Personal Finance

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What if you hosted a lavish summer barbecue bash and, after eating, informed guests that you’d be recouping costs by asking them to pay not only for their steaks and hot dogs »

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A reader has been contributing a lot of money to his RRSP to save taxes but now the debt load is starting to be worrisome   ‪Q – I am 54 years »

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

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 »

Q&A: Corporate Class Funds

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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 »

Financing Your Future

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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 »

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 »

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 »