8 money saving hacks for your business

Reading Time: 5 mins Running a business is often a rollercoaster of highs and lows. When you put so much hard work into something, you’ll want your efforts to pay off as much as possible. Perhaps you’re happy with your turnover and growth achieved so far, but wouldn’t mind saving a little money too? If…

10 ways to save money by buying in bulk

Reading Time: 6 mins There’s strength in numbers, they say, but did you know there’s also money-saving to be had if you’re buying in bulk? Everything from food to energy, holidays to nappies could be bought cheaper if you buy a lot in one go. Here are ten cool ways to save when you buy…

How having a child together affects your tax situation

Q. My partner and I have a child together, and recently moved in together. We are in our 30s, both with good careers, and are financially independent of each other. I am on maternity leave now and am not working. Would we have to file our tax return as common-law partners even though I am…

Perth: The Gateway to Western Australia

Reading Time: 3 mins Perth is a city offering a wine region, conservation areas and no less than 19 superb beaches all near enough to be enjoyed in a single day. Of course, the city is worth a visit in its own right, but it really comes into its own if your Australian trip features…

Beyond the hype: Should you invest in Beyond Meat?

Every few months, R.J. Hottovy fires up the barbecue and cooks a few burgers for his family. But he’s just as likely to pass on the traditional beef burger in favour of a meat-like alternative that’s made from rice proteins, coconut oil, sunflower lecithin, pea proteins and other plant-based ingredients. As strange as that sounds,…

They won the lottery. What now?

Q. My cousin John and his wife Tara recently won a multi-million-dollar lottery here in Canada and they’re wondering what to do with all this newfound wealth. John and Tara are in their late 50s. Both now want to retire. They have lived largely paycheque to paycheque and have not saved a lot of money…

On-campus vs. off-campus housing

Student living can be expensive, but hopefully not so much so that you have to resort to camping out to make ends meet like the Montreal grad student who grabbed headlines this week for pitching a tent in a woman’s backyard. Many students struggle with the decision to live in residence on campus or find off-campus housing….

Best high-interest savings accounts in Canada

How to use this tool: You can simply scan the table below to view interest rates offered by financial institutions across Canada. Or, input your estimated account balance and compare between high-interest savings accounts (HISA), tax-free savings accounts (TFSA*), registered retirement savings plan accounts (RRSP*) and youth savings accounts. This finder ranks savings accounts by…

“Would I be better off renting?”

Q. I’m 41 years old, live alone, and have an outstanding mortgage of $355,000 on my detached home in Calgary. With a monthly income of $3,300 after taxes, I have a difficult time making ends meet and have come to the realization that I will likely never pay off my mortgage. At what point should…