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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 – 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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Money News – September 2021

Personal Finance in the News – September 2021: Welcome to Money News – September 2021! This month we look at what the Liberals plan to do for housing affordability now that the election is over. Other topics we’ll cover include climate change and insurance, minimum wage increases across Canada, and the “great resignation”. Read and Watch: Now that the election…

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Money News – August 2021

Personal Finance in the News – August 2021: Welcome to Money News – August 2021! Noteworthy news this month includes an overview of how each political party plans to address housing affordability if elected. Plus articles on zero cost trading commissions coming to Canada, and the stock market experiencing its fastest rally ever. Read: Canada’s elections are in full swing,…

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Money News – July 2021

Personal Finance in the News – July 2021: Welcome to Money News – July 2021! Noteworthy news this month includes record low variable mortgage rates, tax efficient giving to adult children, and Canada’s expanded workers benefits. Read: Just when you thought mortgage rates couldn’t get any lower, they go ahead and do just that. Earlier this month, Ratehub.ca reported the…

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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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Economics

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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