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What will you do with your RRSP when you turn 71?

Planning for retirement? You might know about the deadline for closing your RRSP. But do you know what you’ll do with your money then?

  • January 17, 2012

    How to handle the unexpected on a fixed income

    If the furnace in your home fails in January and you have to suddenly buy a new one, will you have a way to pay for it?

  • January 10, 2012

    Got travel plans? Don’t forget health insurance

    Six weeks of gentle health warnings on a recent vacation have convinced me to buy supplementary health insurance.

  • debt
    December 14, 2011

    Five easy debt management tips

    Canada’s debt-to-income ratio is at a record high. If you’re worried about yours, here are five simple ways to manage your spending.

  • November 29, 2011

    Five ways to bounce back from bankruptcy

    Bankrupt? You’re not alone. When times are tough, financial planning can be even tougher. Here are some tips to help you get back on your feet.

  • November 21, 2011

    Could gradual retirement work for you?

    Not ready to retire full-time? You may want to consider gradually easing out of the workforce through “phased retirement.”

  • November 15, 2011

    What’s your financial literacy score?

    November is Financial Literacy Month – take our quick quiz to find out how your knowledge of financial terms scores on a scale of one to 10.

  • November 03, 2011

    A budget is not a diet

    No treats, no going out, no fun. Does being healthy financially have to mean feeling frustrated?

  • October 05, 2011

    What is home-country investment bias?

    Canada represents less than 3% of the global economy. So why do we insist on investing so much of our savings inside our home and native land?

  • downsize your home
    September 23, 2011

    Should you downsize your home?

    The number of retirees choosing to downsize from their family homes to a more manageably sized property is on the rise. Is this the right move for you?

  • benefits versus salary
    September 22, 2011

    Benefits versus salary: Which is worth more?

    What if your boss said you could earn an extra $15,000 of annual salary but you had to give up your benefits? Should you take the deal?