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Don’t Stress your Debt

Tips to Help You Manage Debt Stress

In 2011, Canadian household debt was 2.5 times higher than it was in 1989. This has many Canadians worried about the impact this is having on them now, or will have on them when interest rates go up. Here are some warning signs to watch for. Are you: feeling stressed or worried about your debt […]

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TFSA

TFSA Basics

A Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a great tool for saving, whether you’re saving for a rainy day, home repairs, or retirement. Because you can withdraw the money tax-free whenever you need it, TFSAs are also a good choice for an emergency savings fund. If you do withdraw money from your TFSA, you won’t lose […]

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Protecting your Legacy

3 Steps to Estate Planning

In its simplest form, estate planning is the structuring of your legal and financial affairs so you can provide for your family after your death. Whether it involves passing along a business to the next generation, leaving a lasting gift to a favorite charity, or something completely different, planning ahead makes it easier for your […]

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Mortgage-Free the Smart Way

Four Things to Think of When Pre-Paying your Mortgage

Managing a mortgage isn’t always straight-forward. Here are four questions we hear from our members along with answers to get you thinking about ways to manage your mortgage. Don’t forget that it’s always important to talk to a mortgage specialist; each person’s financial outlook and goals is different and you always want to make sure that […]

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