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BMO Nesbitt Burns Study Identifies Canada’s “Savviest” Investors

BMO Nesbitt Burns Study Identifies Canada’s “Savviest” Investors

Canadians are generally confident in managing their financial investment portfolios

A national study by BMO Nesbitt Burns reveals that most Canadians hold investments and are confident they are managing their portfolios well. However, only a narrow majority have a financial plan in place.

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So what’s stopping you?

So what’s stopping you?

By Tammy Johnston

I am fascinated by the infamous “they” and the monstrous “what if”.  The unknowable people whose opinions matter so much to the vast majority of us.  We can’t do that for fear of what “they” will think.  We can’t do this because “what if” that happens.  So we stop ourselves.  We hold ourselves back.  We settle for mediocre, even painful, because of the irrational, unnamable fears that run around in our heads. Continue Reading

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Canadian consumer spending grows in second quarter

Canadian consumer spending grows in second quarter

Fast food saw the greatest increase of 11.25 percent in dollars spent by Canadian consumers

Moneris Solutions announced recently that the Canadian retail economy saw a 3.8 percent increase across the country in consumer spending, compared to the same period last year and surpassing the first quarter of 2011.

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Interactive activity book teaches children the value of money

Interactive activity book teaches children the value of money

The Toronto Star has launched an interactive activity book for children ages seven to 14 years old entitled Do You See a Money Tree? to help educate children on money.

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Calgary small business owners in high spirits despite working the longest hours

Calgary small business owners in high spirits despite working the longest hours

According to the 2011 TD Canada Trust Small Business Survey, six out of 10 small business owners in Calgary are happy despite working more hours than owners in other major cities.

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Electronic payment adoption critical for efficient cash management

Electronic payment adoption critical for efficient cash management

Corporations are aware of the advantages in adopting electronic fund transfer systems

A new survey finds that technological barriers are slowing the adoption of electronic payments by Canadian companies.

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Growing up strong

Growing up strong

By Tammy Johnston

I was reading an article early this week about over protective parents and how they are crippling their children.  I couldn’t agree more.  Unfortunately, I see more children being destroyed by over-mothering than ever before.  Under the guise of love and protection these well-meaning people are stealing valuable lessons from the kids. Continue Reading

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BMO study reveals one-third of affluent are new Canadians

BMO study reveals one-third of affluent are new Canadians

96 percent of the newly rich and powerful keeps their assets and ownerships within Canada

BMO Harris Private Banking released recently the results of a comprehensive study revealing that 30 percent of high-net worth Canadians – those with investable assets of $1 million or more – are non-natives. Continue Reading

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Natural disaster victims to receive taxpayer relief provisions

Natural disaster victims to receive taxpayer relief provisions

The Canada Revenue Agency wants Canadians who suffered from natural disasters like flooding and wildfire to know that it cares. Taxpayers unable to file returns on time will be able to take advantage of taxpayer relief provisions.

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Total debt per Canadian rose by $1,000 from 2010

Total debt per Canadian rose by $1,000 from 2010

TransUnion’s analyses involves Canadian credit card and automotive lending trends

A report by TransUnion says that the total debt per customer for the country grew by 4.5 percent from $24,497 in the first quarter of 2010 to $25,597 in the same period this year. Continue Reading

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