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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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Power up your RRSP planning now!

Make the most of this wealth-creation tool all year Many investors only think about their Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) in February. But that’s really just a conditioned reflex, spurred on by financial institutions to get you to give them money in the...

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Time for a financial wellness checkup?

Four trouble areas, and how a planner can help The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns have created plenty of financial stress for individuals and families. Temporary or even permanent income loss has been only partially mitigated by relief programs, such as the Canada...

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Rules for RESP withdrawals

What if your child decides not to go the post-secondary route? If you’re tapping into Registered Educations Savings Plans this fall to pay for your kids’ post-secondary schooling, keep in in mind that there are plenty of rules about how RESPs are administered. And...

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Choosing between CERB and CESB

Watch Robyn Thompson on BNN’s “Ask the Expert” feature on The Open, discussing which form of financial aid works best for someone who is both a seasonal worker and a...