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Mixed couple reviewing paperwork
Nov 26, 2018
Ever wonder if you’ll be affected by Old Age Security clawback? To minimize OAS clawback, you need to reduce net income. During retirement, an effective strategy is splitting pension income. But several strategies, including the following, can be initiated before retirement arrives.
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Two women at flower shop
Nov 13, 2018
If you want to sleep well even when markets are volatile, you must invest according to your own risk tolerance. It’s one of the most important factors in investing.
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Nov 8, 2018
In December, many people face a time crunch with holiday planning and end-of-year tasks. But you can reduce the stress by getting a head start on your financial to-do list. Here are some steps you can start planning now.
Couple reviewing document
Couple reviewing document
Nov 6, 2018
According to Statistics Canada, a Canadian male aged 65 is expected to live to 84 and a female to age 87. Here are some of the financial planning areas affected by the new longevity.
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Couple walking in the park
Nov 1, 2018
Scattered investments are troublesome to manage, and the lack of coordination can make it harder to reach your investment objectives. Here are five reasons you may want to consolidate your investments.
Fraud prevention for seniors
Fraud prevention for seniors
Nov 29, 2017
The doorbell rings and an uninvited contractor tells the homeowner a repair is needed urgently and a payment is needed up front. Seniors are frequently targets for scams like these – they’re often home during the day and may be more trusting. Here are five popular scams to watch out for. 
Adult children helping out parents at home
Adult children helping out parents at home
Nov 23, 2017
Adult children are having a hard time financially, especially those in their 20s and early 30s. Work has become more precarious, wages have stagnated and housing prices have escalated beyond comprehension. Many of you may be starting to think what was once unthinkable – helping them financially. 
Grandparent teaching grandchild important money management skills
Grandparent teaching grandchild important money management skills
Nov 20, 2017
Your child might be at least 18 and old enough to open a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), but may not have the resources to make a contribution. Here’s an idea that gets your child started in investing and in learning about investing.
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Parent and child playing fun activities together
Nov 14, 2017
For the 2016/2017 academic year, the average undergrad tuition in Canada was $6,373. But undergrads in dentistry paid $21,012; in medicine, $13,858; and in law, $11,385. The bottom line is that you may want to increase your savings target. Here are four strategies to help.
Retired couple celebrating their retirement
Retired couple celebrating their retirement
Nov 9, 2017
Preparing for your retirement takes years of planning and wise investing. It seems as if retirement has been the resounding theme of your financial planning life and when the time comes to put your plan into motion, there can be mixed feelings about it. Not everyone is counting down the days until...

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