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How Being a "Tax-Wise" Investor Can Improve Your Nest Egg

03.17.2014
Clients often ask me how high of a return can they expect from the portfolios I recommend. While I understand why they are focused on the...
Kicking Alberta's Unfunded Pension Liabilities Down the Road

Kicking Alberta's Unfunded Pension Liabilities Down the Road

03. 4.2014
By again kicking the existing unfunded pension liabilities down the road, the province has exposed taxpayers to future risks and more bailouts,...

"How Much Money Should I Put in My RRSP?" Is the Wrong Question

03. 3.2014
I'm sometimes asked by the media to comment on how much money Canadians should put into Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs). There...
'It's Just Exploitation'

'It's Just Exploitation'

Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press  03. 2.2014
OTTAWA - Nicholas Smith is a 22-year-old Torontonian, working on his second unpaid internship after graduating from the University of Toronto...
LOOK: $38-Million Alberta Ranch For Sale

LOOK: $38-Million Alberta Ranch For Sale

03. 1.2014
If you have a cool $40 million to throw around, may we suggest investing in some Alberta property? Kettle Lake Ranch, a sprawling estate...
How To Get the Most Out of Your RRSP Contribution

How To Get the Most Out of Your RRSP Contribution

02.28.2014
With only about one third of Canadians making an RRSP contribution according to the Sun Life Annual Check-up Survey, make this year the...
Boomers Not Stealing Jobs From Young People: Study

Boomers Not Stealing Jobs From Young People: Study

Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press  02.28.2014
TORONTO - Baby boomers are often criticized for many of today's economic woes, from creating the national debt to driving up tuition costs....
Is Your Financial Adviser Giving You Bad Advice?

Is Your Financial Adviser Giving You Bad Advice?

02.28.2014
As RRSP season closes and many Canadians prepare for tax time, a CBC Marketplace investigation reveals that financial advisers at some...
Date a Personal Finance Blogger

Date a Personal Finance Blogger

02.27.2014
Date a female personal finance blogger. Date a girl who understands the value of a dollar as well as the emotional power money has over...
How Much Money Do You Really Need to Retire?

How Much Money Do You Really Need to Retire?

02.27.2014
Do you become a different person when you retire? Will your values, sense of humour, and pastimes change? Probably not. So why do many...
PM's Income Splitting Tune Shifts Again

PM's Income Splitting Tune Shifts Again

Jennifer Ditchburn and Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press  02.27.2014
OTTAWA - The Conservative caucus appears to have put some woolly socks on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cold feet on income splitting,...
Aeroplan Sale Lifts CIBC

Aeroplan Sale Lifts CIBC

The Canadian Press  02.27.2014
TORONTO - CIBC (TSX:CM) is reporting $1.177 billion of net income in the first quarter, up nearly 50 per cent from last year, as it books...
CEO Of Troubled Bitcoin Exchange Resurfaces

CEO Of Troubled Bitcoin Exchange Resurfaces

Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press  02.26.2014
TOKYO - The head of troubled bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox says in a web post that he is still in Japan, and "working very hard" to find a solution...
Haven't Contributed To Your RRSP Yet? You're Not Alone

Haven't Contributed To Your RRSP Yet? You're Not Alone

02.26.2014
The deadline to contribute to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is drawing near, and apparently quite a few Canadians are leaving...