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Alberta couple with three homes needs to simplify their finances before retirement

Situation: Couple with solid net worth needs to reduce complexity for worry-free retirementSolution: Sell the cottage, fill RRSP...

Why retirement planning needs to be a major political issue in 2019 and beyond

Jason Heath: In much the same way governments have encouraged people to save and contribute to their RRSPs using tax refunds, they may need...

What retirees need to know if they plan to defer Old Age Security benefits...

If you lack an employer defined benefit pension, the prospect of higher CPP and OAS benefits is not to be dismissed lightly.File Photo

This Ontario couple is riding rental cash flow to a five-star retirement

Situation: Couple worries mortgage payments on four rental units may be a drag on retirement plansSolution: Keep the...

Minimize your 2018 tax bill with these seven last-minute tips

There are a few steps you can take before the year ends to save money on your 2018 tax return./iStockphoto

Federal tax changes coming into effect as new year begins includes a hike in...

Workers will see an increase in Canada Pension Plan premiums coming off their paycheques — the first of five years of hikes to...

Possible tax relief looming for U.S. citizens living in Canada

The U.S. is effectively the only country in the world that currently imposes citizenship-based taxation in that it taxes all its citizens regardless of...

‘A lifetime of careful planning’ means couple with medical issues still on track for...

This couple pays substantial management fees totalling 1.9 per cent, which is a lot for their level of assets.Illustration by Chloe Cushman/National Post files

What you need to know if you are considering getting a divorce in 2019

The financial consequences of a separation are far-reaching and long-lasting. Look before you leap.Postmedia News files A New Yorker...

Tax tips to kickstart 2019 for every age group, from teens to seniors

Attention teens: Earned income in 2018 could create RRSP contribution room that may be used in future years.Illustration by Chloe Cushman/National Post files

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Ottawa ready for its Hollywood North close-up as tight-knit film community...

A massive movie set under construction in an east-end Ottawa location as Penthouse North featuring Michael Keaton and Michelle Monaghan, is filmed.

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