Just How Big is the Canadian Mortgage Market Really?

Just How Big is the Canadian Mortgage Market Really?

With all the government changes happening in the mortgage market right now, the good people over at Mortgage Professionals Canada via their online publication Canadian Mortgage Trends just published an interesting couple of articles on their blog. Most recently...
RRSP Basics: Questions Answered

RRSP Basics: Questions Answered

Guest post by Randy Cass, Welcome to RRSP season, otherwise known as the one time of year you’ll willingly read an article with RRSP in the title. It’s not a traditionally exciting topic, we get it, but it’s an important one. A little planning now will pay off big...
How much does the average Canadian spend on Christmas gifts?

How much does the average Canadian spend on Christmas gifts?

Your heart pounds and your hands are sweaty. It’s not a race, but it feels like one. Will you get your gifts checked off your list in time? Will you have enough cash to cover all your purchases? Will you be paying off your credit card for the next three months? The...
When Prime Rates Differ?

When Prime Rates Differ?

Although the recent changes to mortgage qualification introduced by the government were intended to create stability in the Canadian housing market, the unintended consequences might have been to make the waters a little muddier. For the first time, it looks like...
How To Save $1 Million For Retirement

How To Save $1 Million For Retirement

Starting to save early for retirement is extremely beneficial in the long run, especially if you have the dream of retiring with $1 million as so many Canadians do. It’s not an easy feat, but for most Canadians, retiring with $1 million is a realistic goal. You most...
Saving for a Downpayment? Some Advice Along the Way!

Saving for a Downpayment? Some Advice Along the Way!

If you are looking to purchase a property in the next while, you probably already know that you need at least 5% of the purchase price as a downpayment. Saving a bigger downpayment, let’s say 10%, certainly increases your chances of securing financing. While...