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This is why Canadians are so stressed out about money despite good economic times

In the News   |   March 12, 2019

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A lot has gone right for the economy in the past decade, yet evidence is mounting that Canadians are worried sick about money. People are losing sleep over their household finances and their physical and... read more

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Carrick Talks Money: Do your homework before divesting from mutual funds

Videos   |   March 6, 2019

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Yes, they can be expensive, says Rob Carrick, but, as with all investments, there are good and bad choices.... read more

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Parents financially supporting thirtysomething kids? It’s happening

Articles of Interest   |   February 28, 2019

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We’re in a new age of parenting where it’s common to support your children financially until well into their 30s. A survey released Thursday commissioned by Royal Bank of Canada found that 96 per cent... read more

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Saving money without pain or effort? Yes, it’s possible with these apps

In the News   |   February 25, 2019

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The march toward a cashless society presents a challenge for old-school savers. If you’re not paying for things with cash, you’re not getting coins back as change. And so you’re not able to drop your... read more

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Liberals set to release pre-election budget on March 19

In the News   |   February 21, 2019

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the Liberal government’s pre-election budget on March 19, as he faces calls from economic experts to keep provincial debt loads in mind when Ottawa updates its financial course. Mr.... read more

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Carrick Talks Money: What is F.I.R.E.? Be prepared to save your brains out

Videos   |   February 19, 2019

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Independent Financial Adviser, Darryl Brown, answers some reader questions with Rob Carrick on one of the newest retirement planning strategies called F.I.R.E., Financial Independence Retire Early.... read more

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The brief, shining moment of rising rates for savers and conservative investors is over

In the News   |   February 15, 2019

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Will nothing save Canada’s savers from low-interest-rate purgatory? Just six months ago, returns on guaranteed investment certificates and high-rate savings accounts were edging higher and there was a sense of more to come. Then came... read more

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Condo conundrum: How to balance a large down payment without feeling house poor?

In the News   |   February 4, 2019

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At age 29, Zack is in an enviable position. He has a well-paying job, good benefits and a low-rent apartment in downtown Toronto. Because he lives modestly, he is able to save a substantial sum.... read more

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Going cashless: How far will Canadians go in parting with their bills and coins?

In the News   |   January 28, 2019

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This is the first of a multi-part series that looks at Canada’s movement toward a cashless society. Soon after recreational cannabis consumption was legalized in Canada in October, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner offered... read more

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Why first-time home buyers should take their time and not rush into the market in 2019

In the News   |   January 23, 2019

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The weakening trend in house prices has done next to nothing to help affordability in the country’s most expensive markets. A 2019 home ownership strategy for those who want to buy in these cities, but... read more

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Carrick Talks Money: It's okay to spend some savings during your healthiest retirement years

Videos   |   January 22, 2019

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 The Globe’s Rob Carrick has always stressed saving for retirement, but given the limited period of peak health after age 65 it’s important to spend wisely and enjoy yourself.... read more

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The problem with home equity lines of credit? Perma-debt

In the News   |   January 17, 2019

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We need warnings labels for home equity lines of credit. HELOCs are like drugs – helpful to many and dangerous or even addictive to a significant minority. A survey to be issued Tuesday by the Financial Consumer... read more

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These are the top things you should do in 2019 to reduce your stress about money

In the News   |   January 9, 2019

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The year ahead does not look promising for those who feel financially stressed. Economic growth seems to be slowing, as are wage gains. The stock market is in a foul mood, and fast-rising house prices... read more

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Young and riskless: Millennials taking a pass on stocks to emphasize savings

In the News   |   December 19, 2018

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Somewhere down the line, the young adults known as millennials are going to have to get their act together as investors. Right now, the strong preference for saving money rather than investing makes good sense.... read more

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Getting up close and personal with your credit score

In the News   |   December 14, 2018

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One of the most positive personal-finance developments of the past couple of years is how easy it’s getting to check your credit score, which is what lenders look at when assessing you as a borrower.... read more

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