When It Comes to Retirement, I'm With Cicero Jan 13th

Not sure how to make a retirement plan? Read on…
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RRSP deadline: A procrastinator’s guide + MORE Feb 24th

The March 1 RRSP deadline is fast approaching. When it comes to last minute RRSP planning, however, nothing surprises Michael Berton anymore. The Vancouver-based CFP has seen people dump cash in their accounts at the last second or invest in something unusual because they were pressed for time. He.... More »
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How non-residents are taxed on dividends and other forms of income Mar 3rd

Q. I have been retired and living in the Philippines since 2009. I file my taxes as a non-resident of Canada. I have an RRSP, a LIRA, as well as a non-registered account with a major Canadian bank. My world income is 100% from Canada consisting of CPP, systematic withdrawals from retirement saving.... More »
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Investing tips for dual citizens of Canada and the U.S. + MORE Feb 3rd

Q. I am a dual Canadian/U.S. citizen. Due to this, I cannot make use of a TFSA, so once my RRSP is maxed out, I’m stuck with non-registered accounts. I plan on putting a large part of my savings into a U.S. robo-advisor or U.S.-listed ETFs. As for my RRSP, I was wondering whether I should foc.... More »
 retirement planning

Why repaying student debt early is the best investment you can make + MORE Feb 17th

Q. I’m a 23-year-old who just graduated with a Masters degree and I have $30,000 in student debt ($20,000 provincial, $10,000 federal). I also just got a job with an annual salary of roughly $60,000. My question is what is the best way to invest my money (index mutual fund, stocks, online Rob.... More »

Should I invest my money or buy a life insurance policy instead? + MORE Feb 10th

Q: My wife and I are both 40 and have two kids—ages 5 and 7. We are considering buying a joint last-to-die life insurance policy that would cost a fixed $7,105 per year for ten years. That’s a total of $71,050 and the policy would pay $500,000 when the last of us dies. This is a proposition.... More »
When It Comes to Retirement, I'm With CiceroThe great Roman orator thought aging and retiring free us from destructive ambition and competition.

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