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2018 Year End Tax Tips

Question: Using a software package, I file my own taxes each year without the help of an accountant or other tax professional. I’m wondering if you have any advice for me, and if you can give me any tips? I’d like to make sure I’m being smart about taxes and taking advantage of any year end tax-saving strategies available to […]

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New TFSA Limit!

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 […]

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Let’s Make it Personal

Question. Hi, I have an RRSP and a TFSA, and have been working with the same financial advisor for about 10 years. To be honest, I don’t really feel like he’s doing much for me, so I’m wondering what my options are. I’m interested in ModernAdvisor, and your low-cost portfolios look great, but I also value a dedicated advisory relationship. […]

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Financial Infidelity: Are You Cheating?

Question. My husband and I have been married for a few years, and things are generally going well. But I’ve noticed recently that he has another credit card and bank account that I didn’t know about. I was really upset when I found out, and now I’m wondering what else is he keeping secret from me? I haven’t spoken to […]

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Newlyweds and Household Finances

Question. Hi, my fiancé and I are getting married this summer, and I’m looking for some advice on the best way to setup our household finances. Until now, we’ve maintained separate finances and bank accounts. However, we’ve just recently purchased a house, so in addition to the mortgage, we’re going to have a lot more shared expenses. I should also […]

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