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Canada needs a better picture of how households are faring

In the News   |   April 23, 2019

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How has the past decade been for you? Are you happy with your financial progress? Answering that question is difficult without knowing how other people are doing – and that information can be surprisingly hard... read more

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How raising the age for CPP and OAS to 67 would benefit the whole country

In the News   |   April 15, 2019

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It’s time to acknowledge that people are both working and living longer by increasing the standard age for starting retirement benefits to 67, Canada’s actuaries say. Raising the retirement age for Canada and Quebec pension-plan... read more

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No, it is not OK to be ‘house poor’

In the News   |   April 10, 2019

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There is one thing above all others that our society encourages you to overspend on – houses. We even have a cute phrase for buying more home than you can afford: “house poor.” And being... read more

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A turbo-charged but dangerous way to earn more credit card reward points

In the News   |   March 29, 2019

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The obsessive pursuit of credit card reward points has opened the door for people to put their rent on plastic, as well as their taxes, utility bills, tuition and more. A bunch of financial technology... read more

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Federal Budget 2019: Eight ways the Budget will affect your personal finances

Lesson Plans   |   March 20, 2019

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This article and lesson plan help students examine the highlights and features of the 2019 Budget and assess its impact, strengths and weaknesses – as well as exploring which groups may be happy, or unhappy,... read more

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Federal budget 2019: Eight ways the budget will affect your personal finances

In the News   |   March 20, 2019

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The federal budget doubles down on help for first-time homebuyers, but it also sets its sights on students, environmentally minded car buyers, low-income seniors and people worried about outliving their money in retirement. Pre-election budgets... read more

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Carrick Talks Money: Rob's financial rules for car buying

Videos   |   March 20, 2019

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 Rob Carrick thinks people are spending too much money on vehicles these days and shares some financial rules he follows when buying a car.... read more

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Federal budget 2019 highlights: 10 things you need to know

In the News   |   March 19, 2019

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The federal government unveiled a budget on Tuesday, ahead of a federal election, that marked a pivot back to middle-class issues with a slate of new spending aimed at key voting blocs. The plan comes with... read more

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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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