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

Halal Investing in Canada

Halal Investing in Canada

The article "Halal Investing in Canada" was originally published on MoneySense on December 18, 2020. Investing can be challenging for Muslims, as solutions that are both Shariah-compliant and effective at helping achieve long-term financial goals are limited. Canadian...

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Ways To “Unlock” Retirement Savings In A LIRA

Ways To “Unlock” Retirement Savings In A LIRA

The article "Ways To “Unlock” Retirement Savings In A LIRA" was originally published on MoneySense on December 7, 2020. Keith wants to know what to do with his DPSP now that it has been transferred to a locked-in retirement account. Q. When I retired at age 63, the...

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Unique Ideas For Your Last Will and Testament

Unique Ideas For Your Last Will and Testament

The article "Unique Ideas For Your Last Will and Testament" was originally published on MoneySense on November 30, 2020. A straightforward will can work well for many people but, for some, there are clauses to consider that might better convey your wishes. When you...

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Managing Tax In A “Tenancy In Common” Situation

Managing Tax In A “Tenancy In Common” Situation

The article "Managing Tax In A “Tenancy In Common” Situation" was originally published on MoneySense on November 24th, 2020. Claudia wants to minimize the tax payable when selling her share of a cottage to the co-owner. Q. I am a co-owner of a cottage in Ontario. The...

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Financial Literacy For Seniors

Financial Literacy For Seniors

The article "Financial Literacy For Seniors" was originally published on MoneySense on November 16, 2020. If one spouse makes most or all the financial decisions, the uninvolved spouse can be left vulnerable. That's one reason seniors, their family and their advisors...

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How Does Assisted Dying Impact Survivor Pensions?

How Does Assisted Dying Impact Survivor Pensions?

The article "How Does Assisted Dying Impact Survivor Pensions?" was originally published on MoneySense on October 26, 2020. Content warning: This article contains discussion of assisted dying and suicide, which may be upsetting to some readers. We have turned off...

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Potential Tax Changes Due To COVID-19

Potential Tax Changes Due To COVID-19

The article "Potential Tax Changes Due To COVID-19" was originally published on MoneySense on October 20, 2020. The pandemic has led to a significant amount of spending by the federal and provincial governments. How will the country pay for it all? Speculation is...

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Should You Sell Your Home To Your Kids?

Should You Sell Your Home To Your Kids?

The article "Should You Sell Your Home To Your Kids?" was originally published on MoneySense on October 13, 2020. Graham is considering a creative strategy to access his home equity with the help of his grown children. The end goal: to build a vacation property for...

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Should You Hold Your Mortgage Inside Your RRSP?

Should You Hold Your Mortgage Inside Your RRSP?

The article "Should You Hold Your Mortgage Inside Your RRSP?" was originally published on MoneySense on September 29, 2020. Yvonne wants to know how she can use her RRSP to reduce the mortgage on her current home, or to help with the purchase of a second property....

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Should You Buy Real Estate Through A Corporation?

Should You Buy Real Estate Through A Corporation?

The article "Should You Buy Real Estate Through A Corporation?" was originally published on MoneySense on September 25, 2020. It can make sense to purchase rental or vacation properties through a corporation, but often it's simpler—and less risky from a tax...

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What Does A Fee-Only Financial Planner Do, Exactly?

What Does A Fee-Only Financial Planner Do, Exactly?

The article "What Does A Fee-Only Financial Planner Do, Exactly?" was originally published on MoneySense on September 15, 2020. And if they don't sell any financial products, how do fee-only planners get paid? Q. How do you make money, Jason, if you don't sell any...

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Should You Buy A Vacation Property?

Should You Buy A Vacation Property?

The article "Should You Buy A Vacation Property?" was originally published on MoneySense on August 24, 2020. A cottage or other vacation property can provide a great way to unwind and spend time with family. But what are some of the financial implications? The...

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The Best Ways To Help Kids Financially

The Best Ways To Help Kids Financially

The article "The Best Ways To Help Kids Financially" was originally published on MoneySense on August 6, 2020. You don't have to be rich to give children a good start in life. Here are six strategies to use with kids of any age. As a father of three and a financial...

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The Cost Of Socially Responsible Investing

The Cost Of Socially Responsible Investing

The article "The Cost Of Socially Responsible Investing" was originally published on MoneySense on July 22, 2020. Are there enough options available for Canadians who want to invest according to their values - and do you have to compromise on performance or fees to be...

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Understanding The 1994 Capital Gains Tax Election

Understanding The 1994 Capital Gains Tax Election

The article "Understanding The 1994 Capital Gains Tax Election" was originally published on MoneySense on July 15, 2020. Photo by Abby Savage on Unsplash. John was not aware of the $100,000 capital gains exemption that applied until 1994 and wants to know if he can...

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RESP Advice For Canadian Citizens Living In The U.S.

RESP Advice For Canadian Citizens Living In The U.S.

The article "RESP Advice For Canadian Citizens Living In The U.S." was originally published on MoneySense on June 16, 2020. Sohail has become a non-resident of Canada, but still has a RESP account he is contributing to each month. He wants to know how to maximize his...

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Borrowing Money To Invest

Borrowing Money To Invest

The article "Borrowing Money To Invest" was originally published on MoneySense on June 10, 2020. Should you open a margin account with your broker, or opt for an RRSP loan? And what are the potential tax benefits and risks?   There are different ways to borrow to...

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The Pros And Cons of a Dividend Reinvestment Plan

The Pros And Cons of a Dividend Reinvestment Plan

The article "The Pros And Cons of a Dividend Reinvestment Plan" was originally published on MoneySense on May 20, 2020. You may decide that it's better to receive dividend distributions in cash, especially if you plan to use them for TFSA contributions, or to help...

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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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