Helping your kids increase their financial literacy

Published by Manulife on Mar 29, 2017

“Since I graduated from high school, not one person has asked me to find the value of X.”   We hear this comment all the time, and it’s generally meant as a joke, but it echoes what many think about our... Continue reading

Baseball’s back!

Published by Manulife on Mar 29, 2017

Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. There’s something about the first pitch of the season that makes it feel like spring is finally here, even if the weather suggests otherwise.   If you’re a Blue Jays... Continue reading

Getting U.S. Dollars for Less: What the Banks Aren’t Telling Canadians

Published by Stephanie R. Caudle on Mar 03, 2017

The first thing many Canadians do before crossing the border is visit the local bank and exchange their hard-earned loonies for a handful of US greenbacks. While this method of converting currency comes... Continue reading

Thinking of selling your house? Spring is just around the corner!

Published by Manulife Financial on Mar 02, 2017

As the calendar turns to March and we emerge from a long winter, there’s quite a bit to get excited about. The weather starts to warm up a bit. The clocks “spring forward” by an hour, allowing us to enjoy... Continue reading

Keep an eye on your mailbox – it’s tax slip time

Published by Manulife Financial on Mar 02, 2017

It’s that time of the year where you may start to receive tax slips related to investments you held in 2016. Some slips you may be used to receiving, but some you may not have received before. Here’s ... Continue reading

Tax Return Checklist

Published by Manulife Solutions on Feb 22, 2017

What do you need to file your taxes?   Use this checklist to help make sure that you’re providing your accountant or tax specialist with everything he or she needs, and that you aren’t missing opportunities... Continue reading

‘Best gift government has given us’: The long-term power of the TFSA has yet to be fully tapped

Published by Danielle Kubes, Special to Financial Post on Feb 06, 2017

The TFSA is new enough that Canadians haven’t had time to experience its long-term investing implications, generally preferring to focus more on the S-for-savings.   But that could be a mistake.   “The... Continue reading

Are you ready for some football?

Published by Manulife on Jan 09, 2017

We’re heading into the homestretch of the National Football League playoffs, and getting close to Super Bowl Sunday on February 5.   Whether or not your favourite team ends up playing in the big game ... Continue reading

It’s RRSP season! Do you know how much you can contribute this year?

Published by Manulife on Jan 09, 2017

Happy New Year!  Another year, another RRSP contribution deadline.   This year, you have until March 1 to make RRSP contributions that can count as a deduction against your income in 2016. If you know... Continue reading

Don’t like paying taxes? Then you’ll love the TFSA

Published by Matthew Devin on Nov 15, 2016

 “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” – Benjamin Franklin   We’ve all heard the death-and-taxes expression before, or at least some variation of it. We chuckle at... Continue reading