My Province Is More Financially Savvy Than Yours: RBC Survey
Economic News / Personal Finance / Personal Finance News

My Province Is More Financially Savvy Than Yours: RBC Survey

When it comes to personal finance, Canadians are know-it-alls. Or at least they think they are, according to the RBC Canadian Consumer Outlook survey. On a national scale, 70 per cent of Canadians rate their own financial knowledge as “excellent / good”, while another 65 per cent think the average Canadian’s ranks as “not very good” when it comes to financial know-how. Continue reading »

Ways To Save Money Post Pension

Ways To Save Money Post Pension

It’s the great Canadian dream – retire as early as you can and kick back to enjoy your golden years in relaxed style. For many Canadians, though, this simply isn’t a reality – and as pension possibilities dwindle, many are on their own when it comes to saving for their senior years. We’ve got a few ways to help cut corners – and make the most of your post-pension finances. Continue reading »

Self Employed? Get a Payoff From Proper Tax Planning

Self Employed? Get a Payoff From Proper Tax Planning

Paying taxes may be a groan-worthy concept under the best of circumstances – but it’s a whole other ball game when you’re self employed. No longer relegated to springtime tax season, freelancers need to keep their tax requirements top-of-mind year-round. We’ve got a few pointers to help you navigate the world of receipt hoarding, harmonized sales tax and write-offs with a little less pain – and potentially more profit for you! Continue reading »

The Challenges of Buying a House in Toronto
Buying A Home / Mortgage News / Mortgages

The Challenges of Buying a House in Toronto

Rounding up our Regional Real Estate series, we take a look at Toronto’s housing market. For most first time home buyers, a downtown condo poses as a good starter option – but you’ll be hard pressed to find a single family home within the 416. The Big Smoke also poses significant challenges for those looking to buy for the first time – when you factor in high unemployment and level of debt, buying is often ruled out altogether. A predicted price drop, however, could change everything. Continue reading »