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Smart Savings: When should you maximize your RRSP contributions?

Smart Savings: When should you maximize your RRSP contributions?

Deciding how to best leverage your RRSP can be complex and depend upon a number of considerations. When you’re unsure, don’t take chances with your money or your future.
Product 411 - What are the pros and cons of a tax-free savings account?

Product 411 - What are the pros and cons of a tax-free savings account?

At a time when the cost of everything is rising – groceries, real estate, shipping costs and pretty much everything else – why pay more tax than you absolutely have to?
Top 5 Financial Podcasts to Listen to In 2022

Top 5 Financial Podcasts to Listen to In 2022

This New Year, we’re challenging you to make better money management a part of your holistic health and wellness.
The Pros and Cons of Renting vs. Buying

The Pros and Cons of Renting vs. Buying

When it comes to looking for a place to live, there are many considerations, including things like location, home size, access to necessities like groceries and schools, and amenities like entertainment and shopping.
Raise Savvy Savers With These Tips

Raise Savvy Savers With These Tips

We all know that saving money is essential. You never know when an unexpected expense might come up or a financial challenge (like job loss) can be thrown your way. But it can be hard to get in the habit of saving as an adult when so many other things are demanding your time, attention, and dollars.
Make the Most of Credit Card Rewards This Holiday Season

Make the Most of Credit Card Rewards This Holiday Season

The holiday season tends to be an expensive time of year, but with some planning and savvy use of credit card rewards, you can make the holidays a little easier on your wallet by earning rewards that mitigate all the spending.
Debt Consolidation Basics: What You Need to Know

Debt Consolidation Basics: What You Need to Know

Credit card debt is a common problem, and paying it off can be difficult. Consolidating that debt can help pay it off quicker and cheaper, but these mechanisms should be used with caution. Find out what pitfalls to avoid and the potential benefits of debt consolidation.
Cut Down on Monthly Bills with These Smart Saving Tips

Cut Down on Monthly Bills with These Smart Saving Tips

Cutting spending and increasing savings is an admirable goal, especially during the holiday season when many of us are spending much more than normal.
Life Insurance 101: What You Need to Know

Life Insurance 101: What You Need to Know

Life insurance can be a confusing, and, let’s face it, even morbid, thing to think about, but these policies can be enormously helpful for children or other dependents down the line. By learning a few basics about these policies, the forms they take, and the benefits they offer, you can take the initial steps toward finding the right policy for you and your family.
How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity theft is a rapidly rising crime in Canada, with thousands of Canadians falling prey to it every year. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your finances. By keeping your information safe and being smart online, you can keep would-be identity thieves at bay.