Year: 2020

  • RESP could be a child’s lifeline to a decent education as costs climb

    With this new world of pandemic schooling, the challenges of online vs. a safe COVID-19 learning environment make it hard to imagine what post-secondary school education will look like in the coming decade. But one thing that is almost certain is that the costs associate with education will continue to rise.

  • Don’t Let These Unexpected Closing Costs Catch You Off Guard

    As a first-time homebuyer, you are probably on a tight budget; you need to make every dollar count. Yet many report confusion when told how much money to bring to their lawyer’s office to complete their home purchase; it’s often thousands more than they planned for. Why does this happen and how can you better…

  • OSFI Changes Rules for Mortgage Deferrals

    OSFI, Canada’s banking regulator, announced that it will begin to phase out special regulatory capital treatment of deferrals given improving economic conditions. These changes are effective immediately for mortgage payment deferrals granted by the Big 6 banks through to the end of September. Those deferrals will now only receive special capital treatment for up to…

  • Wills 101 & Estate Planning

    Preparing a will isn’t something that most of us would look forward to. But this doesn’t mean that you should avoid it — especially when you consider how little it costs to save a lot of potential headaches.

  • Predicting the future isn’t a winning investment strategy

    Trying to time the markets tends to be a losing proposition. No one has a crystal ball, so what can you do instead to maximize your growth?

  • How does insurance work?

    Not sure exactly how insurance works? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! That’s why we put together some of the best resources out there to help you understand.