A new year provides the perfect opportunity to mentally give yourself a clean slate and get a handle on your finances. Are you planning on saving more this year? Investing? Paying off debt? No matter your resolution, you first need to gain a clear understanding of where you stand financially. And in order to do so, here are a few things you should know so you can best leverage your hard-earned dollars.
Want to invest in a GIC south of the border? Not only will you be taxed when it comes time to cash out, but it also comes with a rate exchange risk. Here’s what you need to know.
Afraid to do your own taxes? Even if you have complex taxes, it could be worth saving a buck or two on accountant fees. Here, Amanda shares why she started tackling her own taxes – and that they were easier than she expected.
Want to start investing, but feel inexperienced? That’s what Investing University is for – check out our guide to kicking off your investments, whether you’re a newbie, or ready to tackle the stock market like a pro.
Could you pay your mortgage after a job loss? A recent survey found 4 in 10 Canadians won’t be able to. Here’s how to protect your ability to pay in a worst-case scenario.
For many Canadians, affording a second baby – and moving to a home with more space for their growing family – is a big challenge. In Canada’s hottest housing markets, buying a larger home isn’t always possible – but you do have options.
Did you know – fighting over money continues to be the top reason for divorce? Having the money talk is an important step in any relationship. From debt to retirement savings, here’s how to hash it out with your significant other.
Investing can be overwhelming for many – and a good financial advisor can be of utmost value. However, some savvy investors prefer to take a more hands-on approach to their investing, preferring fewer advisor services from their mutual funds in exchange for lower fees. Series D funds have been introduced as the perfect fit for do-it-yourself investors – but are they a good fit for your investing needs?
The latest Manulife Investor Confidence Index finds Canadians are still wary about their investing options, and haven’t yet recovered from the 2008 economic crisis.
A BMO poll finds making a financial plan tops the new year resolution list for many Canadians. Wondering how to get started? You’ve come to the right place.