2018: Be prepared for what’s to come

Today is referred to as “Blue Monday” mostly because it’s a time when people are starting to get their credit card bills in to see the holiday spending, and getting sick of the cold weather wanting to travel somewhere warm. In the world of finance, reports on consumer spending and earnings for the last part […]

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2017: Top 5 Newsmakers

It’s that time again to take a look back at the top stories that shaped the Canadian economy and financial balance sheets of the average Canadian this past year. Housing This year saw an increase in interest rates, as well as legislation to prevent foreign ownership in markets like Vancouver… all contributing to slowing down […]

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The State of September

As we finish off the third quarter of 2017, September has brought us extreme weather, national tax issues for small business owners, and now an interest rate increase – the second for the year – courtesy of the Bank of Canada. All separate in their own right, they all have an effect on the economy, […]

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Why should YOU have a financial plan?

Taxes are done for another year…. Phew! Now what? Sit back and reflect on your 2015 tax preparation and outcome. Do you: Get a sizeable return, or have to pay? Have difficulty finding all your receipts, and are worried you’ve missed out? Have questions about your tax return, including tax and retirement planning? If you […]

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Tax Time

As the tax filing deadline looms, you’re likely falling into one of three categories: the early filer — sitting pretty without stress the quarterback — you’ve already passed your ball (tax docs) to your accountant the countdown-er — you’re hoping you’ll have your shoebox of receipts put together by April 29th, with a 5pm drop-off […]

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Budget Season 2015 – Did you miss it?

The week of April 20th, 2015 was a busy one for our federal and provincial Ministers of Finance as both Canada and Ontario revealed their 2015 proposed budgets to the public. There was some hooplah, some shock and awe at the proposed sale of a part of Hydro One and other Ontario government assets to […]

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