Financial Planning

The Benefits Of Offering Group Benefits To Your Employees

Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Business

Many business owners will agree that an employee benefit package is one of the best ways to attract and retain top talent. It not only instills an emp...

Everything You Need To Know About Succession Plans

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Business

Everything you need to know about succession plans. From the AOL Partner Studio

Get In Control Of Your Finances With These 5 Tips

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

Get in control of your finances with these 5 tips. From the AOL Partner Studio

How To Financially Prepare For Unexpected Health Challenges

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

No matter how well we take care of ourselves, there may come a time when we experience a health scare. And while Canada's universal health care system definitely helps us in many ways, not every cost incurred by an illness or injury can be covered.

Boomers Risking Their Retirement Supporting Adult Kids: TD Bank

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Business

One in four Boomer parents say they financially support their adult children.

Things To Do Before Meeting With A Financial Advisor

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

Four things you should keep in mind before meeting a financial advisor. From the AOL Partner Studio

5 Ways A Financial Advisor Can Help You

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

What does a financial adviser do anyway? The answer may surprise you. From the AOL Partner Studio

Stopping The Debt Cycle Begins With Paying Yourself First

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Business

Money in the bank!

3 Financial Acronyms Every Canadian Should Know

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Business

No matter which one you pick, it's best to start early.

6 Tips To Come Out On Top At The End Of The Year

Jane Blaufus | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Business
Jane Blaufus

When one is in business it can sometimes feel like you are on a desert island; alone, adrift and not quite certain what the escape plan should be. What used to seem like plenty of time nine months ago is now a case of, "Holy you-know-what! I only have less than three months left of the year!" and one or more of the following issues is raising their ugly head

Do Your Financial Homework On Back-To-School Extracurricular Activities

Brian Gervais | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Brian Gervais

It's peak Alberta summer right now; everything is green, the days are long and the sun is finally shining. Which feels like the worst time to utter those three dreaded words: back-to-school. But it really is true; the early bird gets the worm. This is an especially apt metaphor for all of the extracurricular activities that start up when September rolls around.

Timing Is Everything

Coreen T. Sol, CFA | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Business
Coreen T. Sol, CFA

We all invest for the same reason, yet we don't all get the same results. It isn't just the investments we buy. Timing your next contribution or Regis...

6 Reasons It's Important To Both Save And Invest

Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Business

We list six reasons why it’s important to both save and maximize your hard-earned dollars.

How To Prepare For Millennials Living At Home

YPNextHome | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Parents
YPNextHome

Forty-two per cent of adults 20 to 29 were living with parents in 2011, up from 27 per cent in 1981. Half of Ontarians in their 20s live at home, according to Statistics Canada's 2011 National Household Survey.

Mortgage Insurance Is Not The Best Way To Protect Your Investment

Josh Miszk | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Business
Josh Miszk

Having adequate insurance coverage to protect you and your family in the event that you can't pay your mortgage is a great idea. But is mortgage insurance the right type to buy?

That Emergency Fund Can Wait – Prioritize Paying Off Debt Instead

Nanci Murdock | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Business
Nanci Murdock

Your priority should always be to pay off debt. But while you are diligently paying off debt (especially debt with an interest rate 10 per cent), invest in yourself and send a message to the Universe by starting an emergency fund with even just $100 and $50 automatic monthly contribution.

Opportunities To Save In A Day

Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Living

It may seem like you can’t afford to save, but there are daily opportunities to be frugal.

Saving And Investing: Which One Do I Choose?

Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Living

There are many ways to save and invest, and both are important to your financial well-being.

These Apps Will Make You Richer

Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living

Want to be smarter with your money? Head to the app store to find hundreds of useful programs that help track your spending and organize bills so that you can head down the path toward affluence.

How Much Should You Give For A Living Inheritance?

Andrea Love | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Living
Andrea Love

When you make a will, you decide who is going to get your money in the event of your death. The hope is that you not only set up the next generation for financial success, but you also pass along positive financial values they can carry throughout their lifetime.

How Starving Artists Can Create A Stable Income

David Lester | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Business
David Lester

All the tips on budgeting are based on people who get paid on a regular schedule, but if you're an actor, musician, etc., you'll get a chunk of change all at one time and then often have a dry spell. It's so easy to blow through the money that you get paid and then have nothing left for the few months that you're waiting for that next gig.

It's Time To Spring Clean Your Financial House

Jane Blaufus | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Business
Jane Blaufus

How critically important would it be for you to be in control if life as you know it changes this spring? Remember -- you can prepare now while you are of sound mind and body, or you can pay later. Which one would be your preference?

The Money Illusion of GIC Investing

Coreen T. Sol, CFA | Posted 03.11.2017 | Canada Business
Coreen T. Sol, CFA

In today's highly volatile capital markets, investors who can't stomach the fluctuations have hunkered down in good old Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs) and other traditionally categorized 'low-risk' investments. Although it only pays a modest rate of return, you can always count on your money being there when you need it. Or can you?

Ditch Your Reward Cards And Get A Real Reward - Freedom

David Lester | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Business
David Lester

Have you ever thought how much more money you spend travelling across town to use that store or get extra rewards? How many points apps or websited do you have on your phone and how do they change our natural behaviour? When we count up the effort, is it worth the reward?

How To Secure Your Financial Future Post-Divorce

Darcie Crowe | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Living
Darcie Crowe

It's now your responsibility to watch your income and expenses, and confirm that you're living within your means. Make sure you're paying your bills on time, setting a solid retirement plan in place, and saving for your children's education -- while also putting aside funds for major expenses or future emergencies.