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SF Signal

So long, and thanks for all the fish... [...]<p>May 5, 2016 // 167 Comments<p>Helen Lowe says Goodbye to SF Signal [...]<p>May 5, 2016 // 0 Comments<p>Despite …

Captain America

Geeks are Sexy Technology News

Ikea is to team up with Lego, saying the resulting products will cover both adults and children. It’s playing catch-up on several fronts however.<p>The …

How to Become a Car Expert BEFORE You Buy

If knowledge is power then <i>the lack of it is weakness!</i> Don’t think this message is lost on your friendly neighborhood car dealer! Car salesmen can …

Selling

Why You Should Think Twice Before Co-Signing a Loan

In some cases, it’s difficult for a borrower to gain approval for a loan. This can be due to poor credit, or even just due to insufficient credit …

Personal Finance

Second Marriage? Have a Financial Date Before You Tie the Knot

<b>With a divorce rate that is commonly quoted as being 50%, second marriages are common.</b><p>However, according to the Wall Street Journal, many experts …

Divorce

How TFSAs Can Make You Rich

<b>Tax-Free Savings Accounts</b> have been touted as the most powerful investment option for Canadians since RRSPs were introduced more than 50 years ago.<p>On …

Buying vs Renting a Home – Its Not All About Money

18 Shares<p><i>And other questions you should ask before buying a home…</i><p>Many articles have been written on the buying vs renting question when it comes to …

Real Estate

How to Buy a Car

g-stockstudio / Shutterstock.com<p>Buying a car is the largest purchase people typically make besides buying a house. If you do your research and …

What to Look for With a Home Inspection

I have a guilty habit – I love watching HGTV. It doesn’t matter if it is Kitchen Cousins or Property Virgins if I happen to come across a show on …

Buying a Home: Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

Buying a home is considered a major financial milestone these days. However, just because we’re “supposed” to buy a home doesn’t mean that we …

Personal Finance

Are You Eligible for CPP Disability Benefits?

One of the scariest situations is becoming disabled and unable to work. You might want to provide for your family, but your disability can stop you …

Charitable Donations: The Charitable Donations Tax Credit Explained

Many of us like to help others. Charitable donations can be a great way to improve your community and give those in need a helping hand. On top of …

Personal Finance

Staples Preferred: What Happened to Customer Service?

I’m not much of a shopper but I’m forced to do more shopping during the Christmas season for obvious reasons. This Christmas I had both good and bad …

Customer Service

P/B Ratio: What Is a Price to Book Ratio?

Price To Book Ratio, often simply referred to as P/B Ratio, can be used to make a comparison between the current market price of a stock and the …

GIC: What Are Guaranteed Investment Certificates?

In these volatile times, many investors and savers are looking for a very safe investment. One of the options you have, if you want safety and …

Retirement

Tax Requirements for Non-Residents of Canada Earning Rental Income

Non-residents of Canada who earn certain types of Canadian source income may be taxed on this income in Canada. Those that earn income from rental …

Retirement

Buying a Home: Don't Forget the Land Transfer Tax

Buying a home is always an exciting time. It’s still considered a financial rite of passage for most of us, and a life milestone. Most of us …

Personal Finance

Safe Investing with Canada Savings Bonds

In times of stock market turmoil and economic uncertainty, it’s not uncommon for investors to turn to safer options. Right now, many people feel …

The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) Explained

Let’s face it, having kids is an expensive proposition. Because of this, the federal government provides eligible families with a monthly tax-free …

Just Because It’s a Good Company Doesn’t Mean It Is a Good Stock

For many of you who are serious followers of investing strategies and advanced personal finance blogs, this article might seem beyond elementary to …

Investing

Your Perceived Investment Risk Tolerance Profile

Almost everyone likes to think they can handle financial risk. It’s sort of like the statistics about people that think they are good drivers versus …

Investing

TFSA - Tax Free Savings Account

I’ve had a few people ask about the Tax Free Savings Account, or TFSA. Some get the wrong idea because of the term “savings account”. While you can …

Retirement

Claiming Medical Expenses: How to Claim your Medical Expenses

While we enjoy a number of health care benefits, there are times when you might end up paying some of your medical expenses out of your own pocket. …

How to Buy Stocks: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Stocks

One of the unfortunate truths is that many people make investing far more complicated than it needs to be.It’s common to treat investing as a mystery …

3 Tips for Buying a Mattress

Buying a mattress is something that you don’t do very often. Unlike going to the supermarket and selecting an apple, you don’t go mattress shopping …

Mattresses

Should You Buy a Brand New Car?

It’s standard personal finance advice that you should never purchase a brand new vehicle. The instant you drive it off the lot, it will lose a huge …

Recommended Personal Finance Books

Over the last couple years I’ve really enjoyed reading personal finance books. I had a list on Amazon.ca and recently updated it and thought I’d …

Real Estate Investment Trusts: How to Build Your Own REIT Portfolio

If you’re looking to diversify into real estate, but you don’t have the capital to buy property, you can make use of the real estate investment trust …

What to Do after Winning the Lottery? 3 Top Tips for Windfall Money

I think everyone has fantasized about winning the lottery. So much of our lives are spent working towards specific financial goals. Everyone wants to …

Personal Finance