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Mutual funds, ETFs and advisers: Rob Carrick’s guide to socially responsible investing

In the News   |   November 13, 2018

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No matter how you want to invest, there’s a socially responsible way to do it. Exchange-traded funds (ETF) are your favourite investing tool? A new crop of ETFs offering different takes on socially responsible investing... read more

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Banks weigh legal action to block Statscan’s plan to obtain consumer records

In the News   |   November 9, 2018

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Canada’s banks are considering legal action to prevent Statistics Canada from obtaining their clients’ banking records without consent as the federal agency faced criticism from several fronts Thursday during a special Senate hearing. Statscan’s chief... read more

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The case for 30-year mortgages as a financial stress reliever for new buyers

In the News   |   November 8, 2018

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The No. 1 question to ask about your next mortgage is not whether you got the lowest possible interest rate, or how fast you’ll pay it off. Instead, ask yourself this: How much stress will... read more

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Carrick Talks Money: Bonds not doing it for you? Try these alternatives

Videos   |   November 6, 2018

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Personal finance columnist Rob Carrick offers some ideas for conservative investors in a rising interest rate world.... read more

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Get that kid a credit card – you can’t reach financial adulthood without one

In the News   |   November 5, 2018

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A new money rule for young adults: Get a credit card as soon as you start university or college and use it often. A personal finance writer is saying this – not a bank. Our... read more

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Bank of Canada wants rates back to normal – here’s what that means for your mortgage, line of credit

In the News   |   November 2, 2018

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Today’s interest rates are still at jaw-dropping, forehead-slapping, eye-popping lows if you judge by historical standards. So when the Bank of Canada talks about bringing rates back to more normal levels, you better listen up.... read more

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November is Financial Literacy Month: Test Your Capability

Financial Literacy Month   |   November 2, 2018

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The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education is delighted to announce that IG Wealth Management has stepped up to sponsor the Classroom Edition of The Globe and Mail. With help from The Globe, we will be... read more

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Poster: Skills For Achieving Financial Health And Well-Being

Financial Literacy Month   |   November 1, 2018

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Financial Education Has Evolved CFEE has observed the changes in and evolution of financial education over many years now. There has been a continuous escalation in the recognition of the importance of financial capability in... read more

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Privacy commissioner launches investigation into Statscan’s efforts to obtain banking records

In the News   |   November 1, 2018

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Federal Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien is launching an investigation of Statistics Canada over its plan to force banks to hand over banking records that would allow detailed tracking of how and where Canadians spend their... read more

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BoC rate increase piles more pressure on overburdened households

In the News   |   October 25, 2018

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Our strange debt dichotomy: People are stressing like crazy about what they owe, but not seeking help. The pressure on households only gets worse in the near-term outlook. The latest Bank of Canada interest rate... read more

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Ottawa sees increase in personal tax revenue thanks to stronger economy, high-income earners

In the News   |   October 19, 2018

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Personal income tax revenue shot up by nearly $10-billion last year according to a federal government report that attributes the gain to a strengthening economy and the ripple effect of tax changes aimed at raising... read more

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There are better ways to defend against rising rates than paying down your mortgage

In the News   |   October 18, 2018

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Mortgage debt is the best debt. Remember that if you’re freaking out about having to renew a big mortgage at a time when interest rates are rising. The rate on a mortgage generally beats the... read more

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If households are this financially stressed now, how much misery is coming as rates rise?

In the News   |   October 11, 2018

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Two weeks ahead of what will likely be the next leg up for interest rates comes a warning of how much stress households already feel about money. Updating its Financial Health Index for 2018, a... read more

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This is the No. 1 wealth-killer in your household budget

In the News   |   October 5, 2018

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As a personal finance guy, I find two things to dislike about trends in car payments. One is the increasing preference for car loans with terms of eight years or more. The other is the... read more

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Carrick Talks Money: How to ensure your money lasts through retirement

Videos   |   October 1, 2018

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 Personal finance columnist Rob Carrick talks to author Fred Vettese about the best practices to stretch your retirement savings.... read more

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