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How do I Beat Inflation?

How do I beat inflation? Everyone wants to know these days, with the quickly increasing costs of food, energy, rent, used cars, and consumer goods front and centre in our minds. Add on weather-related disasters, supply chain disruptions, and record money printing and deficit spending by governments, and inflationary pressures look downright scary. Since the middle of 2020, living costs…

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Money News – November 2021

Personal Finance in the News – November 2021: Welcome to Money News – November 2021! This month we look at rising inflation, its impact on taxes, and further extensions to Canada’s Covid benefits. Read and Watch: Inflation continues to run hot in the US and Canada, where the rates of inflation have hit 6.2% and 4.7% respectively. This is the…

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Money News – October 2021

Personal Finance in the News – October 2021: Welcome to Money News – October 2021, and Happy Halloween! This month we look at the end of the Canada Recovery Benefit, the state of Canada’s housing market, and shifting mortgage market dynamics. This update also covers North America’s ongoing labour shortage, and if it pays to be in a relationship. Read…

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Free Macro Economic Resources

Free Macro Economic Resources Welcome to My Money Moves third video. Here I discuss free macro economic resources and what websites I use personally. The content was produced for my employer but it is likely applicable to many readers here too. Enjoy! For more on investing basics check out Investing for Beginners and Make the Most of Your Investments, or…

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Money News – May 2021

Personal Finance in the News – May 2021: Welcome to Money News – May 2021! Noteworthy news this month includes reflections on past inflation cycles, changes to the housing market with stricter stress tests starting June 1, and banks misplacing their clients’ money. Read: A lot of people are talking about inflation after both US and Canadian inflation accelerated at…

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Money News – April 2021

Personal Finance in the News – April 2021: Welcome to Money News – April 2021! I have three noteworthy news topics for you this month. We’ll cover Canada’s new taxes, inflation, and the upcoming April 2021 tax deadline.   Read: The Federal Government has released its first budget in two years. This budget proposes a host of new taxes. Jamie…

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Housing Market Solutions

Sky high real estate prices, bidding wars, and bully offers have many Canadians asking about housing market solutions in this country. Recently, Rob Carrick and Erin Anderssen from the Globe & Mail sent out a Tweet asking Canadians to weigh in on potential solutions. I decided to add my two cents. Below is a copy of what I wrote. Central…

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Money News – January 2021

Personal Finance in the News – January 2021: Welcome to Money News – January 2021! I have four noteworthy news topics for you this month. Read: For those of you interested in stocks, this month has been bonkers, with the market ripping higher. Most noteworthily, an online community of individual investors (often called retail investors) has taken aim at institutional…

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Make the Most of Your Investments

Introduction How do you make the most of your investments? Once you’ve mastered the basics, this is the next big question. In my experience, there are four main areas to consider to maximize your investments. This is true regardless of whether you’re a DIY investor or working with a financial advisor. In this article, we’ll take a look at all…

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