MoneySense at the MoneyShow: Portfolio Risk and Top Canadian ETFs for This Year and Beyond and + MORE Nov 22nd

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How are bonuses taxed in Canada? + MORE Jan 16th

If you’re fortunate enough to get a bonus from your employer this year, or if you’ve recently earned a pay bump, how should you spend it?  Maybe that money is already spoken for. Many Canadians are struggling financially right now, so a bonus or salary increase might simply help cover th.... More »

China Evergrande ordered to liquidate in landmark moment for crisis-hit sector - Reuters Jan 29th

China Evergrande ordered to liquidate in landmark moment for crisis-hit sector  ReutersHong Kong court orders Chinese property developer Evergrande to liquidate  CBC NewsLive news: Evergrande ordered to liquidate as China property crisis continues  Financial PostChina E.... More »

You opened an RESP—now what? Nov 23rd

As many Canadian parents and grandparents know, a registered education savings plan (RESP) is a powerful savings tool. Although you can create a college or university fund for your child in other ways, such as a bank account or a tax-free savings account (TFSA), they don’t offer the same valuable .... More »
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Making sense of the markets this week: March 10, 2024 Mar 8th

Allan Small, Senior Investment Advisor at the Allan Small Financial Group with iA Private Wealth, shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. Earnings beat expectations—as expected As we close out the first quarter’s earnings season, the biggest takeaway is that t.... More »

Mortgage broker vs. bank—which will save you more money? Jun 1st

Choosing a mortgage broker or a bank for your home loan will likely influence which mortgage you end up with. On top of that, there are pluses and minuses to both, as we detail in the table below. Before we dive into which may best suit your financial situation, let’s look at the differences betwe.... More »
Toronto housing bubble: Is it ready to pop?The Toronto real estate market has experienced remarkable growth over the past two decades. The average home price in Toronto surged by a staggering 489% from 2000 to 2022, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board (TRREB). This rapid price growth has raised concerns about the future of affordable homeownership. And with good reason.

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For instance, the average Toronto home in 2021 was $1,095,175, while the median household income was $84,000, which equates to a price-to-income ratio of 13. To put that in perspective, the price to income ratio in 2010 was 7.4. 

The fact is: wages have not kept up with home prices. For future generations, the goal of owning a home in the Greater Toronto Area is looking more like a pipe dream…

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Top Canadian ETFs for This Year and Beyond

With so many ETF options available, it can be hard for investors to know what to put into their portfolios. MoneySense journalist Michael McCullough looks at the makeup of the ETF market and will share, based on MoneySense’s ETF All-Stars Report, the ETF products Canadians could consider buying today…

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