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Financial markets took investors for a wild ride during the first half of 2016. With three months remaining, we offer up six investment views for the remainder of the year to help identify opportunities in what is likely to be a challenging economic and political environment.
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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 Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) payment is abo...
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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?
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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.
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When disaster strikes, the costs -- both emotionally and financially -- can be significant. While it's impossible to predict when and where the next emergency scenario or disaster may strike, the principles of preparedness remain the same.
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You can now open savings and chequing accounts, manage your retirement and investment accounts and get loans online, never mind being able to leave your wallet at home and use your phone to buy everything. Here are the top companies that can take you from money 2D banking to 3D.
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Studies have shown that familiar investments underperform and most amateur investors would be better off buying index funds. An advisor will have more knowledge about which companies in a diversity of industries are right for you -- plus they will have done more research than what is available at the mall.
The tax deadline falls on May 2 this year, which means Canadians have an extra weekend to file their taxes. The CRA will soon be hit by a wave of last-minute tax returns, as countless Canadians wait until the last minute.
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Currently job losses have been concentrated in the energy sector, but more job losses are expected across industries that depend on investment and activities in the energy sector. This rising unemployment coupled with a correction in the housing market is putting a further strain on indebted households.
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Thirty-six is the new 30 for first-time home buyers in Canada -- meaning that the average age of current home buyers is 36, while the majority of current home owners bought their place before they were 30. Considering that millennials are typically 25 to 34 years old, many are left asking the question: are millennials buying homes?
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When it comes to the smaller financial activities, such as the purchase of a birthday gift, some may feel that if the one with dementia cannot remember the occasion then it is no longer necessary to give a gift. After all, what they don't know won't hurt them -- right?
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What you don't have to do forever is live with debt. You don't have to spend every month calculating how much you can afford to put towards debt repayment, while continuing to use credit, and staying in the never-ending cycle of borrowing money and trying to pay it back. It's not an easy cycle to get out of; I know that firsthand.
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Saying "I do" has an impact on almost every aspect of your life including your tax return. If you've recently tied the knot or plan to in the near future, here are the answers to common newlywed tax questions.
In today's investment arena, high net worth (HNW) individuals are challenged to choose the best adviser to meet with their unique, individual circumstance. Several issues need to be kept in mind during the selection process.