Skipping the starter home for the next size up? Be financially savvy about it May 4th

How to go about securing the best Retirement Plan in Canada.
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How much real estate should you have in a balanced portfolio? May 11th

When investors talk about income-producing assets, the first that come to mind are dividends and interest, with capital gains a close third. But what about investment real estate? If you hold an asset allocation ETF, it will be chock full of stocks and bonds but offer little real estate exposure apa.... More »

Is the Longevity Pension Fund a cure for retirement income worries? Jun 15th

Many retirees and near-retirees are enthused about the June 1 release of Purpose Investments Inc.’s Longevity Pension Fund. (For the sake of space, we’ll refer to it as LPF henceforth.)  Taking on the challenge of providing retirement income for the vast army of people who don’t have classica.... More »
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A guide to spousal RRSPs for married and common-law partners + MORE Jun 22nd

Couples can open and contribute to a personal Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or a spousal RRSP—or both. A spousal RRSP generally makes the most financial sense for couples whose incomes are quite different. If one partner earns little or no income, so that contributing to their own RRSP.... More »
Skipping the starter home for the next size up? Be financially savvy about itTaking on too big a debt load can leave first-time buyers house poor, unprepared for retirement and stressed by ordinary purchases for things like car repairs and vacations, Lesley-Anne Scorgie writes.

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