Finance and Business

Published on Tue, 08/21/2012 by RBC Insurance

How Canadian Farmers Can Effectively Manage Price Risk

How Canadian Farmers Can Effectively Manage Price Risk

For Canada's agricultural producers, a profitable year of farming depends on successfully managing multiple, and often simultaneous, sources of risk such as weather, market prices and disease. Of all the risks faced by producers, the major one is price risk.

Published on Mon, 07/23/2012 by RBC Insurance

Buying a used car? Here's what you need to know

Buying a used car? Here's what you need to know

In today’s economic environment, many Canadians are opting to purchase used cars to help save money. By doing this, drivers can also save anywhere from five to 25 per cent on auto insurance premiums for vehicles five years and older.

Published on Mon, 07/23/2012 by RBC Insurance

Buying car insurance? Look for the best value, not the best deal

Buying car insurance? Look for the best value, not the best deal

With the current uncertain economic climate, more Canadians are looking for creative ways to cut costs. So it's no surprise that vehicle owners are shopping around for better deals on their car insurance.

Published on Tue, 06/26/2012 by National Aboriginal Economic Development Board

The NAEDB Launches First of its Kind Report on the State of Aboriginal Economic Development

The NAEDB Launches First of its Kind Report on the State of Aboriginal Economic Development

Report shows measureable gains, but gaps persist

Osoyoos, British Columbia - June 26, 2012 -- The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB), will be releasing its findings today for the first-of-its-kind study, "The Aboriginal Economic Benchmarking Report", during the 2012 Aboriginal Economic Leadership Summit in Osoyoos, BC.

Published on Thu, 06/14/2012 by RBC Insurance

Car accident do's and don'ts - Tips you need to know

Car accident do's and don'ts - Tips you need to know

Car accidents can be overwhelming and confusing, but knowing what to do can help alleviate some of the stress.

"Being in a car accident is an unnerving experience so it's easy to lose focus in the moments afterward," says Tim Bzowey, vice president, Home and Auto, RBC Insurance. "However, if prepared, drivers can avoid making harmful and expensive decisions immediately following a collision."

Here are a few things to keep in mind if you're ever in a car accident:

Do:

Published on Tue, 05/29/2012 by RBC Insurance

Planning to lend your car? Here's what you need to know

Planning to lend your car? Here's what you need to know

Many vehicle owners may not be aware of the risks they take when they lend their vehicle to a friend or family member.

"When you lend your car to another driver, you are also lending your insurance and good driving record," explains Tim Bzowey, vice president, Home and Auto, RBC Insurance. "For example, if a friend gets in an accident while driving your car, it' important to understand that it's your insurance policy that provides coverage and your future premiums could be affected."

If you do decide to lend your car, consider the following:

Published on Mon, 05/14/2012 by BASF Canada

Opportunities in wheat have never been greater

Opportunities in wheat have never been greater

Can wheat make the move from rotational crop to viable cash crop? With so many changes in the way wheat will be marketed and possibly graded, combined with advances in disease management, many in the industry are saying the timing is right.

"We're certainly seeing a good growth opportunity in wheat in western Canada," says Blair Rutter, Executive Director of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association. "The prairies are well-positioned to gain a growing share of the American market, especially as U.S. farmers increasingly shift to corn and soybeans."

Published on Fri, 04/13/2012 by Natural Health Practitioners of Canada

Focus on Wellness and Fitness

Focus on Wellness and Fitness

The Holistic Health & Fitness Tax Credit

As part of the PC Party election platform Premier Alison Redford has promised a Children's Physical Activity Tax Credit and Seniors' Activity Tax Credit. The tax credits will coax the young and old to participate in physical activity programs to enhance their health and wellness and reduce the burden of illness on Alberta's health care system. I suspect that most would think this is a great idea. But are these proposed tax benefits enough?

Published on Thu, 03/15/2012 by UFile

Taxes don't have to be a pain

Taxes don't have to be a pain

Tax season is something few of us look forward to. The time and "math" are not ideal -- but something we all look forward to is the refund.

One way to ease the pain of tax season and start focusing on planning for what to do with your refund is by filing taxes online, using a quality tax software program and NETFILE. Math skills are not required, the cost is minimal and many Canadians are even eligible to file for free.

Here are 3 tax tips to make your life as easy and rich as possible:

Published on Thu, 03/15/2012 by UFile

Tax Tips for Seniors

Tax Tips for Seniors

Tax season is upon us once again.

For the many Canadians who may not have considered or have been uneasy about using technology to file their taxes, tax software companies offer an easy way to ensure that income taxes are filed quickly and accurately.

Living on a fixed income can be difficult at times, so it is important to remember to file your tax return, as there may be benefits that you are entitled to.
Luckily there are a number of ways that seniors can maximize their refund in 2012, if they know where to look.

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