Category Archives: Investing Basics

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Refinancing your home? 5 things to consider

POSTED BY GetSmarterAboutMoney

This year’s home-buying season started with a bang when one of Canada’s major banks dropped its mortgage rate. These record-low rates are obviously appealing to people looking to buy their first home, and people looking to upgrade their current one. MORE

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How Tax Refunds Help Save on Your Home

POSTED BY GetSmarterAboutMoney

You’ve planned well, you’ve worked hard and a tax refund is on its way. What’s next? There are so many temptations that tax refunds can help satisfy – new cars, new clothes, the list goes on. But why not let this money work even harder for you? MORE

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Using Your RRSP to Buy a Home

POSTED BY GetSmarterAboutMoney

There are specific rules about the use of Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) funds for first-time home buyers. You must be a first-time home buyer or you (or your spouse or common-law spouse) must not have owned a home that you occupied in the last five years. MORE

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What’s Old is New Again: a Review of Benjamin Franklin’s The Way to Wealth

POSTED BY GetSmarterAboutMoney

The Way to Wealth was written in – believe it or not – 1758, and it still rings surprisingly true today. Benjamin Franklin was a superstar in his day; he founded a nation (the United States), penned the Declaration of Independence and came up with what can be considered the classic basics of personal financial success. MORE

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What Makes an Investor Successful?

POSTED BY GetSmarterAboutMoney

Smart investing begins with clear goals and good information about your needs – the more you know about where you are going, the more likely you are to get there! Start with a plan, either through online planning tools or with the assistance of a financial adviser. MORE

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