Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:00:11 +0000

Only a quarter of Canadians have a rainy day fund, but more than half worry about rising rates

Jonathan Chevreau: After an unprecedented nine years of ultra-low interest rates, it’s clear consumers are starting to fret the party is over

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:52:27 +0000

Unemployed dad and disabled child put family in financial jeopardy

There are bumps ahead for Harry and Evelyn, both 60, who are now migrating toward full retirement — but with the right plan, they can make it happen

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:10:04 +0000

Canada’s ‘borrowing binge’ has put economy in precarious position, report warns

Moody's Analytics paints an ugly picture of what could happen to the Canadian economy if everything goes wrong in the housing market

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:44:44 +0000

Keep track of your retirement contribution room or be hit with nasty penalty taxes

Jamie Golombek: No matter which tax-deferred plan you choose for your long-term savings, it’s critically important to make sure you don’t over contribute

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:15:46 +0000

M3 Mortgage Group acquires Verico to create $44B-loan giant amid market slowdown

The move gives the 6,000-broker strong company a presence spanning coast to coast and makes it the largest, fastest growing non-bank mortgage originator across the country

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:24:09 +0000

First Capital Realty-backed portfolio of 19 properties in Ottawa and Toronto on the market

Sources indicate the price range of the entire Main and Main portfolio could be $450 million to $550 million

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:20:49 +0000

A down payment with a catch: you have to give up the spare bedroom

Loftium startup gives buyers money for purchase, takes share of your Airbnb rental

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:19:08 +0000

Expect your divorce’s dirty laundry to be aired in public, unless you live in Quebec

Affairs, sexual proclivities, naked Instagram photos – no matter how embarrassing — are all open to public scrutiny

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:01:09 +0000

Montreal emerges as Canada’s new luxury real estate ‘hot spot’

While sales of homes over $1 million are dropping in Toronto, they are up 60% in Montreal

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:12:24 +0000

Why the rich should revolt — and it’s not for the reasons they think

Terence Corcoran: So-called ‘rich’ Canadians are missing the point in their outrage over Ottawa’s tax reforms, and they will lose the battle as a result

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:11:20 +0000

A charitable proposal amid the small business tax uproar

Jamie Golombek: A new report is calling for preferential tax treatment for the donation of appreciated private company shares and appreciated real estate to charity

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:04:36 +0000

Loss of $4,454 a month disability at 65 puts gaping hole in this couple’s retirement future

Income has to go up and costs — like debt service — have to go down, but their million-dollar house will help

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:34:50 +0000

Canadians now owe $1.68 for every $1 disposable income they earn as debt burden grows

Mortgage debt increased 1.6% to $1.36 trillion, while consumer credit grew 2.4% to $609.6 billion

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:36 +0000

Defy the norm to stretch investment returns

By Chris Ambridge President, Transcend Financial Services We live in a culture obsessed by cheap. After Amazon bought the Whole Foods grocery chain this past summer, the giant online retailer made headlines by slashing prices: everything from avocados to organic quinoa were reduced. While some analysts warned it may not appear to be what it […]

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:28:31 +0000

Think your defined benefit pension is money in the bank? Think again

Just ask Sears Canada employees how much you’ll get if your company goes bust

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:35:56 +0000

Two-thirds of Canadian households saving for retirement, census suggests

Research compiled by the C.D. Howe Institute suggests the rate of retirement saving for employed people has almost doubled in recent decades

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:12:48 +0000

Rich people from these nations hide the most offshore wealth

A look at the top 0.01 per cent that isn't paying a big chunk of its tax bill

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:39:51 +0000

Major tax consequences are at stake when it comes to disability disputes

A recent tax case, decided over the summer, shows the struggles one mother had to go through in order to claim the disability tax credit for her daughter

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:03:40 +0000

Woman raising two teens with little help from her ex faces hurdles to retire in 10 years

The 52-year-old will probably have to delay retirement to 65 as her plan, that includes $50,000 basement renovation, is risky

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:48:16 +0000

After rate hikes, Canadian housing braces for ‘biggest rule change of all time’

Interest rate hikes might be the last thing the housing market needs as sales in Toronto plunge and Ottawa considers even tougher measures for qualifying for loans



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