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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 your age or stage of life. Some Canadians need to start with the basics and...

Signs That You Might Be a Canadian Couch Potato

Although the term has been used since the early 1990’s, Couch Potato investing remains incredibly popular. The good news is that it’s never been cheaper, or easier, to become a Couch Potato Investor. In this article, I’ll show you...

Investments Plain and Simple

How Investments Are Taxed When making investment decisions, it is wise to consider the various tax implications – both positive and negative. As always, first remember that your investments should reflect your goals and values, your time frame and your...

6 Simple Keys to Financial Success

Money—such a loaded word. We spend an amazing amount of time, energy and emotion on money; loving it, hating it, worrying about it, or being frustrated by it. The one thing we don’t often do is talk about it....

Where to Get Life Insurance Quotes in Canada

Having proper life insurance coverage is one of the most important things you can do to protect your family, financially speaking. However, studies suggest that the vast majority of Canadian adults are severely underinsured. Consider this. PolicyAdvisor.com recently completed...

Vacant storefronts: Retail space outpacing shopping habits, hearings told

Is Montreal’s enduring problem with vacant storefronts caused by the fact it’s inundated with retail space? Since 1980, the amount of commercial space available has increased by 250 per cent, while the population has remained relatively stable and shopping habits...

Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

DETROIT — Starbucks has a point to prove: There’s more to the company than selling $4 lattes to rich people. The Seattle-based coffee giant that has cultivated a reputation for being socially responsible said Thursday it is expanding its effort...

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...

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 save for their retirement. While they’ve been around for a while, the importance of RRSPs...

How to Set and Achieve Dividend Retirement Goals

This is a guest contribution by Ben Reynolds at Sure Dividend.  Sure Dividend uses The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing to find high-quality dividend growth stocks suitable for long-term holding. If you’d like to contribute a guest post to...
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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...