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RRSPs turn 60: a birthday review

By Susan Yellin   In 2017, the venerable registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) turns 60. Like any 60-year-old, the RRSP has its strengths and weaknesses. Happy birthday, RRSPs. Introduced in 1957 (even before the Canada Pension Plan), registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) were devised as and continue to be a way for Canadians who don’t…

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Money Facts 2017

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Manulife Solutions – Winter Edition 2016/2017

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Money Facts 2016

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A Penny Saved…

DO YOU REMEMBER  THE EXCITEMENT of being a kid on allowance day? Whether dashing to the corner  store for treats or carefully saving that money for something special, those  were some of our first experiences with saving our money and planning our spending. Today we still look forward  to payday, but after paying  the bills,…

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What does the 2016 Federal budget mean for you?

The new Liberal government announced significant changes in their budget on March 22, 2016 that affect your personal finances.

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Why name a beneficiary?

By Dave Dineen, BrighterLife.ca It’s hard to argue with the old saying, “you can’t take it with you.” Since you can’t take your money with you at the end of your life, you might expect more Canadians would name a beneficiary — the person they want to leave their money behind to — for all their financial…

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What’s your financial literacy score?

It’s more important than ever to have the financial literacy skills needed to manage your money and investments wisely. To help Canadians find the resources they need, a coalition of seven non-profit organizations have joined together to organize this November’s Financial Literacy Month. What better time to take a quick quiz to test your knowledge…

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Should you put your money in an RRSP or a TFSA?

By Paul Russell, BrighterLife.ca When deciding whether to save in an RRSP or a TFSA, the choice is basically to pay the tax now, or pay it later. But there’s more to consider. Here’s something we’d all welcome — you unexpectedly receive a $1,000 work bonus and want to invest it for the future. You…

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Are seg funds right for you?

By Brenda Spiering, Editor, BrighterLife.ca Looking for an investment option that can help you sleep at night? Segregated fund products can guarantee you’ll get back some or all of the money you invest. Segregated (seg) fund products, available exclusively through insurance companies, provide the growth potential of market-based investments with the benefits of an insurance…

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