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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 institutions and individual investors seem to want to invest according to ethical principles, and the...

Is It Worth Raiding Your RRSPs for the Home Buyers’ Plan?

For prospective first-time home buyers looking to break into Canada’s housing markets, every bit of help is warranted, especially in the pricey Greater Toronto and Vancouver real estate markets; price growth in these urban centres has been so rampant...

Coronavirus to cut 2020 oil, gas investments by $30 bln

The coronavirus outbreak could cut oil industry investment this year by tens of billions of dollars and delay the delivery of offshore installations currently being built at Asian yards, Oslo-based consultancy Rystad Energy predicted on Friday. “Our current assessment forecasts...

Investing in Montreal real estate: 6 tips for first-timers

Property values reached record-setting heights again last month, with double-digit increases in the price of single-family homes, condos and plexes. The median price of single-family homes on the island of Montreal increased 12 per cent over the previous January to...

Navigating financial differences in your relationship

I remember going out with my then-boyfriend over a decade ago, when we were university students living on ramen (me) and McDonalds (him). While paying for the subway there was a mix-up at the fare booth. I’d made change...

Selling your house? Here’s what to know about staging

If you’ve heard that putting your home on the market can be overwhelming—well, that’s an understatement. Moving is considered one of the top five most stressful life events, up there with the death of a loved one, job loss...

A guide to the best robo-advisors in Canada for 2020

The robos are everywhere. What was once a little-known investing tool for tech-savvy investors is now commonplace, with everyone from newbie savers to retired boomers using robo-advisors to help manage their money. While advisors and traditional fund companies still manage...

The best RRSP investments for 2020

A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is an investment plan that is registered with the Canadian federal government. RRSPs are often described as being “tax-advantaged.” That means you don’t pay income tax on the amount you are contributing to...

Will tech be Alberta’s next big thing? Industry and schools are a hard yes

This story is part of The Homestretch's Tech for Tomorrow series: An in-depth look at what's being done to grow the technology industry in Calgary. Post secondary schools, worker transition programs and the energy industry are putting a lot of their...

Best Low-Risk Investments with High Returns

One of the keys to building wealth is understanding the relationship between risk and reward. Canadians are always on the lookout for low-risk investments, but you must understand that the idea of a free lunch does not exist. A...
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The Best Investments in Canada

You want to protect your money’s future purchasing power, and the best way to do this is to invest....
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Canada’s economy was slowing even before COVID-19 hit, January GDP numbers show

Canada's economy expanded by 0.1 per cent in January as manufacturing and the financial sector grew while transportation, mining, oil and gas and the...

Where to find and apply for COVID-19 financial relief

Alberta and Saskatchewan offer payments for anyone who is unable to receive federal aid. Quebec has a province-run temporary aid program for those who are...

Did coronavirus cancel your travel plans? Here’s how to get your money back 

Whether it’s a trip you booked months ago, or a last-minute deal you snagged when news coverage of the coronavirus was still just a...

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...