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Couple wants to have more kids and move to B.C. to help their parents — but can they do it on one salary?

 

Are You Retirement Ready?

Are you like many would be retirees AND retirees and are unsure whether you are on the right retirement path? Perhaps you or someone you know is wondering how to get started towards making sense of your finances and your investments. We have built a free...

The Tax Free Savings Account: Too Valuable to be Ignored

Because of its tax benefits, a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a one of the best retirement savings tool for working Canadians over 18. Currently, you can contribute up to $10,000 per year to a TSFA, a massive increase from last year’s limit of $5,500.

‘’You don’t manage your own money???”

This question was put to me by a very surprised friend. The surprise lies in the fact that I am the Chief Operating officer of a ….Wealth Management firm.  One can rightfully be (amazed, shocked, stunned) at the fact that this grey haired gentleman, who...

A tranquil Paris, center of the city

So you have stood a line for hours and shared an intimate moment with 1000 strangers gawking at the Mona Lisa, wondering what the fuss is all about. You have learned to navigate narrow sidewalks, improving your collision avoidance skills in the process.  You...

‘Asset rich and cash flow poor': Couple with over $1.5M in investments fears they’ll have to sell ‘spacious’ house to make ends meet

Andrew Allentuck | April 2, 2015 | Last Updated: Apr 2 1:22 PM ET More from Andrew Allentuck

Winning the Lottery—Would be Nice but be Prepared for a Roller Coaster Ride…

So you think all of your problems would be solved by winning the big jackpot? Think again as new ones abound… New money = New problems.

The Power of Dividends

For investors seeking income, investing in dividend-paying stocks has been one of the popular and successful strategies.

‘So many needs, no way to fill them': Parents worry cost of raising three kids, high debt will wreck retirement

Andrew Allentuck | March 13, 2015 | Last Updated: Mar 13 11:41 AM ET

House of Cards

A COUPLE’S WEALTH IS ALL TIED UP IN REAL ESTATE, WHICH DOESN’T POSITION THEM CORRECTLY FOR THE FUTURE

In B.C.’ s lower mainland, the Landarms* — Warren, 37, and Betty, 35 — are betting that real estate will be the best investment they can make. The...