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The importance of financial planning for same-sex couples

Planning for retirement. Buying a new home. Stowing money in an emergency fund during uncertain times. Saving for college. Goals are similar whether for same-sex couples or opposite-sex couples. Since…

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What the 2021 mortgage stress test means for you

Well, the real estate market is booming (again). Canada’s hot housing market has been dominating headlines across news cycles, particularly a recent announcement from the Office of the Superintendent of…

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Tips for budgeting for a home renovation | Global Morning News

   A recent study found nearly half of BC homeowners have completed a significant home improvement project during the pandemic. Of course, a reno of any size requires a…

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Home buying myths debunked | Global Morning News

  According to the real-estate board of Greater Vancouver, Lower Mainland home sales are far above the 10 year average. And in a hot market like this it is easy…

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Guide for first-time homebuyers: Stage three—closing on your home successfully

When you’re purchasing a home, the last step is called the closing process. If you are reading this, then you may be ready to finalize the last details of your…

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Guide for first-time homebuyers: Stage two—surviving the mortgage process

Your offer was accepted on a home you really like! But don’t pop the cork just yet. As much as you want to celebrate, it’s time to get serious and…

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Your new home: Demystifying the down payment

If you’ve got “real estate fever,” it’s most likely not by accident: Pent-up demand and lower household spending as a result of the lockdown have caused the Canadian housing market…

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4 things you need to know about the 2021 tax season

The COVID-19 pandemic has, and continues to, impact every aspect of our lives. And for many the pandemic has had a direct impact on finances. As we approach the tax…

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How CERB could impact your taxes | Global Morning News

  This past year many British Columbians received CERB or other emergency benefits to help them through the economic impact of COVID-19. But those benefits could have a major impact…

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The start of the school year is an exciting time. It means giddy reunions with your friends, welcome back parties, cracking open… brand new notebooks, lugging textbooks across campus, nuking…

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How to set a budget you’ll actually use

Budgets. A word many people dread because of its association with restrictions, hassle, and headaches. Budgets are designed to make your life easier and keep you on track to reaching your…

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What to do with your tax refund

A refund is basically free money, right? Once you receive your tax return, your knee-jerk reaction may be to spend it on a new spring wardrobe or hop on a…