What Are You Doing With That Tax Refund?

What Are You Doing With That Tax Refund?

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Alterna Bank. All opinions are my own. Canadians are usually an optimistic bunch come tax season, with the majority of tax filers expecting to get a refund. In fact, many of us count on a tax refund to pay off...
RRSP Loans: Why You Should (and Shouldn’t) Get One

RRSP Loans: Why You Should (and Shouldn’t) Get One

February is RRSP season, which for many Canadians means an annual trip to the bank to make an RRSP contribution before the deadline (March 1, 2019). It might be tempting to take out a loan if you don’t have the cash available to make a contribution – the rationale...
The Beginner’s Guide To RRSPs

The Beginner’s Guide To RRSPs

More than sixty years after the federal government introduced the Registered Retirement Savings Plan as a vehicle to save for the future, RRSPs still remain one of the cornerstones of retirement planning for Canadians. In fact, as employer pension plans become...

SimpleTax vs. TurboTax: Free Tax Software Comparison

Canadian taxpayers have until April 30th to submit their personal taxes for 2018. Despite that deadline fast approaching many wait until the last minute to prepare and file their taxes. The good news for do-it-yourself tax filers is that basic tax preparation software...
Do You Wait Until The Last Minute To File Your Taxes?

Do You Wait Until The Last Minute To File Your Taxes?

Did you file your taxes yet? You’re not alone. More than one-quarter of Canadians — 28 per cent — find the tax-filing process stressful, confusing and even intimidating, according to a TD survey. Most Canadian income tax returns (and balances owing) are due by...

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