Is Our Old Age Security Program Sustainable?

On January 27, 2012 Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that changes would be made to the Old Age Security program. It appears the government is planning to gradually change the OAS system so that the age of eligibility is raised to 67 from age 65. Opposition...

Best Way To Finance Your Very Small Side Business

People launch their own business for a variety of reasons.  Everyone likes to have a few more shekels in their pockets of course but there are plenty of other motivations.  Having your own business, no matter how big or small allows you to be creative in a way few...

How Much Do We Spend On Our Pets?

Pets play a major role in the lives of Canadians.  In fact the pet industry has topped $8.9 billion a year.  Not counting all the rabbits, parakeets and geckos out there, more than half of Canadian households (53%) own a cat or a dog with 13% owning both. Pets Are...

How CARP Benefits Aging Canadians

What is CARP? Yes, I know it’s a fish but CARP also stands for Canadian Association of Retired Persons. It is a national advocacy organization that serves the needs of Canadians age 50 and over. According to CARP’s website, their mandate is to enhance the...

Using Tax Free Savings Accounts In Retirement

Tax Free Savings Accounts are excellent savings vehicles for Canadians.  They can be used for short term savings goals, or as part of a longer term retirement strategy. Canadians start building contribution room in their Tax Free Savings Accounts once they turn 18. ...

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