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Should you use home equity to buy a house for your kids?

Some parents want to help their kids move out by borrowing against their home. Here’s how interest rates and...

Should you use home equity to buy a house for your kids?
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Do you need mortgage life insurance?

Mortgage protection can be a good idea, if for instance you have a condition or illness that might make...

Do you need mortgage life insurance?
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How to avoid probate fees in Canada

Avoiding probate fees in Canada involves implementing strategies such as using beneficiary designations, joint ownership, and establishing trusts to...

How to avoid probate fees in Canada
A niece takes care of her uncle as power of attorney, is not his estate trustee.

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When does the role of power of attorney end—and estate trustee begin?

There are various roles for estate planning, including the POA and the estate trustee. Find out the difference between...

When does the role of power of attorney end—and estate trustee begin?

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Should retirees in their early 70s partly annuitize?

Interest rates have soared in the past year—but annuity payouts, not so much. Find out what makes sense when...

Should retirees in their early 70s partly annuitize?
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How important are wills and estate planning for Canadians?

Learn from an estate administrator exactly what Canadian families should do right now to avoid headaches later.

How important are wills and estate planning for Canadians?
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Is now the time for retirees to sell stocks and buy GICs?

Is now the time for retirees to sell stocks and buy GICs?

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How spouses with joint accounts should claim capital losses

How spouses with joint accounts should claim capital losses

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Women and money: Taking control of your personal finances

Stats show that many high-performing women leave money decisions to their partners—why is that?

Women and money: Taking control of your personal finances

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