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Last week in a speech in Davos, Switzerland, Prime Minister Stephen Harper lit a political powder keg when he hinted at possible changes to Old Age Security benefits.
Canadian teenagers have a rosy outlook on their financial future, according to a recent survey. The study, which was commissioned by the British Columbia Securities Commission, reveals that teenagers have great expectations when it comes to their earning potential.
Have you ever tried to get details on residential investment property mortgages?
Let’s face it: investing in the stock market is not always the best idea. This is particularly true for older individuals who can no longer afford to wait out the “downswings” of the market. While there is nothing wrong with investing some of your money in the stock market (if it’s at the bottom now, there’s only one way for your investment to go), there is no better time than now to consider alternative investments.
When Laura Campbell first opened up a tax-free savings account (TFSA) two years ago, she assumed she'd use it just like any other savings account, making withdrawals when she needed a little extra cash. But after talking to her a financial planner, the Vancouver-based web designer has rethought how she'll use that account.
There's no real practical reason to ask "who wants to be a millionaire?" because the only people who won't put their hand up are religious types who've taken vows of poverty and those who are already multi-millionaires.
The idea behind socially-responsible investing (SRI) is to invest in companies that don't do objectionable things, such as pollute the environment, exploit workers, or kill animals.
Last Monday, I pulled out the Best US Stocks for 2012 with 182 companies listed in this post. As mentioned previously, I wanted to do the same thing on the Canadian stock market to be fair and to show you which companies are interesting to own in Canada even if you are a US citizen. You know this by now; I’m a big fan of some Canadian stocks as I think that the banking industry in Canada along with the resources sector can bring a lot to one’s portfolio.
I recently decided that I wanted to make some major changes to my RRSP, which I manage myself with a Scotia McLeod Direct Investing account .
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Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. Over the last two years, commodity price fluctuations have become severe. Moreover, many long-term investors continue to anticipate additional increases for multiple commodities, including higher food prices.
We need more bad financial news these days like the NHL needs another concussed hockey player. But that’s exactly what personal finance authority Gordon Pape has given us in his latest book about retirement. It’s called Retirement’s Harsh New Realities and you can forget any ideas you might have about hyperbole being used to sell books. Not with well-documented chapters carrying titles such as Pension Plans Are Dying, Our Savings Rates Are Pitiful and There Is No Safe Place For Your Money. I talked to Mr. Pape to find out why he’s so concerned about our readiness to retire to a life of financial comfort.
By Charles Sizemore