Making sense of the markets this week: October 26

Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. The pandemic holiday season is near This will be our first “global pandemic holiday season.” That phrase does not have a nice festive ring to it, I know. And it might not be full of good cheer….

7 Money Saving Tips Choosing Adjustable Beds

Reading Time: 4 mins Is getting out of the wrong side of the bed an all too real scenario for you?  Every night you face the same troublesome issue. You go to bed, toss and turn for hours on end, and then you wake up feeling as though you’ve been doing yoga backbends all night….

Win an Leather Phone Case From Mujjo

Reading Time: 2 mins Win a luxury leather phone case from Mujjo! The Prize To celebrate the launch of the latest iPhone from Apple, Mujjo have just released their collection of high quality iPhone 12 cases. Mujjo fully wrap the cases with premium quality full-grain leather that ages beautifully to create their best cases yet,…

Win a Forget Me Not Treat Bundle

Reading Time: 2 mins Win the a Forget Me Not Treat Bundle, perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. The Prize Fancy some sweet treats? Forget Me Not Treats are giving away £50 worth of sweets and chocolate goodies to one lucky reader. The company sells sweets and unique food and drink treats from around…

Near retirement with no defined benefit pension? Here’s what you need to know

If you’re a typical reader of this column, I’m guessing retirement is on the near-term horizon for you, or already arrived in the form of “semi-retirement.” And if you’ve diligently saved in registered and taxable plans all these decades but lack an employer-sponsored defined benefit (DB) pension plan, you may be greeting the prospect of…

Enter to WIN this historic furnished home just in time for Christmas!

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Win a Pair of Glasses Worth £50

Reading Time: 2 mins Win a pair of stylish glasses and a magic anti-fog cloth from Low Cost Glasses! The Prize Low Cost Glasses is an online prescription glasses retailer with quality prescription glasses available from just £5. With some of the lowest prices in the industry, Low Cost Glasses believe that everyone should have…

Potential tax changes due to COVID-19

Recent estimates from the Parliamentary Budget Officer suggest that about $226 billion in pandemic emergency aid will cause this year’s federal deficit to hit almost $329 billion. The provinces and territories have also ramped up support for citizens. Tax increases sometimes follow deficit spending, as governments try to increase revenues by raising taxes. So, lots…

Win a Buzzy Blends Honey Selection

Reading Time: 2 mins Win a honey selection from Buzzy Blends! The Prize Buzzy Blends is an independent, family-owned business that was created to bring honey to the table with a tasty twist. Our apiary is enrolled in an ‘xceptional quality’ program, which means that it’s often inspected to ensure that we’re sticking to the…

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Making sense of the markets this week: October 19

Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. 10 moat-y Canadian stocks that are on sale In investing terminology when a company is described as having a “moat,” that means it has a protective barrier, just as a moat around a castle would provide protection…

The best banks in Canada

Most Canadians are aware of the Big Five banks: RBC, TD, Scotiabank, BMO and CIBC. And some may even know that occasionally National Bank of Canada sneaks in and expands that list to six. But even with these accounted for, there are dozens of banks in this country, each offering its own suite of personal…