‘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

Hosting a Grey Cup party? Here are some great ideas for you

Published by Matthew Devin on Nov 15, 2016

Hosting a Grey Cup party? Here are some great ideas for you It’s November. For Canadian football fans this means one thing: Grey Cup time. This year, the game will be played on November 27th in Toronto... Continue reading


Published by By Kara Lilly on Nov 11, 2016

Donald Trump became the 45th president-elect of the United States last night. The businessman beat former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, ending what has been a long and salacious presidential campaign.... Continue reading

Manulife Vitality Program

Published by Manulife Financial on Oct 11, 2016

Manulife Vitality is a whole new kind of life insurance program that can reward people for healthy living.   In the Manulife Vitality program, members can: Learn their Vitality AgeTM. Members can take... Continue reading

What snowbirds need to know about U.S. tax

Published by James Dolan on Sep 23, 2016

Taxes aren’t the easiest issue to understand at the best of times. But when you spend part of the year in Canada and part of the year in the United States, taxes get downright complex. In a worst-case... Continue reading

The Portfolio is the Hedge

Published by Kara Lilly, CFA Investment Strategist on Apr 04, 2016

Stanislav, now an analyst on our Canadian equity team, was fifteen when his family decided to move from Kazakhstan to Russia. A tall, thin boy with dark hair and a focused expression, he belonged to a... Continue reading

As the TFSA accumulates more value, are RRSPs even relevant anymore?

Published by Jamie Golombek on Jan 14, 2016

This year’s RRSP contribution deadline is Feb. 29, meaning that if you want to claim a deduction on your 2015 tax return, you need to make your contribution by midnight on that date.   But the bigger ... Continue reading