What is a nest egg you ask? A nest egg is a sum of money that has been saved for a specific purpose. This savings is generally designated for longer-term goals. This is a good time to think about your goals and what it will take to reach them. Before
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#FinancialFridays: Are you 65 years or older? You may qualify for the Canada Guaranteed Income Supplement.
Have you heard about the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)? The GIS is a federal monthly payment which is based on income and is available to low-income Old Age Security pensioners. It is not taxable. You may qualify if… You are a senior 65 years or older. You receive the Old
How do the COVID-19 benefits impact your income tax return? If you received the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), or Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) payments, these are considered taxable income, and you will have to
2020 has finally ended and we made it… although many of us have been hard hit financially by COVID-19 and the far-reaching impacts of it! It is still not too late to look back and plan for moving forward. I like to set ‘SMART’ goals that I can work towards
Credit and debt are financial tools. Like any tool, what matters is how, when, and why we use it. It is important to be conscious of our habits and behaviours when we consider using credit and taking on debt. This week we are going to talk about the role debt
#FinancialFridays: A recent survey shows that 1 in 4 Canadians say that they can’t afford the holidays this year.
For many, planning for the holidays this year is proving to be a stressful experience. Worries related to the Covid-19 pandemic along with financial concerns and the inability to celebrate as we typically do, is creating anxiety for lots of individuals this Christmas season. Recently, a survey by Credit Canada
Preparing a Will can be intimidating. It can also be empowering. By laying out your wishes in a formal document, you can better control what happens after you pass and allow your family to grieve knowing they can follow your decisions. If you have a low or modest income, we
#FinancialFridays: As temperatures begin their descent downwards, natural gas rates are on the rise. Are you prepared?
As temperatures begin their descent downwards, Natural Gas rates are on the rise effective October 1st, 2020. Enbridge Gas has received approval from the Ontario Energy Board for changes in the rates customers pay for natural gas. A typical residential customer will see a bill increase of about $7 to
Has debt got you down? If so, you’re not alone. Right now in Canada, the debt crisis is skyrocketing with Canadians owing nearly $2 trillion! Debt can cause a huge amount of stress that ultimately can affect one’s physical and mental health, relationships with family and friends, job performance and