Economy

Want to know how risky your portfolio is? How it performed in 2018 will give you a good idea

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) require that investment dealers and counsellors show clients their portfolio returns and fees paid in an annual report.Brent Lewin/Bloomberg Your year-end investment statement will be hitting the mailbox any day now. You’ll also be receiving important supplementary information. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) require that investment dealers and counsellors show […]

Finance

Thirty-something couple, with a $1,000 a month golf habit, want to retire by 55. Can they do it?

Situation: Couple in mid-30s wants to retire in mid-50s with a financially secure future Solution: Plan will work if they maintain RRSPs, RESPs, build up TFSAs and other savings In Ontario, far from the high costs of Toronto, a couple we’ll call Matt, 39, and Kate, 37, are raising two kids ages 8 and 10. […]

Your biggest tax asset in retirement may be sleeping right beside you

Just because your ex failed to disclose assets, doesn’t mean you get a cut

Taking this step when filing your taxes can help you avoid a gross negligence penalty from the CRA

Real Estate

Liberals vows to axe credit card swipe fees, give money for websites, in package of pledges for small business

The Liberal government says it will eliminate the so-called "swipe fee" on sales taxes that merchants must pay to credit-card companies on every transaction.File Photo TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is unveiling a package of pledges today that he says will help boost small and medium-sized businesses. During a campaign stop in Trois-Rivieres, […]

Family businesses own a bigger chunk of Canada’s economy than you think — way bigger

Down to Business podcast: Why Ottawa wants small businesses to export more

Calgary’s small businesses to get break from rising property tax bills

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Finance

Thirty-something couple, with a $1,000 a month golf habit, want to retire by 55. Can they do it?

Situation: Couple in mid-30s wants to retire in mid-50s with a financially secure future Solution: Plan will work if they maintain RRSPs, RESPs, build up TFSAs and other savings In Ontario, far from the high costs of Toronto, a couple we’ll call Matt, 39, and Kate, 37, are raising two kids ages 8 and 10. […]

Inflation unexpectedly accelerates as Canadians pay 28% more for airfares, 15% more for vegetables

Liberals vows to axe credit card swipe fees, give money for websites, in package of pledges for small business

Family businesses own a bigger chunk of Canada’s economy than you think — way bigger

Business

Inflation unexpectedly accelerates as Canadians pay 28% more for airfares, 15% more for vegetables

Canadians paid 14.9 per cent more for fresh vegetables.Postmedia News OTTAWA — Canada’s annual inflation rate accelerated to two per cent last month as higher costs for airfares and fresh vegetables offset cheaper prices at the pump, Statistics Canada said Friday. Year-over-year prices picked up their pace in December after inflation was just 1.7 per […]

Top-performing hedge fund is shorting Canadian banks on all the usual suspects — and something even more worrying

B.C.’s money laundering problem may involve billions of dollars, documents say

Milton Friedman is right, profit is a company’s only purpose