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Dust off that old policy: Why reviewing your life insurance could save you money

When it comes to your finances, ignorance is not bliss. In this monthly “Inside Scoop” column, certified financial planner Jason Heath gets to the bottom of personal finance issues to help you make the most of your money. 990 more words

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Why university shouldn't be a free ride for your kids, even if it could be

All in costs for post-secondary education in Canada can now easily top $20,000 a year.

As a parent or grandparent, you may have saved and put yourself in a position to cover all of these expenses. 1,088 more words

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'It's just stupid': Is the endless hunger for credit card points really worth piling on debt?

There are more than 70 million credit cards in Canada. How many of them are attached to loyalty cards? We can only speculate.

What we do know is that every month about 60 per cent of all the debt accumulated on those cards will not get paid and the users will end up dinged for interest charges in the range of 20 per cent on an annualized basis. 848 more words


Money tips from the richest man in history

NEW YORK — Warren Buffett and Bill Gates have nothing on Jakob Fugger, a German financier during the Renaissance who monopolized the silver business, became the banker of kings, convinced the papacy to legalize moneylending and paved the way for today’s bond market. 666 more words

Managing Wealth

Afraid to spend? Why you should stop saving so much and enjoy your money

When Stan Calow was growing up, frugality was a way of life: “You spend as little as you need to, and then save everything else.” So, the 58-year-old engineer and U.S. 666 more words

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Moving overseas for work? Prepare to complicate your finances

Financial planning can be challenging for average Canadians, but is that much more complex for Canadian expatriates, who are often tasked with managing Canadian investments, pensions, real estate and taxes while balancing these same considerations abroad. 1,209 more words

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Wealth secrets of the one per cent: How the super-rich became uber rich

’Let us assume, dear reader, that you are interested in one thing, and one thing only: obtaining a vast fortune.” So begins economist Sam Wilkin’s new book, Wealth Secrets of the One Percent, on how the super-rich became just that. 1,323 more words

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