J Dobbelsteyn

Being taxed like a Canadian on your U.S. property is a good thing

You've purchased a U.S. property — and when it comes to paying the bills that come with it, being taxed like a Canadian is a good thing

Tips for getting the most from your RRSPs

Missing the RRSP deadline for making your maximum 2012 contribution can be very costly...

There’s more to a mortgage than the rate

While a low interest rate is always good, there are other important factors you should consider before signing on the dotted line

Drawing on your investments during retirement

As you move closer to retirement age, you'll be drawing on your accumulated wealth to meet retirement expenses...

Five fundamentals to get the most from your investments

1. Be realistic about whether or not your current investments will deliver an adequate level of income...

‘Lesser-known’ RRSP tips

The Home Buyer's Plan allows you to borrow from investments held in your RRSP for the purchase of your first home...

2013, recipe for financial success

Here are 10 essential financial planning tips to make that resolution a 2013 reality

Smart planning for your winter getaway

Ensure you have the right travel insurance in place so you'll have a worry-free vacation...

Tips to make your holidays merry — and debt free

'Tis the season for gifting and that can mean getting carried away and spending more than your budget can bear

Starting young is best when teaching kids money management

Developing strong money management skills should be among the most important for helping your kids achieve their life goals

Financial and estate planning for blended families

Many Canadian families are still of the 'traditional' kind but blended families are on the rise...

Financial tips for common-law relationships

Ten tips for dealing with finances in common-law relationships

Mortgage life insurance versus personal life insurance

Let's look at the differences between mortgage life insurance offered by most lending institutions and personal life insurance

A close look at mortgage insurance

Most lending institutions offer mortgage insurance when you arrange a mortgage but before you say yes, here are a few things to think about

Simple steps to protect yourself from fraud

You may think that you will never be a victim of fraud, but unless you take the right precautions it could happen to you

Financial tips for retirement cottage renovations

Now that retirement is just around the corner, you're thinking of making that part-time cottage life your year-round life

Plan for the future of your small business

You should put a succession plan in place that ensures your hopes for your business are realized

Thinking of donating to charity? Consider publicly-traded securities

Donating publicly-traded securities (such as shares or mutual fund units) directly to a charity is more tax-efficient

Ways to give back to your community financially

Many mature Canadians now have the health and wealth and, most importantly, the desire to give back to their community

How to get out of debt

Debt is the stealth bomb that erodes financial stability and even relationships