Financial Planning

Canadians’ Financial Priorities Revealed in New Poll

The humble Registered Retirement Savings Plan or RRSP is one of the most important tools forlong term savings, and we’ve discussed its merits and challenges numerous times on this very blog. However, a new joint poll...

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A Home-Cooked Budget

Have you ever looked at your budget at the end of the month and wondered where the heck you overspent a little bit without realizing it? New research shows that one of the most relevant contributors to this factor may...

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Self-Employment and Personal Loans

1.5 million Canadians, or nine per cent of the total workforce, registered as self-employed in the 2014 census. That’s not a trivial portion of the population! These individuals face many challenges including tax...

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Treat Yourself – A Savings Strategy?

When it comes to the pillars that will rebuild your finances, we’re all about reinforcing some of the most important savings goals. These include creating an emergency fund, paying down your debts, and creating a plan...

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MNP Report: Canadians Stretched Thin on Debt

A new report by Canadian accountancy and business advisory firm MNP LLP indicates that more Canadians may be pushing the limits of their budgets than previously thought. In a poll conducted by MNP and Ipsos conducted...

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Using Credit Cards To Your Advantage

Canadians do plenty of their spending on credit cards. There were 43.4 million active credit cards in Canada at the end the year of last year – a decline of roughly 800,000 from the year previous. That’s a lot...

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The Wake-Up Call: Financial Advice Meets Hip Hop Royalty

As he once famously put it, rapper and media mogul Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, is less a businessman than a business, man. Forbes ranks him among the richest people in the hip hop music world with a net worth of...

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Core Concepts – Investments

Is learning more about investments, or starting a more intelligently planned portfolio of your own, among your 2018 New Year’s resolutions?  This is true for many Canadians, and it’s important for new investors to...

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