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Using digital tools to automate your financial plan

Financial plan, Investing, Organization, Personal Finance, RESP, RRSP, Saving, Spending

Using digital tools to automate your financial plan

Set it and forget it. Automating your budget and savings for things like groceries is one of the best ways to stay on track financially. I’m envious of people that have a long memory. My granny can recount names, addresses, birthdays, anniversaries, outfits people wore…

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The 411 on RRSPs

President & Founder of @MeVestMoney, @Lesleyscorgie, explains RRSPs and why Canadians should look into contributing.https://t.co/VDV9jNToep — Breakfast Television Toronto (@BTtoronto) February 21, 2018   Q. Why should Canadians care about RRSPs? A. Hands-down, the RRSP tool is the most powerful retirement savings vehicle for most…

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Gender-diverse Investing with Raj Lala

[youtube]https://youtu.be/beLynxK0VSw[/youtube] Raj Lala, and his team at Evolve ETFs, recently launched HERS, which is the first Canadian gender-diverse ETF.   It can be a challenge to research the gender-diversity policies and practices of companies in North America. That’s where relying on non-profit organizations like Equileap…

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Women-focused Businesses are More Profitable

During the month of November, organizations in Canada like WXN and Women of Influence, celebrate the career accomplishments of women.  The subject of gender diversity and women in the workplace is active around the dinner table, but not only that, the subject of has been influencing the markets and investment decisions made…

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Thinking of paying off your HBP early? Think again.

Let’s face it. Most first-time home buyers need a serious financial boost for their downpayment so many turn to the Home Buyer Plan (HBP). With the HBP you and your partner can borrow up to $25,000 each, tax-free from your RRSP. You’ll have 15 years to repay…

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How to Make the Most of Your Tax Refund

Taxes for the 2016 tax year are due April 30, 2017 at midnight. So, if you haven’t filed yet, get on it! According to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the average tax refund in Canada is approximately $1,600 and a total of $127 billion is collected…

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What You Need to Know About the Looming RRSP Deadline

We’ve got answers to your  RRSP questions. Q 1. The RRSP deadline is looming and you might be feeling pressured to contribute, but is it always the right choice for everyone? Not necessarily. If you simply can’t afford to make an RRSP contribution because you…

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Save the Date for our Free RRSP Webinar

One question we’re asked often is ‘should I contribute more money to my RRSP?’ We are here to help! Join us on February 15th , 2017 at 8pm EST for a 45min webinar hosted by MeVest founder Lesley-Anne Scorgie. We’ll help you learn how to:…

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The Financial Procrastinator’s Checklist

There is still time to end 2016 on a strong financial note. Tackle these ‘must-do’ activities. 1. Increase your bi-weekly contributions to your RRSP by $20. That’s the equivalent of two lunches and it adds up to just over $500 per year. If you keep…

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How do I even start investing?

Investing can seem like a scary prospect. As a new investor (or about to be investor), start with what type of investments you want to make: Mutual Funds, Index Funds and GICs (bank products) or Stocks, Bonds and ETFs (self directed). If you want to…

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Metro’s Money Makeover: Yolanda’s Surprise Discovery

The challenge: Metro’s finance guru Lesley-Anne Scorgie has 11 weeks remaining to transform the finances of two recent graduates — Annick, 24, and Yolanda, 27 — by helping them get out of debt, save money and track their spending. This week we’ll focus on Yolanda. A…

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Top 5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Taxes

Tax evasion is illegal, but avoiding paying unnecessary taxes is not. There are a number of totally legit ways to reduce your tax bill, which will help you protect your net worth. 1) RRSP Contributions Nearly anyone can have a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)….

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