Personal Finance

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A reader has heard this is a way to save tax but is unsure how it works   Q – My question relates to investing outside an RRSP. I understand they have »

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Dramatically longer lifespans will change the way we save for retirement. If we’re going to live a few extra years, how will we afford to pay the bills?   The biggest fear »

“The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax” – Albert Einstein

Pricing Pets: The Cost of Pet Ownership

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If you’re looking to bring a new dog or cat into the household, here are the numbers you’ll need to factor in   Initial costs All new pets require some basic necessities »

The Longevity Portfolio

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How to handle an RRIF If they handed out Oscars for the toughest investment decisions, my vote would be to give it to everyone who has a RRIF. If you’re in that »

Best Apps For Your Budget

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Whether you’re digging yourself out of debt, saving for a specific goal or trying to get a better handle on your budget, there’s an app to help you reach your financial goals. »

What Money Can’t Buy

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Late last year, Tom Crist, a retired guy in Calgary, got an early Christmas present. It came via a phone call from the folks at LottoMax; he’d won some money. No big »

7 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

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What’s in your trash bin? We’re throwing away billions of dollars worth of perfectly edible food a year. Here, 7 tips to reduce waste — and keep more cash in your wallet. »

Make Your Donation Work

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Canadians are a generous lot, donating more than four billion dollars annually to the 100 biggest charities, according to Charity Intelligence, an organization that provides detailed audits of how much money each »

The Real Cost of a 2014 Wedding

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This past year I’ve embarked on planning a wedding. A large venture – both financially and otherwise. After many conversations with friends and family, one thing has made itself very clear. Times »