Category Archives: Investing Basics

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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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Three Tips to Help You Keep Your 2011 Investment Goals

POSTED BY GetSmarterAboutMoney

As we start off 2011, financial experts are making their economic predictions for the new year. With optimism high in Canadian financial markets, thanks to an extended Santa Rally. MORE

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