Here is a collection of articles we have published so you can stay informed!

COVID-19 Financial Support For Working Seniors

The original article "COVID-19 Financial Support For Working Seniors" was published on MoneySense on April 14, 2020. You may still qualify for the federal government’s CERB payments, even if you collect CPP and OAS. Q. I am still working, and also receive Canada...

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The Basics of Starting Your Own Business

The Basics of Starting Your Own Business

The article "The Basics of Starting Your Own Business" was originally published on MoneySense on April 8, 2020. Looking to earn some money through self-employment or a side hustle? Here’s what to know about the setup and tax implications before you get started. With...

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Planning For The (potential) Costs Of Long-Term Care

Planning For The (potential) Costs Of Long-Term Care

The article "Planning For The (potential) Costs Of Long-Term Care" was originally published on MoneySense on February 10, 2020. Insuring against a potential expense that could range from nothing to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and could happen at any time during...

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Do You Have Too Many Shares In One Company?

Do You Have Too Many Shares In One Company?

The article "Do You Have Too Many Shares In One Company?" was originally published on MoneySense on February 7, 2020. Anyone who has a single stock that makes up more than 5% to 10% of their investment portfolio should be considering if they are overexposed and how to...

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Should You Buy Health Insurance In Retirement?

Should You Buy Health Insurance In Retirement?

The article "Should You Buy Health Insurance In Retirement?" was originally published on MoneySense on January 29, 2020. Most people have health insurance coverage during their working years, but their employer picks up at least some of the cost. For retirees, the...

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Is An RRSP Loan A Good Idea?

Is An RRSP Loan A Good Idea?

The article "Is An RRSP Loan A Good Idea?" was originally published on MoneySense on January 22, 2020. Depending on which tax bracket you’re in and whether you have other debt, you might be better off simply directing what you would put towards loan repayments into...

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How To Make Sense Of Contradictory Investment Advice

How To Make Sense Of Contradictory Investment Advice

The article "How To Make Sense Of Contradictory Investment Advice" was originally published on MoneySense on January 10, 2020. Nat’s looking for help deciding which strategy truly is best: buy and hold for the long term, or sell off “losers” before they hurt your...

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Planning For An Inheritance

Planning For An Inheritance

The article "Planning For An Inheritance" was originally published on MoneySense on December 10, 2019. Nearly half of Canadians expect to receive an inheritance. But while it’s important to consider those potential funds in your own retirement planning, counting on...

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How To Recover Financially From Divorce

How To Recover Financially From Divorce

The Article "How To Recover Financially From Divorce" was originally published on MoneySense on December 4, 2019. Top tips: Try to avoid any hasty decisions regarding real estate, and take the time to ensure you have the amount and type of insurance coverage you need....

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Understanding Your Company Pension Plan

Understanding Your Company Pension Plan

The article "Understanding Your Company Pension Plan" was originally published on MoneySense on November 6, 2019. While the specifics can vary quite widely from plan to plan, a good place to start is with the basic differences between “defined benefit” and “defined...

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“Who’ll Pay For The Cottage If I Die?”

“Who’ll Pay For The Cottage If I Die?”

The article "Who’ll Pay For The Cottage If I Die?" was originally published on MoneySense on October 16, 2019. Having a mortgage doesn’t necessarily mean you need life insurance coverage equal to the amount you owe on it. Q. We are non-residents who recently purchased...

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Should You Take Out A Loan To Pay For Your Wedding?

Should You Take Out A Loan To Pay For Your Wedding?

The article "Should You Take Out A Loan To Pay For Your Wedding?" was originally published on MoneySense on September 4, 2019. Saving up for the big day could be easier than you think. Q. My girlfriend and I have been living together in an apartment in downtown...

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What Are The Tax Implications Of Donating Land?

What Are The Tax Implications Of Donating Land?

The article "What Are The Tax Implications Of Donating Land?" was originally published on MoneySense on August 20, 2019. Donating, rather than selling, could be a way to put money back in your pocket in the form of a tax refund, while benefitting a charity and the...

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What Is Wealth Insurance?

What Is Wealth Insurance?

The article "What Is Wealth Insurance?" was originally published on MoneySense on August 15, 2019. Charles wants to know if he should consider buying wealth insurance in order to maximize the after-tax value of his estate. The short answer is: It depends. Q. I’ve seen...

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Gifting Real Estate To Your Adult Children

Gifting Real Estate To Your Adult Children

The article "Gifting Real Estate To Your Adult Children" was originally published on MoneySense on August 9 2019. Consider the impact of potential capital gains tax, what might happen to the property if your child gets divorced or dies, and whether there’s a chance...

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Should I Loan Investments Or Money To My Spouse?

Should I Loan Investments Or Money To My Spouse?

The article “Should I Loan Investments Or Money To My Spouse?” was originally published on MoneySense on July 30, 2019. The idea is to split income, following Canada Revenue Agency guidelines, so the family pays less tax overall. Q. I’m 38 years old and have been...

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Should You Opt In To A Group RRSP?

Should You Opt In To A Group RRSP?

The article "Should You Opt In To A Group RRSP?" was originally published on MoneySense on July 24, 2019. If your employer offers a matching contribution, you get an automatic return on investment that would be tough to beat anywhere else. Q. I’m 35 years old and have...

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The Bank Of Grandma And Grandpa

The Bank Of Grandma And Grandpa

The article "The Bank Of Grandma And Grandpa" was originally published on MoneySense on June 12, 2019. Sol wants to contribute to his grandkids’ future with annual gifts he’ll start now. What’s the best way to manage the money outside of RESPs? Q. I’d like to start...

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Advice On Making Your First Home More Affordable

Advice On Making Your First Home More Affordable

The article "Advice On Making Your First Home More Affordable" was originally published on MoneySense on May 14, 2019. Irene and her partner want to buy a house with savings, some help from her dad and a mortgage from an alternative lender. What are the implications?...

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