March 5 roundup - MoneySense

March 5 roundup

On new cheque rules for banks, home sales forecasts for 2012 and how to tailor saving and investment strategies after a major job change.

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•The federal government is making good on a promise to let you access your money quicker. Minister of State for Finance Ted Menzies said Monday that starting this summer, banks will only be able to hold personal cheques up to four days, not seven.

•Here’s some good news for homeowners hoping to sell in 2012. The Canadian Real Estate Association said the number of home sales will grow by 0.3% with prices holding steady except in Vancouver where a drop-off in multi-million dollar sales activity is expected.

•Boomer and Echo examines how to tailor saving and investment strategies after a job change. Read the full blog post to find out why RRSPs might take a back seat to defined benefit pension plans .

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