All this war talk might be good for your portfolio

When the U.S. killed Iranian commander Qassim Suleimani outside of Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020, not surprisingly, people around the world got very nervous. Most of the concern was around whether America had just kicked off World War III and how many lives could potentially be lost; but many people were also no…

Retirement planning at every life stage

Preparing for retirement can be intimidating. You’re facing great uncertainties about how your financial future will unfold, with a lot at stake. Fortunately, a comfortable and sustainable retirement should be within your reach if you prepare for it properly. You’ll find that a little planning can go a long way to getting you where you…

Are Howie and Pamela on track to retire at 55?

Q. My wife and I are 45 years old, and we would like to stop working at age 55. Can you help us assess if that is attainable? We owe $525,000 on our mortgage and our home is valued at $1.2 million. We currently pay a mortgage of $1,845 biweekly at an interest rate of…

January NEXTBASE COMP! WIN A 222 DASH CAM

Reading Time: 2 mins Now you have the chance to win a Nextbase 222 Dash Cam again! THE PRIZE The 222 records in full 1080p HD, offering outstanding image quality at a very affordable price. What’s more, it boasts a variety of features, like a 140 degree wide angle lens, and intelligent parking mode. The 222…

Win 1 of 3 Slumberdown Warm Hugs combos

Reading Time: 2 mins Get snuggly in 2020 with Slumberdown Warm Hugs. The Prize The Warm Hugs pillow pair offers medium support and is ideal for back sleepers. The soft-touch cover and hollowfibre filling gently supports the head and neck so everyone can move freely and stay comfortable throughout the night. The Warm Hugs 10.5…

Win two pairs of slippers from Pretty You London worth £55.50!

Reading Time: 2 mins Get ready to get pretty with Pretty You London The Prize Pretty You London are a premium nightwear and slipper brand and they are giving away two pairs of slippers so you can keep one for yourself and give one to your bestie, or keep them both! The Bea Slipper is Inspired by the…

Is Carol better off withdrawing all the money from her RRIF now?

Q. I am considering deregistering my Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) of $89,000 and taking the tax hit for the 2019 tax year. Doing this would leave me eligible to maximize the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) as well as the Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER) in the future. Right now, I am 73 years…

Win 1 of 3 Ricochet Electronic Dog Toys from PetSafe

Reading Time: 2 mins Start the new year with a happy pup! The Prize We’ve teamed up with PetSafe Brand to offer three lucky readers the chance to win Ricochet Electronic Dog Toys. These two electronically paired, Bluetooth enabled toys offer pups an irresistible squeaking sound. As your dog plays with the first toy, the second…

Chip: How a new app uses AI to auto stash cash for you

Reading Time: 3 mins When it comes to putting money aside to hit your long-term goals or get enough together to cover your summer holidays, we know how hard it is. However, with developments in Fintech shouldn’t there be an easier way to manage your money by now? Well, actually, yes there is. It’s called…

Win GiftPup’s Blush Hamper

Reading Time: 2 mins Start the new year right with this gorgeous blush hamper from GiftPup. The Prize This delightful gift hamper is made up of a series of fruity treats to tempt your tastebuds. This hamper includes a 75cl bottle of deliciously fresh NUA Rose Prosecco, a sparkling rose with scents of strawberry and…

Jasmine explains why now is the best time to buy a car

Reading Time: < 1 min You could find a bargain. I’ll let you in on a secret below… Kudos to my neighbour Claire for holding the phone for me. I’m rubbish at filming myself! Find a car now with Hey Car. The post Jasmine explains why now is the best time to buy a car…

Win a Mary-Le-bone Cask Aged Gin worth £40

Reading Time: 2 mins Get a tasty gin Christmas treat. The Prize Mary-Le-bone Cask Aged Gin, in its striking black bottle, is a high ABV (51.3%) casked gin.  It is distilled in London with 13 of the finest botanicals from around the world, before it is rested in West Indian Rum casks for a rich…