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Do you know about skills-based volunteering? It’s volunteer work that lets you help others while building your portfolio and LinkedIn profile. Clearly, a real win-win opportunity. What is skills-based volunteering? Skills-based volunteering is when you use specialized skills or talents to help a non-profit organization with their charitable cause. Whether you’re a photographer, engineer, copywriter or chef, your unique skills can help others….

One of the tax breaks the government gives to couples takes place when the first spouse passes away. That person’s Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) can be taken over by the surviving spouse without taxes being payable at the time. So those funds continue to grow on a tax-deferred basis.  But what happens if the…

The past two years have been full of adjustments. And while we’re looking forward to a brighter 2022, continuing COVID-19-related worries (from new variants like Omicron) can make traditional New Year’s resolutions stressful to stick to. But who says you need to take a traditional approach to self-improvement? “The problem with resolutions is that they…

One key outcome of the pandemic is the harsh reminder that anything can happen at any time. Many Canadians recognized the importance of having a financial cushion – especially business owners affected by COVID-19 shutdowns and those unable to work. We can’t predict if or when a challenge will arise, but we can prepare to…

The year just ended demonstrates how different investors can react to the same market conditions. Starting in early 2021 and well into the summer months, stock markets surged overall. Some people wondered if they should boost their investment amounts to capitalize on the booming markets. But others worried about buying into the market at all…

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