House in hands, mortgage, home insurance

A different kind of home insurance

If an accident or illness, a disability or even death claimed one of the unique and irreplaceable people in your life, what would you do? There are some financial consequences that you could alleviate with the right insurance coverage.

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Water skiing cottage

Financing your fun

There are things you need to pay for like your home and car and there are things you may want to pay for like a cottage or boat,

Tropical vacation

Margaritas in moderation

Travel, fun, new experiences in new places, a few days in paradise.  Is that your definition of the perfect vacation?  Whatever your vacation dream might be, there’s one

Piggy Bank

Reclaim debt control – save time and money, too

If you are carrying various forms of debt and making multiple, sometimes high-interest, payments each month debt consolidation could be the best way to manage your money, your

Milton Ontario News

Extra, Extra: April 20, 2012

Extra, extra is a rundown of all of the Milton, Ontario-related news headlines we missed earlier that you ought to care about or ought not to miss. This

Jason Laramee

Area families facing financial ruin after dealing with shady broker

Everything was going according to plan for Cindy and Larry Stevens. For 35 years, the stay-at-home mom and her maintenance worker husband planned for an early retirement. In 2005,

Silicon Halton

Silicon Halton February Meetup

This month, Silicon Halton is back in Milton. The February track is business optimization. Join Silicon Halton at Ned Devine's on February 14th to learn the Top 10

Value of Loonie Canadian Dollar vs. American Dollar

A loonie-powered portfolio

Over the past year, the Canadian dollar – the Loonie - is doing well relative to the U.S. dollar and many other major global currencies. But for Canadians

Womentum Networking Group

Womentum Milton chapter set to launch

From Womentum: An amazing opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs to support and learn from each other as we grow and expand our businesses. We meet once a month and

Canada Revenue Agency Small Business Seminar Series

CRA Small Business Seminar Series coming to Milton

These seminars are for people who have just started or are about to start a small business. You can register for all or just a part of the

House in hands, mortgage, home insurance

Mortgage vs. RRSP: What makes most sense?

It’s a question many people ask themselves as tax season approaches: Pay down the mortgage or top up the RRSP? Both are investments in the future — with mortgage

Seven ways to slash your spending this year

According to a recent Manulife Financial poll, a record number of us are focused on tackling our debts. Nearly 30 per cent of Canadians say their top priority

Are you ‘average’? Definitely not!

Here’s one dictionary definition of average:  Lacking any extraordinary, untypical, or exceptional characteristic.  Does that describe you?  Of course not – you are unique.  Yet, many Canadians will

Tax Return Canada Revenue Agency

7 tax credits people overlook

Having trouble telling your tax deductions from your credits? Personal income tax software does most of the work for tax-filers these days, but experts say that opportunities for

When it makes sense to borrow for your RRSP

Loans are a part of life for most Canadians.  We take out loans to pay for our cars and our homes, for vacations, furniture and TVs.  And, at

Wild Wing Milton

Wing Wars: Wild Wing sues American competitor

Ontario’s poultry-pushing pugilist and self-styled chicken-wing king, is girding for a fight. Rick Smiciklas, the founder and owner of the Aurora, Ont.-based Wild Wing sports bar franchise — and also

Planning for later retirement

Planning to live longer

An old saying remarks “what a difference a day makes”. But how about ten years or even twenty?  What kind of difference would that make to your retirement

Time for a portfolio check-up

Your personal health is important to you. That’s why you have periodic check-ups, follow your doctor’s recommendations on diet and exercise, and take your medications. Your financial life

Tax Return Canada Revenue Agency

Last minute tax-saving tactics in 3D

The most effective way to save the most on your personal taxes is to make tax-planning a year-round activity. But, life is life, and things – like tax-planning

Apple passes Microsoft in Market Cap

Back in March, Microsoft was over $50 billion ahead of Apple in market cap. That gap was still huge, but it was the closest the two had been

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