Wealth Management

Understanding debt and how to manage it

If you’re like most Canadians, you have some debt. And, if you’re like most Canadians who just lived through a pandemic, you probably have more debt now than you did before. In fact, 43% of Canadians say that they’ve experienced an increase in debt in the past year.1 With the cost of living and interest rates…

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The New Canadian Federal Budget: What You Need to Know

The New Canadian Federal Budget: What You Need to Know Canada has recently unveiled its new federal budget, and it’s bound to have an impact on you and your finances. Whether you’re a student or a homeowner, here’s a breakdown of how the budget could affect you. Investing in Education One of the key highlights…

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Corporate class mutual funds in a corporation

Case Study Scenario For the past 10 years, Mike has owned and operated a local construction company that has become highly successful. Due to this success, Mike has built up significant after-tax profits within his corporation and finds himself facing a decision: withdraw these funds now and invest them personally or leave the funds in…

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How much do Canadians need to save per year for retirement?

It’s hard enough for people to wrap their heads around saving and investing for retirement in normal economic times, so it’s no surprise how overwhelmed so many feel about their financial futures today. With inflation increasing the costs of everyday items and rising interest rates affecting the mortgage and other borrowing costs, budgets have gotten…

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2023 Bulletin on Quebec Social Legislation

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Unlock Your Financial Freedom with a TFSA

What is a TFSA? A Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a type of savings account that allows Canadians to save and invest their money without having to pay taxes on the investment income. This makes it an attractive option for those who want to save for retirement, save for a rainy day, or simply invest…

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Should I contribute to a TFSA, an RRSP, or both?

Determining the best approach. The debate over whether to invest in a Registered Retirement Saving Plan (RRSP) or a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) comes up every year. Both are excellent tools that allow you to shelter investments from taxes, and both have their place in a well-defined financial plan. Here are some factors to consider as…

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The ABC’s of ESG

You may be hearing the term “ESG” in the investing world more often. But what does it mean?ESG focuses on three core terms; Environmental, Social and Governance. Let’s find out more about each one.As concerns over environmental risks, such as climate change and loss of biodiversity increase, investors are looking for ways to support companies…

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Elite Pricing

An important part of investing is making sure you invest wisely. Even if you invest wisely, you might still be leaving money on the table if you do not pay extra attention to your investment fees. You might remember the old saying, “A penny saved is a penny earned”. The same idea can be applied…

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What is a recession?

Credit: iA Financial Group Signs of a potential recession are increasingly circulating in the public space. Here are some insights to help you understand this economic phenomenon. Are we heading into a recession? Although it has not been confirmed, many indicators and various experts in the field are predicting a recession over the short or…

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