Thanks to commenter David on my recent QuickTax software review, I learned that you can claim your kids and I now need to refile my tax returns for the last two years. It is on the federal TD1 form and is plain as day (now that I look at it).
The deadline is looming and Canadians still ponder about whether they should put more money into their RRSPs? When is the Deadline? According the to TD Waterhouse web site the deadline is Midnight on March 1st (so you get an extra banking day) for contributions to count on last year’s
Now that we have almost completed the RRSP season for the 2009 income tax year, it is now time to think about one of the most painful financial activities: file taxes! I’ve recently been contacted by Intuit (the famous producer of Quicken) to review their latest QuickTax 2009 income tax
The average quality of ETFs has been deteriorating lately. Further evidence of this comes from a Morgan Stanley study where they found that US ETF tracking error in 2009 averaged 1.25% compared to only 0.52% in 2008. (I found this article through the Stingy Investor site. Not too long ago
Remember when all you heard from investment salespeople during the RRSP season was about the 30 per cent tax credits available on a labour-sponsored fund? Sometimes, they added the RRSP deduction and showed how 75 to 80 per cent of your contribution was subsidized. Sounded like a great deal, right?
Call this book A Random Talk About Wall Street. That is both a compliment and a criticism. It is a compliment because comparing this book to Burton Malkiel’s famous A Random Walk Down Wall Street puts it in a special category. Indeed much of the message is the same in
Does this sound familiar? The stock market has been going up significantly since the beginning of the year but your portfolio is down. That is one clear warning sign that it is time to do some work on your portfolio before things get even worse. There are a number of
As you may know, Michael Ignatieff reaffirmed the Liberal support for a national child-care program. This, of course, started a firestorm on both sides of the political spectrum. On The Right I know better than to engage the Right of Twitter (#roft) folks in direct debate, but sometimes I just
I’m a feminist (of the Cathy Young brand of equality feminism, not the cuckoo-for-coco-puffs Andrea Dworkin or difference feminism brands of feminism). Sometimes I’ve grappled with the best way to divide expenses within a romantic relationship. As an ideal, splitting the costs evenly seems to make sense, but I’m certainly
This is how the US lose wars. This is how the US are making enemies around the world. And this is how Republicans lose elections. Making fun of dead Canadian soldiers doesn’t help. US Republican douchebags are the only people dumb enough in the history of the planet to actually