Long-Term Investing

When Should I Start Investing?

Synopsis:  One question that we often see, particularly from young people, is “When should I start investing?”  This article will review factors such as debt, emergency funds, and a couple of scenarios showing Steve who is risk-averse and invests in cash-only instruments, vs Susan who believes in the benefits of long-term investing in equities. Maybe after reading our bios or…

Everything You Need to Know about RRSPs

Before we start, as quick reminder, the RRSP contribution deadline for 2021 is March 1, 2021. There are a lot of RRSP questions going around, especially during RRSP season. What is an RRSP and how does it work? What is the RRSP contribution deadline and limit? When does investing inside the RRSP make the most sense? What about transferring your…

Everything You Need to Know about TFSAs

The Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a gift to all Canadians. I mean, who doesn’t love tax-free money or better still, money that grows tax-free?! I know we do – especially when you count for the fairly large TFSA contribution limit/room if you are just starting today (more below). Today’s post will share everything we know about the TFSA…

The Four Keys to Investing Success

Like we mentioned in an earlier post, a big part of good financial management starts with cash flow management.  Once you get those basics down, you can evolve from there. From saving to investing but also to other elements of financial planning. You can venture into tax planning, insurance management, estate planning and more. We’ll touch on some of those…