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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 affected by this outbreak and don’t otherwise qualify for federal or employer-provided unemployment assistance. In addition...

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 immediate impact be on our jobs, businesses, investments and our physical and emotional health? When...

1 in 3 Canadians worry they’ll miss rent or mortgage payment due to COVID-19 — survey

In addition to its serious health consequences, COVID-19 is causing Canadians to worry about their financial health, according to a survey commissioned by the Angus Reid Institute. The results suggest the virus outbreak is already having a major impact on...

How will COVID-19 impact the real estate market in Canada?

To say the events of the past few months have had an unprecedented impact on how our society functions would be an understatement. As the threat of the COVID-19 global pandemic grows across Canada and all levels of government...

“How are my investments protected?”

Canada’s financial system is known around the world for its stability, but it isn’t immune to the pressures that face global banking. Economic uncertainty, changing regulations and shifting investment markets can all lead to a lack of trust in...

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 a prelude to the busiest weeks of the year in real estate. But will the health...

Why worries about the coronavirus are pushing mortgage rates down

Economists are busy trying to calculate the potential economic toll of the coronavirus outbreak that's currently making its way around the world. But there's one marketplace that is already, quite unexpectedly, quantifying the full force of the bug: mortgages. Rates for fixed-...

Should you consider an RRSP loan?

Q. My bank is currently offering an RRSP loan for $15,000. According to their calculator, I would receive a rebate of $6,750 for that contribution. If I spread the loan over 5 years, I pay $275 a month and...

Coronavirus: Canada’s big banks to allow mortgage payment deferrals – National

Canada’s big six banks will allow mortgage payment deferrals for up to six months as part of extraordinary measures to help customers struggling with the financial impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic. In a tweet on Wednesday morning, Neil Parmenter,...

Financial Goals: Setting Short to Long-Term Goals

As singer/songwriter Joe Jackson succinctly put it: you can’t get what you want, till you know what you want. It’s the same with your personal finances. How can you accomplish your short-, medium- and long-term financial goals if you...
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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...