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Why renting can be the right choice for aging boomers

June 27, 2011 By ROB CARRICK From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail Selling your home could strengthen your golden years if the proceeds are invested rather than used to buy new accommodations Sell your house and rent: If you’re a baby … Continue reading

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ELHTs: tax issues employers need to know about

Rebecca Hughes | June 01, 2011 A new type of employee benefit trust—the employee life and health trust (ELHT)—was created recently after amendments to the Income Tax Act received royal assent. This new trust maintains the basic principles of health and welfare … Continue reading

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Fund cost poll suggests Canadians need advice

Steven Lamb / January 24, 2011 A large number of Canadian investors appear oblivious to the costs associated with their mutual funds, according to a survey commissioned by ING DIRECT.  The poll found that 45% of Canadians were unsure about the annual … Continue reading

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A taxpayer’s bill of rights

TIM CESTNICK | Columnist profile | Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2011 6:26PM EDT Last updated Thursday, Apr. 28, 2011 6:20AM EDT Last summer my kids suddenly took an interest in making money. My two oldest started their … Continue reading

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Amount Canadians owe continues to rise

TORONTO— The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 6:58AM EST Credit agency TransUnion says the amount Canadians owe continues to increase but that the rate at which consumers are piling on debt is beginning to slow down. TransUnion says … Continue reading

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Good news, boomers (and some bad)

NOREEN RASBACH Globe and Mail Update Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 6:22AM EST Talk about your good-news-bad-news scenario: In a new poll about what Canadian boomers think about retirement, the results are both cheering and depressing. Simply put, Canadian … Continue reading

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Retirement Race: Are You In It to Win It?

Canadians need to save more: Dodge By Janet McFarland Globe and Mail Update Former Bank of Canada governor says in report that many Canadians are unaware of the high savings levels they need for their retirement years Canadians need to … Continue reading

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Making the most of your investments

Working with an advisor is crucial to complimenting your investment portfolio with contracts that best suit your needs.  The new Tax Free Savings Account introduced in 2009 can be a great addition to any portfolio. To find out more about … Continue reading

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Worried about your cashflow? You’re not alone…

Your Money:  Living Hand to Mouth Sarah Boesveld Monday, Sep. 14, 2009 05:41PM EDT Dave Speiran has grown used to having only $10 in his pocket on the eve of every paycheque. The Toronto recruiter took a massive pay cut … Continue reading

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Perfect storm for pensions on the horizon

Benefits Canada June 10, 2009 Jody White Retirement is under threat by a confluence of factors which have many people focused on the short-term, reveals a recent survey. HSBC Insurance’s fifth annual Future of Retirement survey of 15,000 people in … Continue reading

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