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How to Invest in Retirement

What happens to your RRSP when you retire? Prior to retirement, people maximize their contributions to their RRSPs, top up their children’s RESPs and put whatever is left over into their TFSAs and non-registered accounts. Once they hit retirement, the mystery about investing their savings to draw an income while unravelling these plans begins, and […]

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Retirement Saving Should Be Realistic Not Idealistic

Planning for retirement can be overwhelming. It requires thinking about long-term goals and it forces consideration of a more sensitive subject — one’s own mortality. An RBC study reports that only 52% of Canadian boomers actually put a plan on paper despite understanding its importance. However, they worry about it. According to a recent Investors […]

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Square for Small Businesses Takes on eCommerce Giants

Since 2010, Square Inc’s matchbox-sized card readers have steadily supplanted credit card machines in coffee shops and corner stores across the United States. Now, the company, one of Silicon Valley’s most highly valued private firms, is diving into a market as expansive the internet itself. Square launched a shopping website this week called Square Market […]

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The Economic Cost of Surgery Wait Times

While most Canadians would agree on the human cost of waiting for surgery and other medical treatments in Canada, few realize that there is also an economic cost in addition to the frustration, pain and stress for individuals and their families. According to a Fraser Institute study published last year, the surgical wait times in […]

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Shopping Leads to More Shopping

Ever notice how sometimes when you go shopping for one thing, you end up bringing home four or five other things? How many times have you heard, “I only came in for…” at the check-out? Stanford University did some studies about how shopping can lead to more shopping. It seems that buying that fateful first […]