We’re No. 1 in job growth!

April 24, 2014

Well, Canada is actually more like No. 5, says OECD OTTAWA – Finance Minister Joe Oliver and his predecessor have been fond of trumpeting Canada’s economic and job creation performance since the recession, claiming it is unequalled among the Group of Seven large industrialized nations. The minister made the boast again this week in a [...]

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New tax deal allows CRA to collect bank info linked to U.S. residents

February 12, 2014

OTTAWA – A new deal with the United States over an American law aimed at rooting out tax cheats north of the border will ensure that Canadian financial institutions won’t be required to report directly to American tax authorities, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced Wednesday. The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which takes effect [...]

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Seven arrested in alleged Canada Revenue Agency fraud

February 12, 2014

MONTREAL – The RCMP has arrested seven people as part of alleged fraud that involved some Canada Revenue Agency employees. Charges laid include bribery of public officers, conspiracy, fraud, breach of trust by a public officer and fraud against the government. Five of the accused allegedly received commissions on tax credits that were obtained through [...]

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TFSAs offer versatility

February 11, 2014

by YLVA VAN BURREN For Metro – Tues, 11 Feb, 2014 Since it was introduced in 2009, the tax-free savings account (TFSA) has changed the complexion of financial planning, says Anthony Williams, vice-president of academic affairs with The Canadian Institute of Financial Planning. “You can use it for any purpose … short term, long term, [...]

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The big mistake in ‘managing’ debt

January 20, 2014

by Dale Jackson Balance Sheet – Thu, 16 Jan, 2014 3:36 PM EST It’s a profound thing that RRSP season comes right after holiday-bill season. As Canadians get set to deal with an average $28,000 in consumer debt, the finance industry launches an onslaught of ads telling us we’re richer than we think. They know [...]

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Tips to make working from home work

September 12, 2013

by MEGHAN GREAVES TalentEgg .ca One of the greatest advantages for gen Ys entering the workforce is the increase in alternative, more flexible office environments. Working from home is one of the biggest trends companies are incorporating into their corporate culture. There are many perks to working from home: no commute, travel expenses, or dress [...]

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How much money are Canadians making?

September 12, 2013

Statistics Canada’s third and final release of the 2011 National Household Survey data illustrates, among other things, how much Canadians earn and where they live. 1 – THE RICHEST OF THE RICH For all the growing diversity the 2011 census and related surveys have portrayed in Canada, Wednesday’s final release reveals a contrasting constant: the [...]

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Young Money

August 19, 2013

Bad excuses for not investing while you are young. You’re out of school and working in the real world. You may not be working the job you want, or making the money you thought you would at this point in your life; but it’s time to make that money work for you. I deal with [...]

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You have … 8 million messages: How to bring order to your inbox

July 31, 2013

Avoid mail fail. Don’t let the send button take hold of your summer with these easy email tips Feeling overwhelmed? Get some oxygen. You’re still going to have to read, but you’ll feel more relaxed when doing so. Inbox zero might as well be the lost city of Atlantis for most people. Between work and [...]

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Enhancing the cross-border experience

July 12, 2013

You can travel to the United States without a passport. It’s called an EDL, an Enhanced Driver’s License, and it’s been adopted by four provinces to date – British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba. Created with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) to speed up the process for those who frequently go south, as well [...]

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