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Want to save money on gifts? Embrace holiday sales, and start early Nov 23rd

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Plenty of Canadians are hitting “Add to cart” extra-early, whether they’re buying for Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah. Last year, supply-chain issues frustrated shoppers. The shipping delays have improved somewhat this year, but now inflation and tigh.... More »

A Safe Haven in Uncertain Times: Why Gold and Silver Should be Part of Your 2023 Investment Strategy + MORE Jan 13th

Investing in gold and silver can be a great way for beginners to diversify their investment portfolio and hedge against inflation. Both metals have been used as a store of value for centuries and have proven to be a reliable form of investment in times of economic uncertainty. In this blog post, .... More »
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Making sense of the markets this week: December 18, 2022 Dec 16th

There are more investment options in Canada than you can shake a stick at! Stay on top of the best returns right here. Making sense of the markets this week: December 18, 2022 - moneysense.caThis week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context f.... More »

Stock market news live updates: Stocks rally, Intel craters, as inflation data cools - Yahoo Canada Finance Jan 27th

Stock market news live updates: Stocks rally, Intel craters, as inflation data cools  Yahoo Canada FinanceU.S. stocks retreat as traders weigh earnings, PCE data  BNN BloombergStocks Jump As Recession Fears Ease  BarchartNasdaq 100 Heading for Best Week Since November: .... More »

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday - CNBC Dec 16th

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday  CNBCAsia Stocks Set to Open Lower on Hawkish Policy: Markets Wrap  BNN BloombergMarkets: Wall Street points lower  CTV NewsAsian Stocks Join Global Retreat As Central Banks See Higher Rates  Barron'sWeekly.... More »
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Workspace of the Month: Inside Google Canada’s Seven-Storey HeadquartersIn our Workspace series, CB is featuring interesting, smart-designed and one-of-a-kind spaces across Canada. From innovative home offices to out-of-the-box co-working spaces to unconventional setups—like this beauty company run out of a rural farmhouse and this carbon-bike company located in a former auto body shop—we are looking to showcase the most unique and beautiful spaces from all industries. This month we are profiling the Toronto office of Google Canada.

Google is big on collaborative workplace culture. Employees—who call themselves Googlers—occupy seven floors of an office building in Toronto’s financial district. The 7,538-square-metre space is fitted with game areas, a large cafeteria where free hot breakfast and lunch is served daily, a gym, a theatre for special events such as presentations and socials, an outdoor patio, and communal kitchens on every floor stocked with all the essentials: snacks like hummus and cheese, and drinks including soda, juice, sparkling water and, of course, coffee…

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Before the payment deadline rolls around on May 1, 2023, there are ways to avoid racking up a higher tax bill than you need to (especially given this year’s record levels of inflation and rising cost of living). Plus, look for any deductions, rebates or tax credits that will help you put some money back in your pocket. Use our guide to organize your finances and prepare for filing your taxes this spring.

Get your T4, T4A and T4E forms together

As part of your tax filing prep, you’ll need to get your T4, T4A and/or T4E forms in order. These government documents will help to determine your income. On your T4A, you can also see how much you’ve saved for retirement throughout the year via your registered pension plan, if you opted to contribute.

“The T4, or Statement of Remuneration Paid, is a tax slip that employers issue to employees after each calendar year. It includes your earnings, deductions and tax paid so far. The T4A is another tax slip, issued by payers of other amounts related to employment (pension payments, annuities, self-employed commissions, retiring allowances, scholarships, bursaries, research grants, etc…

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