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Planning for boomerang kids

If your adult children return home, you will need a plan to help them get back on their feet. That process begins with having an…

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 8, 2017 January 24, 2018
  • 16:45
Paying down your mortgage

Paying down your mortgage

You can shave thousand of dollars off mortgage interest costs if you boost monthly payments or make an extra lump-sum principal payment

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 24, 2017 January 20, 2018
  • 16:45
Hosting travellers at home

Hosting travellers at home

Renting out a spare bedroom for a short term may seem like a great way to earn extra cash, but there are a number of…

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 10, 2017 January 20, 2018
  • 16:45

Easing the pain of divorce

Marriage and cohabitation agreements can protect each partner’s financial situation should the relationship break down

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 5, 2017 December 15, 2017
  • 10:15

How to ask for a raise

Be prepared to mount a strong case that you deserve more money. And don’t get emotional when discussing money with your employer

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 24, 2017 December 15, 2017
  • 14:45

Insolvency: Starting over

If your debts are overwhelming, there are a couple of ways to get your financial life back in order. And the sooner you take action,…

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 9, 2017 December 15, 2017
  • 17:00

Nurturing charitable giving

The intent to give to charity often is altruistic, but there can be a financial payoff in supporting charitable causes

  • By: IE Staff
  • December 13, 2016 December 15, 2017
  • 12:20

Managing Your Portfolio Online

“Robo-advisors” typically invest your assets in a portfolio of exchange-traded funds, then rebalance your portfolio automatically

LSIFs are a risky proposition

There are tax credits for investing in labour-sponsored investment funds, but most individual investors should steer clear

  • By: IE Staff
  • October 6, 2016 December 15, 2017
  • 08:00

Good debt vs bad debt

Managing your debt properly can help you become debt-free sooner

Dealing with life’s emergencies

You should have the equivalent of about three to six months of your net income set aside so that you can cope with unforeseen events

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 23, 2016 January 29, 2018
  • 14:40

Hiring financial help

Five questions to ask during your first meeting with a financial advisor

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 12, 2016 December 15, 2017
  • 13:30

Investing with ETFs

Most ETFs track the returns of stock market indices, but some newer varieties are actively managed

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 29, 2016 December 15, 2017
  • 06:00

Cottage ownership conundrum

Owning a cottage is not for everyone. Why not rent one for a few summers to see if you’re cut out for cottage life

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 15, 2016 December 15, 2017
  • 10:15

Defining the terms: Part 2

Does some investing lingo leave you in a quandary? We explain a few commonly used terms

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 8, 2016 December 15, 2017
  • 10:00

Teaching your children about money

Learning to distinguish between needs and wants is a key lesson

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 31, 2016 December 15, 2017
  • 10:30

Thinking about downsizing?

Selling the family home requires careful planning. You need to have a realistic idea of what your home is worth and the costs associated with…

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 24, 2016 December 15, 2017
  • 09:00

Life insurance primer

Life insurance can do other things, too, such as leaving a legacy for a cherished beneficiary or covering taxes after death

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 20, 2016 December 15, 2017
  • 16:30

Introducing “From Your Advisor”

Plain language, one-page PDFs you can use to deepen relationships with clients

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 14, 2016 December 15, 2017
  • 00:00

Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs)

Simple powerful TFSAs are great, all-purpose savings accounts. But pay close attention to the rules

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 13, 2016 December 15, 2017
  • 23:40

Target-date mutual funds

If you’re aiming to deliver on specific objectives, such as funding your retirement, target-date mutual funds may be the ticket

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 13, 2016 December 15, 2017
  • 23:30

Building investment knowledge

It is never too early— or too late — to improve your financial literacy

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 13, 2016 December 15, 2017
  • 23:20

Defining the terms

We seek to explain some of the common investment terms that may leave you in a quandary. Part one of a three-part series

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 13, 2016 December 15, 2017
  • 23:10

Investment policy statements

These documents should explain why you are investing and your expected time horizon

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 13, 2016 December 15, 2017
  • 23:00