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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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Emergency income replacement

Disability insurance can save you from financial ruin A sudden disability – from accident or illness – could ruin your family financially. Depleting your savings, cashing in investments, or selling your home can be the result of huge disability and rehab costs not...

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Alternatives to ‘high yield’ savings accounts

No need to settle for nothing You may as well face facts: You can’t “save” a million dollars. A recent survey of the market showed that the highest rate paid in a standard, plain-vanilla high interest deposit savings account (the kind that most banks and large...

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Money talk tips for couples

Important to be open and honest about financial matters Couples in a serious romantic relationship really don’t want to talk about money. And it’s probably not quite the suitable topic when you’re dating early in a relationship. But when things get more serious,...

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Back to the (investing) basics

Revisit basic principles in volatile times New investors who began trading on their online brokerage platforms last year when stock indexes were soaring to record highs could be forgiven for wondering what happened. The New Year has not been particularly kind to...

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