January 04, 2017

Under 35? You face at least 3 tough challenges in the 2017 economy

Precarious work and sky-high home prices have some young Canadians on edge, as they struggle to get a start on their financial lives. CBC News asked people from across the country how they're doing financially, and what they're hoping for in the years ahead. (CBC) What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

November 07, 2016

Get 290% more assets for free

Households with a Financial Advisor have 290% more assets in 15 years as compared to households without Financial Advisors according to a new study.  This goes through and shows all the data that they found.

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January 24, 2017

The Importance of Having a Financial Plan

A new CIBC poll found that nearly half of Canadians don’t have a solid financial plan. CTV’s Chief Financial Commentator, Pattie Lovett-Reid, explains why having one is so crucial.

June 02, 2016

Five things for millennials to know about emergency funds

I'm in my early 30's and I was wondering how much cash I should have on hand? I currently have a mortgage, carry no balance on credit cards, do not have a car loan, and regularly contribute to a RRSP. There seem to be conflicting thoughts on the concept of an emergency fund, with the usual advice being to have enough cash to cover three to six months’ worth of expenses. Is this still a valid thought or should that money be used to invest in something like a TFSA, keeping a smaller amount of cash on hand?

October 21, 2016

Business owner? Learn about the classic estate freeze

Do you have a business for which you’re looking at transferring ownership to management or your children? If yes, you should consider some of the benefits of a classic estate freeze, a strategy to help you manage your estate tax bill.

September 28, 2016

Canadians are just $200 away from being overwhelmed by debt, new survey finds

More than half of Canadians are now within $200 of being unable to handle their monthly costs, a new debt survey shows.

 

The online survey of of 1,502 Canadians conducted between Sept. 6 and Sept. 12 also found 31 per cent are already not paying their bills on time, making them technically insolvent, MNP says.

Canada’s household debt is now bigger than its GDP, for the first time

For the first time, the level of debt held by Canadians has exceeded the country’s gross domestic product as the red ink spilled over in the second quarter to 100.5 per cent of GDP, up from 98.7 per cent during the previous three-month period.

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