Patty MacKay

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Virtual Machine Template Guidelines for VMWare – “Windows Server 2012”

<i>Following are the guidelines/steps to create a Virtual Machine template for Windows Server 2012. Please note always start with minimum Specs and then</i> …

If defensive investing feels right, do it

I spent a lot of time selling the stock market to investors in 2014.<p>Now, I'm starting to have second thoughts. Not because of the risk of a stock market crash – those happen every so often, and recoveries always follow. The bigger question is how much exposure some people should have to stocks. …

The cost of retirement happiness

(Illustration by Steven P. Hughes)<p>As you prepare for retirement, you’re probably trying to ensure you’ll have lots of money to spend. But don’t just …

The Foods That 9 Nutritionists Say They Eat Every Day

Good news: Dark chocolate made the list.<p>Yes, variety is the spice of life—and one of the keys to a balanced diet. Still, there are some foods that are so full of vitamins and minerals, the people who know the most about nutrition make sure to eat them (almost) every day. Find out the foods and …

Nutrition

10 Best Canadian Personal Finance Blogs

Whether you buy with loonies, toonies or American greenbacks, these 10 Canadian bloggers have financial knowledge that can benefit everyone.<p>Run by …

The $1,000-a-month rule for retirement

Here’s an interesting rule of thumb that most retirees and would-be retirees would do well to adopt. Developed by U.S.-based financial planner Wes …

The differences between LIFs and RRIFs

31 Shares<p>Recently I wrote about the differences between a LIRA and a RRSP. In this article I want to follow up and discuss the difference between …

How Much Do You Need to Retire in Canada? Not as Much as You Think!

For the traditional “retire at age 60 or 65” situation, the popular advice pushed by the financial industry is to save enough to replace 70% or even …

Capital gains explained

<i>—Updated February 2017—</i><p>What is it?<p>You have a capital gain when you sell, or are considered to have sold, what the Canada Revenue Agency deems …

The Easiest Way to Look 10 Pounds Thinner

The four-move workout that improves your posture and boosts your confidence<p>There's a good reason why your mom always told you not to slouch. Besides the instant confidence boost you get, studies show that having good posture helps alleviate back pain, strengthens your abdominal muscles, and …

A scientific review of portfolio diversification

After the financial crisis of 2008–09, financial commentators loved to take shots at “old school” investment strategies. First came the declarations …

Gail Vaz-Oxlade|Debt-Free Forever|Resources|Budget|Worksheet

Now, easier to find than ever, here are the most-requested articles all in one place. And, of course, the tools you’ll need to take control of your …

How the Canadian dollar's plunge will juice the economy

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014</i>.<p><b>Loonie's fortunes</b><br>The rapid plunge in the Canadian dollar may be troubling to some, but it promises to provide a badly-needed boost to the economy.<p>Which is why Canadian policy makers are no doubt <i>not</i> wringing their hands.<p>The …

The MoneySense complete financial plan kit documents

Below are 10 worksheets that will allow you to prepare your own professional-quality personal financial plan. You can download each one as a PDF to …

Asset location: Where to hold investments for tax savings

If you’ve ever put together an investment plan, you’re familiar with asset <i>allocation</i>. That’s the mix of stocks, bonds, real estate and other …

Couch Potato portfolio returns for 2013

Here are the 2013 performance figures for my Model Portfolios. Last year was one of stark contrasts: huge returns in stocks combined with dismal bond …

Canadian Business Winners Losers 2013

Advertisement<p>Investors<p>The bull is back<p>2013 turned out to be an unexpectedly good year for the markets. But can the QE-lubricated party continue?<p>Given …

Statement of contributions to the Canada Pension Plan

Alert:<p>Please be advised that the online service for Estimated monthly CPP benefits is currently unavailable. We apologize for any …

How Canadians Can Watch US Netflix

<b>Click here for the updated 2014 version.</b><p>Netflix’s low fee of $7.99 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment. And with the …

Statins for Women? Not for My Patients

Sometimes, pharmaceutical companies and their doctorly friends collectively make a bold move that shows their hand. Usually, this is in the form of indiscriminately and categorically broadening the eligible candidates for the suddenly lifesaving benefits of a pre-existing product. Recent changes in …

Mental Disorders

Cost of the snowbird lifestyle

The snowbird lifestyle isn’t just for the rich. For more on how you too can soak up the sunshine each winter, read “<i>Follow the flock south</i>.”<p><i>* These</i> …

Get the snowbird lifestyle for less

iStock/Shutterstock<p>If you think spending a few months in the sun every year is a great idea, but only for millionaires, it’s time to reconsider. We’d …

Defined-benefit pensioners better off

From the blindingly obvious file today comes a study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group that finds defined-benefit pensions provide major …

Find the perfect financial planner

Illustration by Joel Castillo<p>Real estate investors famously focus on location, location, location. If they started reading up on hiring a financial …

10 Best Fitness Foods For Women

Add these super foods to your diet for a better workout and even better results<p><b>Avocados</b>The cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fat in these green health bombs can help keep your body strong and pain free. University of Buffalo researchers found that competitive women runners who ate less than 20 …

How To Turn AirPlay Mirroring On & Off in iOS 7

AirPlay Mirroring is one of the coolest features on iOS. As the name suggests, it allows you to mirror your iPad screen to a nearby Apple TV or a Mac – so everything done on the iPad is shown instantly on the bigger screen.<p>This is a superb feature for presentations, screencasts and demos, and for …