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How to Use Your Registered Retirement Savings Plan to Purchase a Home

Buying a home can be overwhelming, especially when thinking about how to afford a down payment. The good news is, as a Canadian resident, you have some options for financing your new home.

Video: Finance 101: A Lesson in Helping your Student Pay for College

Your student is planning on following in your footsteps and will be receiving that admissions letter of acceptance sooner than you think.

 

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Personal Loans and Credit Card Payoffs - What You Need To Know

With credit card interest rates ranging between 11% and 22%, it’s no wonder people are looking for alternative ways to manage and pay off their credit card debt. This is where a personal loan might come into play; using a personal loan to pay off your credit card debt can help you manage your overall debt once and for all, if you know how to navigate the pitfalls.

Record Keeping in the Cloud – is it Safe?

As our lives become more intertwined with the Internet it may be only a matter of time before all of our important data is stored in this vast “cloud” of bits and bytes.  Most people are well on their way with online banking and bill paying, e-tax filing, email, document storage vaults, Social Security information, and soon we will be making payments using our smart phones.&nbs

should i buy life insurance for my child?

 

Q: About a year ago our 18-month-old had a liver transplant. We worry he won’t be eligible for life insurance when he’s older and are considering a whole life policy for him while he’s young. Is this wise?
—Jenny Reid, Fredericton, NB

Does your CHILD need life insurance ?

In the first week of September, I received a surprising handout from my kids’ school – a pamphlet about getting life insurance for your children.

I tossed it into the recycling, thinking why the heck would I ever get life insurance for my kids? It seemed morbid and useless and a waste of money, frankly.

Tips for the newly graduated

As the newly-minted class of 2016 takes the stage, no doubt there are plenty of commencement speeches being made that contain life advice of the “wear sunscreen” persuasion. One vital subject that probably isn’t getting much coverage is investing.

The 4 Essential Elements of a Retirement Plan

Until recently, many retirees have been able to rely upon the three-legged stool of retirement income sources: a defined benefit pension plan that guarantees a lifetime income, their own savings, and the Canada Pension Plan.

The 4 Essential Elements of a Retirement Plan

Until recently, many retirees have been able to rely upon the three-legged stool of retirement income sources: a defined benefit pension plan that guarantees a lifetime income, their own savings, and the Canada Pension Plan.

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