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“It will be incredibly tough to attract talented folks ... if they will struggle to buy a home and yet still pay taxes of over 50 per cent."
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Everything you need to know about succession plans. From the AOL Partner Studio
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Get in control of your finances with these 5 tips. From the AOL Partner Studio
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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.
While the top salaries and positions range dramatically from city to city, there are a few common themes.
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It seems like clockwork that whenever an investment strategy goes through a soft period of lackluster returns, the investment community questions its validity. You can almost set your watch to it. Thi...
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A few years back, a longtime friend of mine gave me a tip on an offshore investment opportunity. Perfectly legal, she explained, and with a startlingly high return. As investment opportunities go, I thought it was somewhere between ridiculous and clinical insanity. And yet I was hard pressed to say no.
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If you're like me and you want to be able to cut the financial umbilical cord with your kids, start when they're young. Help them procure a part time job -- even if it's just one shift a week at first. Have them open their own bank account, and teach them how to balance their account.
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Retail marketing scientists have mastered the art of seduction. They make a living by influencing your purchasing decisions and, on occasion, roping you into buying something you really don't need.
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After 37 years in the financial services industry I realize I shouldn't be surprised, and I'm not. I'm shocked. Shocked by the confusion created by the very people who are charged with the responsibil...
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Federal officials are increasing their efforts to collect outstanding student debt.
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One in five Canadians have withdrawn money from an RRSP to make ends meet.
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The wealth management industry is rapidly becoming more complex and changing fast to reflect diverse generations, technology and industry regulation. A new set of strategies and tactics will need to be developed to get ahead of the curve and drive revenue growth and assets under management.
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One in four Boomer parents say they financially support their adult children.
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Four things you should keep in mind before meeting a financial advisor. From the AOL Partner Studio
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If the year has taught us anything, what stands out is being different and not following the pack in consensus or action. While typical "hedge funds", as ironic as that sounds, struggled, not all were negative.
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If I gave you $500 a month to put towards your debt, what's the best way to use it? Should you chisel away at the debts with highest interest rate? Or knock off the smaller ones first? The answer might surprise you.
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Online and mobile banking is overtaking the need for brick-and-mortar banks.
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What does a financial adviser do anyway? The answer may surprise you. From the AOL Partner Studio
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As we start a new year, we have yet another new poll about how Canadians are once again listing paying down debt as their top financial priority for 2017. This survey, from the CIBC, says that for the seventh straight year concerns about debt were a top concern for most Canadians.
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Money worries exist across income levels, and across the country. A new study fielded by Ipsos has found that three in 10 Canadians say they feel insecure about their financial health, defined as "a state of overall well-being where a person can fully meet current and future financial obligations to enjoy the things that matter most in life."
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From the students I've talked to, many think that scholarship and bursaries are only available to top grade earners, but the truth is -- that there are many options available for students across every discipline of study, diverse background and level of study. The catch to getting this free money?
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B.C.'s home loan program pushes in the opposite direction of federal Liberals.
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There are a number of similarities between Donald Trump and Natural Gas. Not only are both a surprise, seemingly sneaking up on us this year to rise to prominence, but like the rhetoric espoused by t...
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Let's be honest: when it comes to personal finances, 2016 was a really bumpy year for many people. As the year comes to a close, it might be a good time to take a step back and reflect on how well you...
I did not start out as a budgeting super star. I made lots of mistakes along the way. But once I got the hang of it, I was hooked. I loved the process of figuring out how to save for a goal, and getti...
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November was Financial Literacy Month in Canada, a time for all Canadians to focus on better management of our individual financial goals. Credit plays an important role in living a focused and healthy financial life. Having good credit will help you qualify for a loan, mortgage, or credit card.
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As we near the end of Financial Literacy Month, it's a good time to remind us all that financial literacy is something that should be an ongoing journey of learning and practice. Taking charge of one's financial future is a continual process, not a one-and-done task.
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This year and I've been practicing at my local mall to dodge shoppers, throw products into my cart from across a packed isle and get the best deals possible! I love me a deal, and I wanted to share with you all of my tips and tricks on getting the best item for the best price.
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More than one out of eight homeowners has no rainy day fund.
As the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season, Black Friday is a great time for families to save on necessary purchases. While the deals change, the rules to getting the best deal stay the same.