in Canada – National

Australia’s devastating fires have already destroyed nearly 1,900 homes, but they’re just one of the many types of hazards facing homeowners. Climate change is raising...

Why Start Investing Early

There’s an emerging trend in Canada – retired people in their 70s and 80s going back to work. Some do it because they genuinely...

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Why Start Investing Early

There’s an emerging trend in Canada – retired people in their 70s and 80s going back to work. Some do it because they genuinely...

What should retirees do with their investments amid COVID-19?

The speed and severity of the decline in global stocks and the potential for further losses have a lot of people wondering if they...

What’s the deal with socially responsible investing? – National

Socially responsible investing — also know as ethical, green or sustainable investing — is the new buzzword in the financial world. A growing number of...

Which tax deductions you can claim on net rental income?

Q. I understand that net rental income creates RRSP contribution room—so, even as a retiree, I should be able to accumulate additional RRSP room....

4 financial resolutions to really get a handle on your money in 2020

From eating healthy to exercising, the well-known risk with New Year’s resolutions is that you won’t stick to them. But with financial resolutions, there...

Aging population, climate change biggest challenges for Canada’s economy in 2020s: RBC

A new economic report says the next decade in Canada will increasingly be shaped by the twin forces of climate change and demographic disruption...

Top Rated Articles

Most of Canada’s housing market likely to be fertile ground for bidding wars in 2020

Canadians hoping to buy a house in 2020 better brace themselves for limited choice and plenty of competition, the latest housing market data suggests. While conditions remain ho-hum in the Prairies and Newfoundland and Labrador, in the rest of the...

Real estate: Here’s why you may still qualify for first-time buyer programs

Some of the major government-funded home affordability initiatives include some exceptions to the "first-timer" rule. Tyler Anderson/National Post files / Postmedia It’s not just first-time buyers...

What you need to know about hybrid bank accounts

Hybrid bank accounts are the latest offering in a series of fintech rollouts that have shaken up Canada’s staid banking sector over the past...

Pay gap between men and women starts right out of the gate for college, university grads

It pays to get a post-secondary education in Canada, but not nearly as much if you're a woman, a new analysis of tax filings and educational...

Should I take CPP at age 60?

The calendar has flipped, and we have a new year ahead. Bring on 2020. The kids are back at school; homework, lessons and sports practice...

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Best Canadian Will Kits and Why Make an Online Will?

One of the most important documents of your life will be your will. A will is a legal document that states how you want...

Why Start Investing Early

There’s an emerging trend in Canada – retired people in their 70s and 80s going back to work. Some do it because they genuinely...

Record low equity release rates are just one option for older borrowers

Equity release rates have fallen to a record low, making it cheaper for older people to borrow against their home. ...

Coronavirus: What will happen to Canada’s housing market amid the pandemic? – National

As the novel coronavirus pandemic forces parts of the economy to shut down, the snow is melting in areas of Canada in what’s normally...

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The Best Visa Credit Cards in Canada for 2020

When it comes to credit card processors in Canada, Visa is a top player. Everyone recognizes the name, and for the most part, Visa...

What Australia’s fires could mean for insurance and real estate in Canada – National

Australia’s devastating fires have already destroyed nearly 1,900 homes, but they’re just one of the many types of hazards facing homeowners. Climate change is raising...

8 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

The New Year is the perfect time to get your finances organized and create a brighter financial future. There’s always room for improvement, regardless of...