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Adviser survey should ‘set off red alert sirens’ with Canadian investors

Canadians are far too complacent about the service they're getting from their financial advisers.<p>That's the conclusion that Adam Hennick of Hennick Wealth Management draws from a survey his firm commissioned about attitudes toward advisers. A total of 1,067 adults were surveyed and just over …

Now the Fed Really Won't Raise Interest Rates

Don't expect a higher yield on your savings anytime soon.<p>The Federal Reserve has two jobs: maximizing employment and controlling inflation. It’s …

Should I worry that dividend yields are so far above my savings account rates?

Dear Nancy<p>Not too long ago, my savings account was paying 5-per-cent interest and blue chips stocks were providing about a 2.5-per-cent dividend. Now, my savings account is paying 0.5-per-cent interest, but blue chips stocks are providing about a 4-per-cent dividend. Should I worry?<p>Hi there,<p>The …

Building good credit starts young and requires some parental help

As parents prepare their kids for life at college, many are leaving out a crucial piece of information: how to build credit.<p>The college years are the best time to begin the process. After graduation, adults with no credit history have a harder time renting apartments, obtaining car loans or, …

Google killing Flash by having Chrome default to HTML5 by end of the year

In May, Google circulated a draft proposal to effectively kill Adobe Flash by blocking the plugin and prioritizing HTML5 by the end of the year. The company is going ahead with that plan to “de-emphasize” Flash with a staged disabling of the plug-in through multiple versions of Chrome.<p>Starting with …

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