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For long-term savings: Short-term Bond ETFs vs High-interest Savings Accounts

In the Summer 2015 edition of MoneySense magazine, the article Value Hunter (Cash cows for your portfolio) by Norm Rothery, recommends replacing High-interest Savings Accounts (HISAs) with Short-term ...
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If I have a lot of debt and the housing market is rising, should I rent and slowly pay off my debt or buy and roll the debt into a mortgage?

I'm a Canadian divorcee who walked away from marriage with debt. I have a great income, but I owe $60K on a line of credit and credit card debt as a result of litigation. I pay $1,500/month in rent. ...
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How do Ontarians calculate optimal RRSP contribution?

Pls see my dad in Ontario's facts. He maxed out his TFSA, and his annual pre-tax income (henceforward "APTI") is $50K. CRA website shows his 2019 RRSP deduction limit is $100K. If I understood this ...
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Is it a good idea for me to divert savings to pay off my debt?

I own a car which I had bought under desperation and stupidly agreed to pay a high interest rate (8%). Recently, I used money from my line of credit, which was at 6%, to pay off my car loan. Now I ...
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Whether to prepay mortgage or invest in stocks

If at the end of the year, I have 10k in hand that I want to save/invest and these are my options: 1.Prepay into mortgage. Rate is 2.1% 2.Invest in stocks and I know I can get at least 7 % return. ...
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Contribute to RRSP without deducting?

I am in a lower income bracket, however, like the idea of contributing to an RRSP because any earnings within the plan are tax-exempt. Is it possible to contribute to my RRSP, but not have it deduct ...
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How can my Canadian friend send me money in the United States? [duplicate]

I purchased some merchandise for a friend who lives in Canada. She wants to pay me for these items. What is the best way for her to do this?
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Bankruptcy discharged in 2004 and Consumer Proposal in Jan. 2015: Worthwhile to try to apply for a mortgage now?

I assume that mortgage lenders can no longer see my aunt's bankruptcy (that my aunt's credit reports do not show) because it is past 7 years. Now responsibly using 2 Credit Cards, my aunt accepts ...
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Taxation on DRIPs in Canada

I am starting to invest in DRIPs, as I believe they would be the best investment for me at my current point in life. I am reading some other questions here, and people are stating that the income, ...
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self directed RRSP for a non resident

I am a US resident and want to take money out of my superannuation municipal plan and have it converted to an RRSP. However, some banks don't allow you to obtain a self directed RRSP if you are not ...
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How to transfer money more cheaply from Hong Kong to Canada, without HSBC? [closed]

I live in Toronto, Canada. About every 2 months, with HSBC's "Global Transfers" tool, I used to send myself money from my HSBC account in Hong Kong to my HSBC account in Canada. Because I now need ...
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Error wire transfer into intermediary bank [duplicate]

I want to know how many days does it take for a cancelled wire transfer to be reversed into my account.
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Difference between bank rate and prime rate

What is the difference between the bank rate and the prime rate? The prime rate is the rate at which banks lend each other money, but what is the bank rate?