November was a good month for stock markets around the world, less so for bond markets. But the currency or “investment” that did the best was bitcoin.
Question: My husband and I file our own taxes each year. I’m not a tax expert, but I try to educate myself so I can lower my taxes wherever possible. Can you give me any basic advice or tips so I can make sure I’m being smart about taxes and taking advantage of any tax saving strategies available to me? […]
What can you do about those investments in your portfolio that aren’t exactly performing as you had expected? If you’re like many others, you’re probably thinking, “I’ll just hold it until it goes back up to where I bought, and then I’ll sell it.” Indeed, this seems to be a common strategy. Why? Mostly because, if we sell an investment […]
October was a good month for both stock and bond markets around the world. With the end of the year just around the corner, now is a good time for some final tax planning before its too late.
Question: My wife and I have a child, and have an RESP – Registered Education Savings Plan – individual plan for her education savings. We’ve been doing a good job of contributing to the RESP since our daughter was born so there’s a fairly significant balance in there now. My concern is that our daughter, who is currently 15, is […]
Q: Hi, my husband and I got married a few years ago, and we’re now planning on purchasing our first home together! He has about $40,000 in his RRSP and I have about $55,000 in mine. I’m wondering what your thoughts are on the Home Buyers’ Plan. Can you explain how it works? And do you think it’s a good […]
Despite its historical reputation, September was a good month for stocks. Bonds didn’t fare as well as interest rates continued to rise.
August was a relatively good month for stock and bond markets around the world.