Understanding Pension Splitting

Understanding Pension Splitting

Since its inception in 2007, pension splitting has enabled taxpayers in a common-law relationship or marriage to split eligible pension income with a spouse, provided they meet all requirements. A useful way of saving on taxes and mitigating credit erosion, pension splitting allows for couples to work together to create a more sound and secure […]

Investing in Real Estate

Investing in Real Estate

Real estate can be a very attractive source of income. It can also be a great way to enhance the diversification and return on an investor’s portfolio. To be a savvy real estate investor, it requires good analytical skills and proficiency in raising capital. From a basic investment property to “flipping” or trading property for profit […]

A Closer Look at Tax-Free Savings Accounts

A Closer Look at Tax-Free Savings Accounts

TFSAs are an excellent investment vehicle to save and grow money. With a sizeable contribution allowance and the ability to hold a wide range of investments, these savings accounts can be an excellent way for Canadians to save for their future. Here we will take a closer look at Tax-Free Savings Accounts and how they […]

How to Cope With the Sandwich Generation Squeeze

How to Cope With the Sandwich Generation Squeeze

  Picture a sandwich. The top slice of bread is the responsibility of taking care of your elderly parents. The bottom slice is your young adult children who have boomeranged back home or are involved in post-secondary education. You are the meat stuck in the middle, trying to take care of both while working towards […]

Time in the Market versus Timing the Market

Time in the Market versus Timing the Market

Keeping a watchful eye on your investments can be an emotional rollercoaster. It’s very tempting to react to every little upswing and downswing in the market because it’s your hard-earned money on the line. Markets rise, fall, plateau, bottom out and then rebound time and time again – we just don’t know exactly when or […]

3 Common Reactions to the Market Cycle

3 Common Reactions to the Market Cycle

Sometimes in life you find out the hard way that reality doesn’t always meet your expectations. This can be especially true when dealing with investments. You might think that you are comfortable with a temporary drop in your investment value, but when it actually happens, you may not be very comfortable with it. There are […]

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