Defrauding an older parent or loved one is a pernicious form of elder abuse that shows no outward or physical signs. Instead, the senior's bank account is slowly drained and the money they need for health care or nursing home expenses is no longer...Read More»
Do I have to pay income tax on interest earned from my RRSP?
Q - I am holding a GIC in my RRSP. Do I have to pay income tax on the interest I get from it? I know that there are taxes on any money taken out of the RRSP, but what if you do not take money...Read More»
Estate planning means not leaving your money to the government. Here, ways to make sure the taxman gets less.
Face it: when you die, the wealth...Read More»
As someone with duel citizenship, does it make sense to buy Canada stocks in U.S. dollars for my TFSA?
Q - My husband has dual citizenship with Canada...Read More»
It's not easy to find cash flow plus growth potential in a single security.
A security that delivers a high yield while offering strong growth potential...Read More»
Is it all in the house? Ian MacNeill reports on the pros and cons of your home as your biggest, and often, only investment.
When my son brought his Grade...Read More»
Where is the best place to hold American currency?
Q – You have recommended holding any cash reserves in U.S. dollars. Do you recommend any...Read More»
In August 2012, we created a Growth Portfolio for readers of Gordon Pape's Internet Wealth Builder newsletter. It is the riskiest of all his portfolios,...Read More»
What do you do about your RRSP when the whole world seems to be going crazy? The answer is simple: ignore all the background noise and carry on as before....Read More»
Two of my recommended U.S. bank stocks released their year-end results recently. One blew by analysts' estimates with a year-over-year earnings gain of...Read More»
Do mutual fund MERs really matter?
Q – I have a question related to mutual fund MERs. Hypothetically, let's say there are two mutual funds in a...Read More»