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New baby, new budget

Six budgeting essentials for bringing up baby For new parents, one thing’s for certain with the arrival of that new little person – your household budget will change drastically. And many will find the transition something of a challenge. But there are...

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Portfolio strategy in falling markets

Sell in haste, repent at leisure The big stock market indexes have been on a steep slide since the beginning of the year. Anyone with a passive, “buy-and-hold” type of equity portfolio will know the discomfort this can cause as each day brings another shrinkage in...

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Financial advice: Are you getting value for money?

What to look for in an advisor The wealth advisory landscape has changed over the past few years. Registered advisors need to be a lot more transparent about the fees and services they offer. By the same token, wealth management clients’ attention has become more...

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How to soften back-to-the-office sticker shock

Tips for saving money when heading back to the office More employees who have been working from home these past two years are now heading towards giving up their casual wear, donning some business basics, and getting back to the office. But the new environment can...

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Personal planning strategies for rising rates

The impact on savers and borrowers Inflation has been pushing the prices of everything up – not just in Canada but around the world. Canadian inflation rose to an annual 5.7% rate in February. After a year of insisting that this spike in inflation was “transitory,”...

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The hidden benefits of high interest rates

Robyn Thompson recently appeared on CITY TV’s Breakfast Television to talk about the upside to high interest rates and how to control your costs when it comes to lines of credit and other loans. Watch now for personal finance tips and strategies as rates start to...

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Cut your tax with credits and deductions

Use every tax break you’re entitled to! Tax-filing season is upon us again. The deadline to file your 2021 tax return is April 30. But because that’s a Saturday, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) considers your return to be filed on time if they receive it on or...

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How to talk about money with your friends

For some friend groups, there are no topics that are off limits. But how often do you talk about debt repayment or savings strategies with your friends? Robyn joins CHCH TV’s “Morning Live” to share how you can start conversations about money with your...

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How to avoid investment scams

Stop the bad guys in their tracks with these tips Investment frauds and scams have ballooned during the pandemic as do-it-yourself investors, staying at home, had more time on their hands to get into trouble. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) reports that...

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How to cope with market volatility

Markets may fluctuate, but solid investment principles abide The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had predictable effects on financial and commodity markets. In addition to increasing market volatility, the big U.S. stock indexes are well down from their 52 week...

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