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Making the secure savings commitment

February 5, 2014
Your personal path to a secure financial future requires a map – a financial plan – that is unique to you and your life goals. But every financial plan has one essential component -- and that is to commit to saving...

The right time to invest is … now

January 31, 2014
At any time of the year, it can be tough to set aside money to invest – either in your investments held in an RRSP or to purchase shares to add to your non-registered portfolio – and that is...

More than a savings account

January 28, 2014
The federal government introduced the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) in 2009 and it was hailed as the single most important personal savings vehicle since RRSPs were launched in the late 1950’s. So it’s easy to...

Investing in a certificate of deposit

January 26, 2014
DefinitionA certificate of deposit is a bank account set up with specific terms. These terms have time lengths for earning interest at a consistent rate.Maturity DateThe money in a certificate of deposit is characteristically locked away from the investor...

5 Tips for Successful Investing

December 11, 2013
Investing doesn’t mean that one has to understand the complexities of market or has to anxiously follow market developments every day or week. Investing is all about following a few simple tips and steps for successful and fulfilling...

The economic fallacies of Black Friday

November 29, 2013
Today, shoppers across America will participate in the largest shopping day of the year: Black Friday. The National Retail Federation is estimating that 140 million customers will be shopping on Black Friday weekend, down from the 2012 estimate of 147...

401k to Roth IRA conversion

November 23, 2013
In years past, most Americans relied on a defined-benefit pension to provide for them during their retirement. With so few people today actually receiving a pension, however, many Americans now have a 401(k) account that is provided...