Articles written by: Deborah Leahy

Financial Fitness: Socially responsible investing
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Financial Fitness: Socially responsible investing

If you’re concerned about social and ethical issues, why not speak out with your investment portfolio?

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Financial Fitness: Is your investment portfolio healthy?

Why not extend the concept of fitness to other areas of your life – such as your investment portfolio?

Financial Fitness: You could qualify for a disability savings plan
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Financial Fitness: You could qualify for a disability savings plan

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) was introduced in 2008 to help individuals with severe and prolonged disabilities save for their long-term financial security. However, many Canadians have not yet taken advantage of its benefits, which can help the disabled provide a better future for themselves and their families. A […]

Financial Fitness: It’s time for financial Spring Cleaning
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Financial Fitness: It’s time for financial Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air! This year, as you shake off the cobwebs from winter and start tidying up at home, why not also do some financial Spring Cleaning?

Financial Fitness: Overcoming roadblocks to a comfortable retirement
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Financial Fitness: Overcoming roadblocks to a comfortable retirement

Of all the destinations you can identify, few will be as important as retirement — specifically, a comfortable retirement.

Financial Fitness: New Year (Financial) Resolutions
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Financial Fitness: New Year (Financial) Resolutions

We’re about to open the door to 2017, so you might be thinking about New Year’s resolutions. What’s on your list this year?

Natalie Bercovici (far left) and volunteers prepare gifts for needy children. (Photo courtesy of Generations Foundation)
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Financial Fitness: Everyone benefits from charitable gifts

As long as you choose groups that meet the right criteria, your generosity can also be rewarding to you, in the form of tax benefits.

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Financial Fitness: Balanced portfolio still important for retirees

By spreading your investment dollars, you can give yourself more opportunities for success while reducing the impact of volatility on your portfolio.

Financial Fitness: Investing is a marathon, not a sprint
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Financial Fitness: Investing is a marathon, not a sprint

The marathon can teach us much about life — and it certainly offers lessons for investors.

Financial Fitness: Take steps to prevent identity theft: secure, shred, protect
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Financial Fitness: Take steps to prevent identity theft: secure, shred, protect

How can you protect yourself from becoming a statistic?