March 13 roundup - MoneySense

March 13 roundup

On spring hiring intentions, whether markets generate real prosperity and how inheritances are handled when debt is involved.


•Job-hunters can find some comfort in a recent poll that suggests Canadian employers are adding to spring payrolls. Manpower found 21% of respondents plan to hire additional staff while only 5% expect to slash headcount. The majority expect no change in their staffing levels.

• Markets are still the “best generator of prosperity,” according to Bank of Canada deputy governor Tiff Macklem. He addressed the growing income gap on a recent trip to Brazil.

• Estate Law Canada blog author Lynne Butler explains what happens to an inheritance when debts are involved. You may be surprised to learn that realty gifts, like cars and cottages, can be safer than cash.