Tag: personal accounting

Can I Still Get Life Insurance After a Heart Attack?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that people with a history of illness like heart disease would have a more difficult time getting approved for life insurance than those who are healthy. But the key word here is difficult, not impossible. If you’ve had… Continue Reading “Can I Still Get Life Insurance After a Heart Attack?”

4 Ways to Get Financially Fit in Your 40s

Many people in their 40s are facing an uncomfortable fact: They simply aren’t where they’d hoped to be financially. Fortunately, all their life experience can help correct for past mistakes. “There’s a different trigger moment for everybody,” says Jay Howard, financial advisor and partner… Continue Reading “4 Ways to Get Financially Fit in Your 40s”

Financial planning 101: Retirement

Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) An RRSP (registered retirement savings plan) is an investment account that is registered with the Canadian government and is used as a vehicle to save for retirement. An RRSP is different than a typical investment account because it provides… Continue Reading “Financial planning 101: Retirement”

Financial planning 101: Investments

Commodity futures contract   Before we delve into the details of commodity futures, let’s first define a commodity. A commodity in economics is a basic good that is considered the same regardless of who produced it. With grain, for example, would you really be… Continue Reading “Financial planning 101: Investments”

2020 Personal Income Tax Changes You Need To Know

When you look at your household budget, the amounts you’re spending on mortgage/rent, transportation and food are usually top of mind. While all those expenses certainly matter, something else you should keep a watchful eye on is income tax. It’s the single biggest expense… Continue Reading “2020 Personal Income Tax Changes You Need To Know”