Tax-free income

If you want more income, one of the first places you can explore is real estate investment trusts (REITs). They own portfolios of properties that are diversified geographically and across many tenants. Some are diversified across asset types as well. Most importantly, many REITs pay juicy distributions that can helpContinue Reading

Living once

If you’re of a certain age, YOLO needs no translation. For the rest of us, personal finance writer Jason Vitug has helpfully spelled it out in the title of his latest book: You Only Live Once. Vitug is American, as is his publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc. but, asContinue Reading

Retirement reality

Even though many of us are still decades away from retirement, it’s a constant worry. Nobody wants to run out of cash during their golden years. With record housing prices, higher food costs, and increasing financial commitments despite stagnant salaries, saving for retirement is tougher than ever. And with interest rates hittingContinue Reading

New immigrants from India need to make important financial decisions in order to help them get settled and start building their new life in Canada. Tips are available on: opening a bank account in Canada before they move; the transfer of money from one country to another; building a creditContinue Reading

Grow your TFSA

The S&P/TSX Composite Index was down triple-digits as of mid-afternoon trading on October 4. Canadian stocks have not responded with as much momentum as their American counterparts in the aftermath of the new trilateral trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Investors who are looking for growth inContinue Reading