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2017 Tax Return: Deductions, Credits & Expenses

Published by Debbie Burns on Mar 27, 2018

The deadline for filing your 2017 tax return is fast approaching -- April 30, 2018 for most Canadians. Canada Revenue Agency has provided this useful chart to help you reduce the amount of tax you must... Continue reading

6 Financial Resolutions for 2018

Published by Gregory Bonnell on Feb 02, 2018

  The new year is a time to reflect and improve on ourselves. Many Canadians choose to make new year resolutions and financial goals are usually at the top of the list.  These tips will help you set (and... Continue reading

4 Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

Published by Gregory Bonnell on Dec 19, 2017

  Did you know a financial advisor can help you live your best possible life within your personal budget? According to The Investment Funds Institute of Canada, you are more likely to become wealthy if... Continue reading

Which type of life insurance do you need?

Published by Gregory Bonnell on Aug 04, 2017

Choosing the right type of life insurance isn’t always easy and it’s not always something people want to talk about. However, having an estate planning conversation with your family about what happens... Continue reading

The Great Trek -- Week 15: An Ontario Retrospective

Published by Debbie Burns on Jun 15, 2017

We left Ontario on Sunday night, after spending the last 45 days crossing the province. From strong, swollen rivers to little streams; vast lakes to tiny ponds; rocky, forested wilderness to lush, fertile... Continue reading

The Great Trek - Week 14: Homage to Terry Fox

Published by Debbie Burns on Jun 07, 2017

Mention Thunder Bay and many Canadians immediately think of Terry Fox, and the last day of his heroic Marathon of Hope. A statue beside the highway memorializes his … triumph. Yes, triumph is the right... Continue reading

The Great Trek -- Weeks 12 & 13: Ontario is a B-I-G Province

Published by Debbie Burns on May 30, 2017

We have been trekking through the province of Ontario for 4½ weeks now, and still have 1,500 kms to go to reach the Manitoba border. According to our stats, that’s another 3 weeks! We are “currently” ... Continue reading

Saving for Your Kids’ Education – It’s Never Too Early.

Published by Gregory Bonnell on May 18, 2017

It’s no secret that the cost of sending your kids to college or university is rising – and has been for quite some time. Are you saving for your kids’ education – and do you know how much it truly costs... Continue reading

The Great Trek - Week 11: Where Will We Be on Canada Day?

Published by Debbie Burns on May 17, 2017

This past week we travelled 525 kms and ended up near Lake Nipissing (accent on the first syllable). As in most of Ontario, water levels in the lake are high but haven’t affected the trail as yet.    ... Continue reading

To Save, or Not to Save: That is the Question

Published by Kinza Allen on May 11, 2017

Life comes with a whole string of short-term and long-term expenses. Being ready for those costly times (whether it be a wedding, education costs, or buying your first home) is important. “To save, or... Continue reading