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Investing and the belief-behaviour contradiction

POSTED BY Jonathan Chevreau

To succeed at anything in life, you need some bedrock principles on which to act. To be a successful investor, you need a sound belief system, which includes the principle that wealth creation revolves either directly or indirectly around business ownership.

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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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Engaged? Congrats! Now let’s plan your divorce

POSTED BY Jane Dough

Harsh title, right? Now, it’s not that I don’t believe in marriage or true love. After all, you can’t have watched The Princess Bride as many times as I have and be a total cynic. If you’re engaged, I genuinely hope you eventually become one of those adorable couples who still hold hands at the nursing home. But statistically some of your unions, I’m sorry to say, just won’t last. In Canada, roughly 40% of marriages end in divorce before the 30th anniversary. 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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First home vs. retirement – can you really have both?

POSTED BY Lesley Scorgie

Home ownership is highly rewarding for a variety of reasons: ridding yourself of pesky landlords, having the freedom to change the way your property looks and feels, and of course the peace of mind in knowing that you are building equity in an asset that is expected to grow in value over the long run. MORE

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