Technology doesn’t replace a handshake

Published by Guy Dixon on Aug 25, 2017

ABC Recycling, based in Burnaby, B.C., finds that, despite the technological developments in the industry, the trust needed to do business effectively requires a face-to-face approach.   There is the ... Continue reading

Should I Be Paying Off My Mortgage or Putting Money into My RRSP?

Published by Bill Bell on Aug 25, 2017

One of the most common questions asked to financial advisors is something along the lines of “should I be paying off my mortgage, or putting money into my RRSP?” If that’s a question that keeps you up... Continue reading

When critical illness insurance may make sense

Published by DAVID HODGESThe Canadian Press on Aug 25, 2017

Critical illness insurance may be effective at covering costs that disability insurance doesn’t.   It was about eight years ago that Brooke Robinson bought a critical illness insurance policy due to her... Continue reading

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