Goldman Sachs Sees 71-Cent Loonie

Goldman Sachs Sees 71-Cent Loonie

Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press  01.26.2015
Remember the days, a decade or more ago, when you feared going to the U.S. because the Canadian peso bought you next to nothing? Well...
Home Prices To Fall In 8 Provinces This Year: TD Bank

Home Prices To Fall In 8 Provinces This Year: TD Bank

Daniel Tencer  01.26.2015
TD Bank sees house prices coming down in all but Canada’s two hottest markets this year, with falling oil prices taking an especially...
Do You Know Where Your Money Really Goes?

Do You Know Where Your Money Really Goes?

01.22.2015
The reality is most of us have no idea where our money goes, and because of this it feels like there is never enough. But the irony is...
Three Reasons You Shouldn't Rob Your RRSP to Pay Your Holiday Bills

Three Reasons You Shouldn't Rob Your RRSP to Pay Your Holiday Bills

01.12.2015
If you remove money from that account, you're stripping tax-free compounding of some of its power. For example, you have $13,980 in your...
40 Year-Old Retirement Fund Virgin? Time to Get in on the Action

40 Year-Old Retirement Fund Virgin? Time to Get in on the Action

09.17.2014
Let's face it: many people work better on a deadline. This is the same mindset that leads perfectly reasonable adults to the conclusion...
When it Comes to Pensions, Plan for the Worst and Hope for the Best

When it Comes to Pensions, Plan for the Worst and Hope for the Best

08. 8.2014
I always tell people that those who plan ahead stand a better chance than those who don't. Don't risk being blown off course by a sudden...
The Ontario Budget's Pension Plan Is Unnecessary

The Ontario Budget's Pension Plan Is Unnecessary

05. 3.2014
Ontario's recent budget included the Liberals' proposal for a mandatory government pension plan modelled after the Canada Pension Plan....
A Money-Saving Secret the Taxman Doesn't Want You to Know

A Money-Saving Secret the Taxman Doesn't Want You to Know

04.24.2014
Want to know a secret? There's another tax-free way to save for retirement that the Taxman doesn't really want you to know. It's called...
Financial Spring Cleaning For Couples

Financial Spring Cleaning For Couples

04.23.2014
Now that the annual financial anxiety season is over, how did you and your partner do? If you both had a less than spectacular financial...
Advisor, Salesman or Thief?

Advisor, Salesman or Thief?

04.17.2014
If you like rants read on... I've had it with an industry that screws young people because of its own greed. Why is it that the government...

Don't Get Upsold - Treat Your Bank Like a Store

04.12.2014
Is our financial system broken or just designed to take advantage of the average person? When you go to the bank to make a deposit or pay...
Don't Use Your RRSPs To Invest in Private Companies

Don't Use Your RRSPs To Invest in Private Companies

04. 5.2014
It is extremely easy to buy into private companies; they will be more than willing to use your money to fund their ideas and aspirations....
Cashing Out RRSPs Early Can Leave You With a Hefty Bill

Cashing Out RRSPs Early Can Leave You With a Hefty Bill

03.24.2014
RRSPs were designed to be long-term savings plans, but a recent study by Leger for H&R Block Canada showed 31 per cent of Canadians had...
How Being a

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...