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Power of Patience

Power of Patience

Trailing Returns of the S&P/TSX Total Return Index Try the calculator below > As the expression says, “patience is a virtue.” Nowhere is this more true than in the world of investing, and here’s why. The nine charts in this calculator show the trailing returns of the S&P/TSX Total Return Index for terms ranging from […]

By October 30, 2014 Read More →
Diversification and Bull Markets

Diversification and Bull Markets

Diversifying your assets among the three main asset classes – stocks, bonds and cash – is an effective way to deal with market risk.

By October 30, 2014 Read More →
Tax Freedom Day 2014 – Infographic

Tax Freedom Day 2014 – Infographic

After accounting for all taxes, the average Canadian family in 2014 will pay $43,435 celebrating Tax Freedom Day on June 9th.

By June 9, 2014 Read More →
Buy or Rent a Home Calculator

Buy or Rent a Home Calculator

This rent versus buy calculator lets you calculate the difference between renting a property and buying a home.

By May 5, 2014 Read More →
Cost of Owning a Dog

Cost of Owning a Dog

Your new best friend brings all kinds of rewards, but also comes at a cost.

By April 30, 2014 Read More →
Tax Time 2014 Infographic

Tax Time 2014 Infographic

This tax time infographic offers details about many of the tax credits and deductions that will help you save money this tax season. Make sure you’re not missing out.

By April 3, 2014 Read More →
Life Insurance Needs Calculator

Life Insurance Needs Calculator

Use this calculator to estimate the amount of life insurance you need to protect your family.

By March 25, 2014 Read More →
Tale of Two RRSPs Calculator

Tale of Two RRSPs Calculator

Explore retirement saving strategies such as increasing your annual RRSP contributions, contribute earlier in the year, start early in life, contribute longer and earn a higher rate of return.

By November 26, 2013 Read More →
Infographic: RRSP Resources

Infographic: RRSP Resources

See the infographic on how to start conversations with clients this RRSP season with infographics.

By November 18, 2013 Read More →
TFSA vs RRSP Calculator

TFSA vs RRSP Calculator

TFSAs and RRSPs help shelter your investment returns from taxes helping you grow your wealth faster. TFSA contributions are not tax deductible but you do not have to pay taxes on the money you withdraw. With an RRSP, contributions are tax deductible but any withdrawals are considered income and you have to pay taxes on […]

By November 7, 2013 Read More →
Infographic: 10 Ways to Grow Your RRSP

Infographic: 10 Ways to Grow Your RRSP

Canadians are increasingly relying on their own resources to fund their retirement. Learn more about strategies to make your RRSP grow and increase your retirement capital.

By November 7, 2013 Read More →
Infographic: Tax Freedom Day Canada 2013

Infographic: Tax Freedom Day Canada 2013

In 2013, the average Canadian family paid almost 44% of their income in taxes. Tax Freedom Day for 2013 fell on June 10th.

By November 4, 2013 Read More →
Cost of Raising a Child

Cost of Raising a Child

No set figure can ever sum up the many decisions parents make regarding the care and feeding of their children. But just for interest’s sake, try the calculator.

By October 26, 2013 Read More →
Retirement Calculators

Retirement Calculators

Find out if you are saving enough and what options are available so you can retire financially secure.

By October 25, 2013 Read More →
Olympic Countdown Calculator

Olympic Countdown Calculator

Find out how long until the next Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

By October 24, 2013 Read More →
Pedometer Conversion Calculator

Pedometer Conversion Calculator

Convert the steps on your pedometer into miles of kilometres with these calculators.

By October 24, 2013 Read More →
Life Expectancy Calculator

Life Expectancy Calculator

Estimate of the number of years a person would be expected to live, based on age- and sex-specific mortality rates for a given period.

By October 23, 2013 Read More →
Wage Paycheck Calculator

Wage Paycheck Calculator

Use this income calculator to convert a given wage to an equivalent hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly salary.

By October 22, 2013 Read More →
Paint Calculator

Paint Calculator

Before you buy the paint, try the paint calculator to find out exactly how much paint you’ll need to makeover your space.

By October 17, 2013 Read More →
Metric Conversion Calculator

Metric Conversion Calculator

Try this calculator to convert to and from metric measurements.

By October 16, 2013 Read More →
The Ultimate Mortgage Checklist

The Ultimate Mortgage Checklist

Negotiating your mortgage can seem like a maze of unknowns. This comprehensive list of 63 questions will help you get the best deal.

By October 16, 2013 Read More →
Cost of Owning a Horse

Cost of Owning a Horse

Ever dreamed of owning a horse? Learn more about the the costs of ownership.

By October 15, 2013 Read More →
Health & Well Being Calculators

Health & Well Being Calculators

These calculators will help you take care of yourself to ensure your well-being.

By October 3, 2013 Read More →
Smarter Spending

Smarter Spending

When you start to spend smarter and invest the savings, things start to add up quickly.

By August 25, 2013 Read More →
Is it Worth the Drive for Cheaper Gas?

Is it Worth the Drive for Cheaper Gas?

Use this calculator to see how much you can save if you drive to a station with cheaper gas.

By May 28, 2013 Read More →
Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

Paying yourself is one of the best ways to build up your retirement nest egg.

By April 3, 2013 Read More →
First-time Donor’s Super Credit

First-time Donor’s Super Credit

Learn the difference the First-Time Donor’s Super Credit makes when you donate to charity.

By March 27, 2013 Read More →
Real Rate of Return Calculator

Real Rate of Return Calculator

This calculator determines the real rate of return on an investment after taking taxes and inflation into account, and illustrates what the investment will be worth, in after tax dollars.

By July 30, 2012 Read More →
Importance of Higher Returns

Importance of Higher Returns

Earning the highest rate of return your risk tolerance will permit can make a dramatic difference.

By July 20, 2012 Read More →
Life Insurance Buyer’s Checklist

Life Insurance Buyer’s Checklist

Use this checklist to help find the right life insurance policy that best meets your needs.

By July 19, 2012 Read More →
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