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Bitcoin basics

You’ve probably heard the buzz about bitcoin in the last few months. The price is up or down, websites hacked, millions made and vanished. It’s all very intriguing, but what exactly is bitcoin? The answer is complicated, because bitcoin is a lot of things. According the the website, “Bitcoin is an innovative payment network

How To Live A Debt Free Life

Lot of people live in debt and don’t have a problem with it. For them, it’s just a way of life and they continue life as normal. For other people though, being in debt us a depressing situation that they feel they can’t cope with when it seems to be out of their control. So

Tax friendly investments can make sense

This is a guest post from Cleo Hamel, Senior Tax Analyst for H&R Block Canada With the economy still uncertain, investing in the current market conditions can be challenging. And nothing is more discouraging than picking a winning investment only to be hit by a big tax bill. But there are investments that can be

Top 5 things to consider when going for a mortgage

Being smart when it comes to money is all about putting into practice what the experts tell you to do. There are always different ways to save money, and new things to consider whether you’re booking a holiday or going for a mortgage. Looking for the right mortgage, can be just as difficult as finding

Canadians Financially Ill-Prepared for Retirement

As the global financial situation becomes ever-more volatile, it seems like certain demographics of people here in Canada are struggling to keep up. However, according to the latest study from a leading banking group, it seems like everyone is finding it tough to keep up with the demands of retirement in later life. The recent

Looking to retire early? CPP changes may make you think twice

This is a guest post from Cleo Hamel, Senior Tax Analyst for H&R Block Canada According to recent Statistics Canada numbers, a 50-year-old worker in 2008 expected to stay in the labour force about 3.5 years longer than the same worker in the mid-1990s. But this does not mean we will enjoy fewer retirement years.