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Money and Credit

Money and Credit

Q: I’ve recently come to Canada and I’ve been trying to obtain credit, but I’m finding it’s difficult as a newcomer. What advice do you have? A: As a new immigrant, there are some basic steps you can take to begin the process of building your credit history. First,...
An immigrant’s guide to saving

An immigrant’s guide to saving

You had to show proof of substantial savings in order to immigrate to Canada, so you already know how to save. Don’t stop now! Saving now that you’re in Canada is even more important. Of course, it may take some time to find a good job, so you will be dipping into...
Retirement

Retirement

Saving for your golden years (a.k.a. your retirement) is an important aspect of building up your savings. Most employment in Canada does not come with retirement pension packages. There are exceptions, such as certain government or union jobs, but most Canadians are...

RRSP, TFSA, and Other Forms of Investing

Saving for retirement is one of those financial moves that many people postpone for much too long. Whether for lack of information or sheer neglect, failing to plan for old age is a mistake many live to regret. The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) covers only a fraction of...