The protracted slump in crude and the ongoing weakness of commodities over the last two years triggered a dividend crisis for Canadian investors. A raft of dividend darlings in the energy patch slashed or even terminated their dividends as they battled to shore up over-levered balance sheets and protect diminishing
A couple we’ll call Harry, 35, and Tina, 37, are thriving in their careers. Harry, a geologist with a large company, brings home $5,730 a month. Tina, a management consultant in the chemical industry, adds $3,880, for total monthly disposable income of $9,610 a month. They have a two-year-old child.
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 help
Each of us is now responsible for saving for our own retirement, but many young people aren’t feeling particularly optimistic about their ability to do so. Most millennials (64 percent) say they don’t expect to be able to accumulate $1 million for retirement over their lifetime, according to a Wells
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 credit
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 in