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Remake personal finances in 2021

Tips on money management, investing, taxes The New Year is the natural time to turn a new leaf with finances. However, best intentions are typically forgotten within a few weeks. A better idea is to take stock of your entire financial situation, review what’s...

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A vaccine against personal financial chaos

Key financial planning principles and resolutions for the New Year This year will go down in the books as one of the strangest, and perhaps most stressful, on record. The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting disruptions to our normal lives has been challenging for all...

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Important RRSP information if you are turning 71

What you must do before Dec. 31 Registered Retirement Savings Plans do not last indefinitely. In fact, they must be closed down by the end of the year in which you turn 71. So if you are in that age group this year, you have until Dec. 31 to convert your RRSP into...

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Elements of investing

First steps to financial literacy With the Covid-19 pandemic more people are spending more time at home. This has also led many people to try a little do-it-yourself investing. After, all opening an investment account is relatively easy, and almost every financial...

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Elements of financial planning

First steps to financial literacy This is a challenging time for building your wealth and saving for retirement. A newly released survey by FP Canada found that Canadians between age 45 and 54 are struggling the most during the Covid-19 pandemic. Over a third in...

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Dealing with the season of volatility

Portfolio management tips for troubled times October is a typically volatile month for markets, and this year has been no exception. The main North American stock indexes were down for the month across the board. So were crude oil and gold. We heard media talking...