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When to convert an RRSP to a RRIF – early, at the last possible moment, or not at all?

POSTED BY Alison Griffiths

Thoughts of converting a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) to a registered retirement income fund (RRIF) can make one feel a tad old. Put a positive spin on things, and consider the switch to be a financial opportunity. MORE

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Should you delay CPP? How to plan around a post-65 retirement age

POSTED BY Rob Carrick

Early retirement is such a last-century concept. Retirement delayed – now that’s a much more relevant topic in today’s world. Many of us will work past age 65, some of us because we didn’t save enough in our younger years and some of us because we choose to stay busy and engaged. MORE

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Improving your financial situation and life in 2.5 billion beats

POSTED BY Preet Banerjee

I’ve often mused that success with personal finance is 90% psychology and 8% math.* *The missing 2% is a testament to how unimportant the math is. MORE

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RRSP 2014 deadline: lump-sum vs. monthly contributions

POSTED BY Pat Foran

The deadline to claim RRSP contributions for the previous tax year is usually on March 1st, but in 2014, March 1st happens to fall on a Saturday, so the deadline has been extended to Monday, March 3rd. MORE

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Investing for retirement and the risk of playing it too “safe”

POSTED BY Rob Carrick

My nomination for the most misunderstood term in investing is “risk.” MORE

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