Question. I have an RESP with another company. We signed up and opened the account when my daughter was born. Last week, I contacted the company to initiate a transfer, and I was told that I would be charged over $4,000 in fees! I feel like I’ve been totally misled and I’m furious. Why is this happening? Are all RESPs […]
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Question. I’ve heard that the CPP is changing. Is it? To be honest, I don’t really understand the CPP, or the change. But I hear some people saying it’s good, and others saying it’s bad. Can you tell me more about the changes and how they might affect me? Answer. Yes, as of January 2019, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) […]
Question. I’m nervous about investing in other countries – especially the US. Every time I turn on the news it feels like something crazy is going on with the stock markets in the US. Last year, I felt like my portfolio was on a roller coaster ride. I’m wondering if I should just keep my investments in Canada instead… Would […]
December 2018 was the worst December in 25 years. Stock markets were down around the world; Canadian and emerging market bonds were one of the few bright spots.
Question. Hi, I read recently that the TFSA limit has been increased this year, and I want to make sure I’m maximizing my contributions. I find it’s often quite stressful to come up with the money for contribution. This year, with the higher limit, I just know I’m going to have a hard time again, and I’d like to be […]
Question. Hi, I’ve heard that the TFSA limit has been increased. Does this mean I can put in $6,000 this year? And is the deadline the same as the RRSP deadline? Do you have any advice or suggestions to help me better understand how this works? Answer. You are correct – the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) limit for 2019 […]
October was a rough month for investors. Stock markets were down around the world, bonds were down, and REITs were down too. Even the major hedge fund indexes were down.
Are You Covered? Key Advantages and Disadvantages of Group Life Insurance Question. My partner and I have been thinking about life insurance recently. We have a young child, and are considering a house soon for our growing family. A friend of ours told us it’s really important that we get some life insurance to protect ourselves. But I already have […]