Your financial adviser’s interests may not align with yours

Do your homework. Look with a critical eye at your service providers. After all, it is your money

Your financial adviser’s interests may not align with yoursThe tax free savings account market continues to be a great unknown for many Canadians and the big banks apparently aren’t helping. Recently, I asked readers if they were among the six million Canadians with the savings accounts known as TFSAs, and if they truly understood the value those accounts represented – and the flexibility they offered investors. “The pitiful…

Tax free savings accounts: controlling your financial destiny

Too few Canadians know they can use TFSA funds to invest in ventures that could bring big gains (and cost nothing in tax)

Tax free savings accounts: controlling your financial destinyAre you are one of the six million Canadians who have opened a tax free savings account (TFSA)? Have you ever wondered about the real purpose of these accounts? You’re not alone. Millions of Canadians are unaware of the potential windfall that former finance minister Jim Flaherty handed them in 2009 when he introduced TFSAs. TSFAs were…

12 businesses you could start right now

The key to success is finding something you are good at, and then figuring out how you can be different

12 businesses you could start right nowMore people than ever are using the internet to start their own businesses. All you need is a good web host (check out bestwebhosting.co.uk for some ideas), a CMS or e-commerce platform, and an internet connection. But what kind of business should you start? Keep reading for a few ideas. Consulting: If you’ve got the…
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