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Published on Fri, 03/14/2014 by Royal Bank of Canada

Top 5 ways to prepare for retirement

Top 5 ways to prepare for retirement

“Planning early is the best way for Canadians to ensure they have a fulfilling and active retirement, while also being able to maintain their standard of living.”

It’s never too early to start planning for your retirement. However, many Canadians nearing retirement don’t yet have a plan in place and are worried about their financial future. In fact, 48 per cent of pre-retirees are concerned they will not have enough savings in retirement[1].

Published on Thu, 03/13/2014 by Royal Bank of Canada

Debunking the myths around Annuities

Debunking the myths around Annuities

Annuities are a stable and important part of retirement planning with many benefits attached to them, such as a guaranteed payout and no annual fees.

“It’s important for Canadians to understand annuities and how they can fit into a retirement plan.”

“Annuities have played an integral role in retirement planning for years, yet Canadians often have many misconceptions about the value that annuities can provide,” explains Parul Vora, Head of Wealth Products, RBC Insurance. “It’s important for Canadians to understand annuities and how they can fit into a retirement plan.”

STOP – Rethink It, B.C.! B.C. Businesses Form Coalition To Request Government Halt Recycling Plans

STOP – Rethink It, B.C.! B.C. Businesses Form Coalition To Request Government Halt Recycling Plans

By running in every edition of 130 newspapers across the province and on social media – tagged #RethinkItBC – it will be one of the largest public awareness campaigns ever mounted in B.C.’s history.

Vancouver (March 10th, 2014) – A coalition of business stakeholder groups representing several major sectors of the British Columbia economy announced the launch of a massive province-wide advertising campaign in 130 provincial newspapers to protest regulatory changes involving the recycling of printed-paper and packaging (PPP).

Business Coalition Representing Key Sectors of the BC Economy Will Speak Out Against BC Government’s Recycling Policy Changes

Business Coalition Representing Key Sectors of the BC Economy Will Speak Out Against BC Government’s Recycling Policy Changes

Event Information

03/10/2014 @ 10:00AM
Vancouver

MEDIA ADVISORY

NEWS CONFERENCE – MONDAY 10AM

Vancouver, Sunday, March 9th, 2014 – A coalition of business stakeholder groups representing several major sectors of British Columbia’s economy are holding a press conference today to speak out against regulatory changes to the province’s recycling program and express concern that the BC Government is unwilling to listen to business across BC.

Published on Wed, 03/05/2014 by UFile

Get the best refund this tax season

Get the best refund this tax season

Anxiety is a feeling even the most prepared Canadian can experience when it’s time to complete their tax return. In spite of the concern that comes with our taxes, doesn’t if feel good when you press the button to NETFILE or print your return – especially when a refund is the reward?

Optimizing your tax return means that the calculation performed on the tax information you enter minimizes the amount of tax that you and your family members pay. Simply put, superior optimization means more money in your pocket.

Now that tax season is upon us, it's time to ensure that you will feel this state of euphoria painlessly – and choosing the right tax software can help on your journey.

Published on Mon, 12/16/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Ways you can best choose where your charitable holiday dollars go

Ways you can best choose where your charitable holiday dollars go

Showing your loved ones that you care by making a charitable gift in their name resonates with the true holiday spirit of giving. But with so many options to choose from, where do you start your search for the right charity?

Sorted by sector the Charity 100 provides a helpful overview to get started with charitable gift giving. Choose your sector and find out which charity will spend your money most effectively.

Make sure your charity of choice is registered

A good first step in choosing where to give is a visit the Canada Revenue Agency’s website (www.cra.gc.ca). Here, you can check if the organization you’re interested in is registered until the Income Tax Act, meaning it’s a recognized Canadian charity.

Published on Mon, 12/09/2013 by Be Car Care Aware

Deal or no deal - Understanding your financing agreement

Deal or no deal - Understanding your financing agreement

Depending on your financial circumstances, a longer payment term may be a good option for you; however, always be sure to factor in all of the costs associated with your vehicle.

Buying a new vehicle is exciting, whether it is your first new vehicle or your tenth, but it can also be confusing.  With the 0% financing offers, cash back bonuses, price adjustments, incentives, and $0 down-payment offers that dealers throw our way; it can be hard to decipher just how much a new vehicle really costs. So how do you know if you’ve walked away with a good deal?

Published on Mon, 11/25/2013 by Be Car Care Aware

Are you ready for winter?

Are you ready for winter?

Top up your fuel tank more often. The air volume in your tank contains moisture that can freeze your fuel lines in cold temperatures.

November, 2013 - There’s no sense in denying it, winter is almost here. By now, you’ve probably shoved your summer attire to the back of the closet, taken out your winter boots and coats, and broken out your cozy winter sweaters. In other words, you’ve gotten yourself ready to face the cold, but have you done the same for your vehicle?

Published on Thu, 10/31/2013 by Trend Micro

Internet Safety for Seniors

Internet Safety for Seniors

Internet safety has always been an important subject for parents and their children. However, increasingly people are beginning to realize that they need to also educate their own parents on this topic.

“Protecting yourself can be easy when you make cyber safety a priority. Become aware of the most common threats and risk to your online security.”

- George McTaggart, Director, Trend Micro

WithIn Canada, the fastest growing age group joining Facebook is 65 and older; in fact 53% of all seniors are on the internet everyday. Unfortunately, there are also more and more sophisticated schemes criminals trying to scam internet users for their own financial gain.

So how do seniors take control of their own cyber security and enjoy safe surfing?

Published on Wed, 10/23/2013 by Be Car Care Aware

Five Easy Steps to Getting Your Car Ready for Winter

Five Easy Steps to Getting Your Car Ready for Winter

Spark plugs wear out over time, and as they get older, they lose their ability to spark properly. This affects your engine's performance and results in a loss of power.

October 2013, Ottawa – October is Car Safety Month - a time to ensure that your vehicle is ready to safely take on winter’s nasty weather conditions. That’s why the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s Be Car Care Aware program and the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) have teamed up to help Canadians prepare for winter by supplying them with easy preventative maintenance tips that will keep their vehicles running safely and efficiently.

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