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Prepare for Rising Interest Rates

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The Governor of the Bank of Canada expects low interest rates will be here well into 2015, and notes that …

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Tax-Free Savings Account Guide for Individuals

Tax Free Savings

The following information is taken in part from the document, Tax-Free Savings Account Guide (TFSA) for Individuals on the CRA …

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Life used to be simple.  RRSPs were the only way to go because everyone said so — your TV, your …

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Don’t Be A Turkey When It Comes To Investing!

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This advice appeared in a recent special feature by Calgary-based Mawer Global Investment Research in the December/January 2014 issue of …

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Some Current Financial Market Comments


As we count down to the end of 2013 I thought it might be useful to pass on some financial …

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Finding Tax-Free Income

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In today’s complicated world of investments, taxes, market risk and volatility, a discussion on ways to earn tax-free income might …

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The Magic of Compound Interest

Rates Are Up

This article was originally published at, We think it’s a simple but great example of committing to a short-term …

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Better Investments for Seniors

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  With GICs at historic lows, it’s time to consider better investments for seniors.  This post is based partly on …

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The 21-Year Rule

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  People who put properties into trusts 19 years ago now have work to do, thanks to the “21-year rule.”  …

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Quantitative Easing – Rewards and Risks

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  In 2009, after the sub-prime economic meltdown, and the whole global economy was in danger of slipping into a …

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Financial Advisors Could Take Some Lessons From Willie Sutton

Sutton's Law for financial advisors

I read an interesting article the other day that suggested that financial advisors could take some lessons from Willie Sutton, …

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12 TFSA Considerations for Canadians


In the spirit of making last-minute financial plans, here is a bullet list of 12 TFSA considerations for Canadians. While …

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We’re Our Own Worst Enemies of Wealth Creation

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The market crash of 2008 had a lasting impact on investors, resulting in a mass movement out of equities, and …

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Tax-Free Savings Accounts Explained

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Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) became available January 1st 2009 and to date, about 50% of Canadians have set one …

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Should I Contribute to a TFSA, RRSP, or Both?


Since the introduction of TFSAs, I am often asked if it still makes sense to contribute to an RRSP.  My …

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Low Interest Rates – The Good and The Bad

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Today’s current low interest rates are a boon to borrowers but a problem for seniors or others relying on interest …

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The Difference Between Volatility and Risk

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With today’s market volatility, investors are anxious and stressed. As global stock markets continue to yo-yo, day traders seem to …

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