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Can this couple afford to retire comfortably in their late 50s?

Mike, who works in the health-care field, wants to retire now. He is 56. Mary, a teacher, thinks they should both work a few more years so they can retire without having to crimp their spending too much. She just turned 57.<p>"I think that if we both work four more years, until age 60, we can enjoy …

Ten tax tips for post-secondary students and their parents

If you have kids or grandkids at the postsecondary level, you should both be aware of planning ideas and opportunities that can result in money in your pocket, or theirs. I want to share 10 ideas today:<p><b>1. Claim tuition and education credits.</b><p>A student is generally entitled to a tax credit for …

Think carefully before biting into Burger King shares

When I get calls wrong, readers sometimes suggest I eat crow. In this case, maybe it should be beef.<p>Specifically, the beef I said was missing from the Burger King Worldwide Inc. story when it returned to the public markets in 2012. The thesis at the time: "Someone may suggest to you that buying …

Low taxes just icing on the Timbit

Last August, the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto brought us the cronut burger, a croissant-doughnut-burger hybrid that left fair-goers with a upset stomachs. This year, there's an even bigger burger doughnut combo and its effects are equally as uncertain – that is, if the proposed takeover …

Police identify two women charged with threatening Sunwing flight | The Star

According to her Facebook page, Ratmanski is a native of Kyiv, Ukraine, now living in the GTA.<p>On Aug. 18, Ratmanski asked for suggestions about the …

Holt Renfrew to close stores in Quebec City, Ottawa | The Star

Holt Renfrew store employees in Quebec City and Ottawa learned Thursday that both locations will close at the end of January as the luxury retailer …

What not to buy over Labor Day weekend

Labor Day has become one of those shopping holidays when retailers advertise big sales to get people into stores, but shopping this weekend is not …

Parents, stop paying off your kids’ student loans

Kids today graduate with more student loan debt than their parents ever had to face. And while parents may feel badly for them, helping with this …

I complained online and got $1,200 back

In general, I think of myself as a happy person. Except when a waiter takes a little too long with an order. Or a repair shop goes a few bucks beyond …

Alibaba revenue surges 46% ahead of IPO

Alibaba's quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could be …

Three simple tips for video marketing success

We all know that online video is hot, which means the opportunity for businesses to jump on the growing trend is huge. Here are some things to keep in mind whether you've already started with branded video or are contemplating it as part of your strategy.<p><b>1. One video is not enough.</b> While starting …

Tossing an old cellphone? You're literally throwing out gold

If you cannot wait to get your hands on the anticipated release of Apple Inc's iPhone 6.0, you might want to think twice before tossing aside its predecessor.<p>According to Sims Recycling, Americans dump US$60 million worth of gold and silver every year from junked cell phones, making electronics one …

Crosby ready to seize another opportunity with Penguins in playoffs

Sidney Crosby won his first Stanley Cup and at age 21 and his first of two Olympic gold medals at 22. This season, he led the Pittsburgh Penguins to a division title, won the scoring race and is favoured to be the NHL's most valuable player.<p>Yet that's not enough.<p>"He's really got this essence about …

Tenants taking Akelius Canada to Landlord and Tenant Board | The Star

A property firm that has been aggressively buying up and renovating old apartment buildings around Toronto is being taken to the Landlord and Tenant …

Preparing for death: Tips on how couples should plan their finances

When Lynda Matthews talks about the months before her husband died, she remembers some of the financial lessons they learned together.<p>The couple met while working at an insurance company, where she was a secretary and Craig was a branch manager. They discussed money plans frequently and were well …