Fraudulent Schemes That Target The Elderly

Fraud is the number one crime against older Canadians – hitting as many as one in five seniors – according to bankrate.com. People over the age of 65 are especially vulnerable to fraudulent schemes for a number of reasons: They often live alone and are home most of...

4 Big Rip-Offs To Watch Out For

I’ve made my share of bad financial decisions over the years, but nothing feels worse than when a salesperson convinces you to buy something that’s not in your best interest.  These kinds of rip-offs usually occur when one party has more or better information than the...

Retirement Polls And RRSP Season

When I worked in banking, January and February were known as the dreaded “RRSP Season”.  It was the approximate equivalent of the retail “Christmas season” with long extended hours, lines of desperate people wanting a quick RRSP purchase, and the...

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