Taxes are a bane for just about everyone except accountants, but they are an inevitable fact of life. The rules are constantly changing and it can seem like the deck is stacked against the honest taxpayer. Don’t despair though; there are still simple ways for Canadians to limit their tax exposure.Continue Reading


Mid-week mortgage rates relatively flat Average rates for the most popular mortgage types showed only minor variations yesterday, with the exception of 30-year FHA averages falling a tenth of a point. Overall, rates are down slightly from a week ago. Macroeconomic factors have kept the mortgage market relatively steady overContinue Reading


SQ beat on earnings, revenue, and gross payment volume Key Takeaways Gross payment volume surpassed analysts’ expectations. Gross payment volume measures the total dollar amount of card payments processed by sellers on Square’s payment ecosystem. Square’s bitcoin revenue rose 1,047% compared to the year-ago quarter. Square Earnings Results Metric Beat/Miss/MatchContinue Reading


Potential Costs of Surrogacy/Insemination    Estimated Cost Sperm – Anonymous Donor $25 – $300 for optional testing Sperm – Anonymous Donor $300 – $1,500 per vial Sperm Freezing $250 – $1,500 Sperm Storage Fees $175 – $750 per year Egg Freezing $7,000 – $12,000 Egg Storage Fees $350 – $700Continue Reading


ROKU beat on earnings and revenue but came up short on active accounts growth Key Takeaways Active accounts climbed by 34.7% to 53.6 million, below analyst predictions. Roku’s user base is a key measure of the company’s ability to generate advertising revenue. Streaming hours increased by 48.8% year over year,Continue Reading


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When the calendar year draws to a close, many Canadians are deluged with advice, free and otherwise, about what to do with their registered retirement savings plan (RRSP). January marks a hazy line in contributions. It is the last chance for registered education savings plan (RESP) contributions and is also consideredContinue Reading


Figuring out how to pay for college can be both difficult and confusing. This is especially true for LGBTQ students because some face the barrier of not receiving parental support or guidance. The College Board estimates that the average price of undergraduate tuition, fees, and room and board were aroundContinue Reading