The hard truth about CPP’s failures

Canadians receive meagre rates of return on CPP contributions and the program has other key shortcomings

The hard truth about CPP’s failures
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Canadians receive meagre rates of return on CPP contributions and the program has other key shortcomings

Lofty valuations, volatile markets leave investors anxious

It seems as if investors have forgotten how to gauge market uncertainty. Any potential bad news has them panicking

Lofty valuations, volatile markets leave investors anxious
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It seems as if investors have forgotten how to gauge market uncertainty. Any potential bad news has them panicking

Investing with your conscience – and with common sense

Ethical investing is a bit broader than donating, since the benefits extend beyond supporting a cause to also expecting a financial return

Investing with your conscience – and with common sense
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Ethical investing is a bit broader than donating, since the benefits extend beyond supporting a cause to also expecting a financial return

Should you defer collecting CPP and OAS?

Can you afford to hold off and increase your payments later? Will you need more CPP and OAS later in life? And how long do you expect to live?

Should you defer collecting CPP and OAS?
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Can you afford to hold off and increase your payments later? Will you need more CPP and OAS later in life? And how long do you expect to live?

Looking backward to predict future investment performance

Be sure to read the fine print if you see a variable-rate investment such as an ETF or a mutual fund advertising what looks like a promised future return

Looking backward to predict future investment performance
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Be sure to read the fine print if you see a variable-rate investment such as an ETF or a mutual fund advertising what looks like a promised future return

RRSP or TFSA? Sorting out an investor’s dilemma

TFSAs provide great options. If you build up the money in your TFSA while you’re working, you can draw from it tax-free any time

RRSP or TFSA? Sorting out an investor’s dilemma
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TFSAs provide great options. If you build up the money in your TFSA while you’re working, you can draw from it tax-free any time

Fed’s tax policies hurt families striving to join the middle class

A tax cut rewards families who work hard. Increased transfers make them more reliant on government

Fed’s tax policies hurt families striving to join the middle class
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A tax cut rewards families who work hard. Increased transfers make them more reliant on government

Do you need mortgage insurance?

It depends. As with all financial planning questions, no one answer fits every situation

Do you need mortgage insurance?
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It depends. As with all financial planning questions, no one answer fits every situation

A tax turnaround that punishes the risk-takers

By targeting small business owners, the federal government is undermining the very essence of economic growth

A tax turnaround that punishes the risk-takers
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By targeting small business owners, the federal government is undermining the very essence of economic growth. And they’ve pulled this trick before

Choosing and maintaining the right life insurance plan

Examining the three types of permanent insurance: term to 100, whole life and universal life plans

Choosing and maintaining the right life insurance plan
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Examining the three types of permanent insurance: term to 100, whole life and universal life plans

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