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This is the thing most likely to cause you financial ruin and one lucrative industry where the gender wage gap is narrowing

Posted on 08 April 2019

This is the thing most likely to cause you financial ruin — but few prepare for it Just in the past year, Americans borrowed an estimated $88 billion to cover health care costs, a new survey finds.
This is what a long, stressful commute could be doing to your unborn baby Pregnant women who commute 50 miles or more are at risk for adverse birth outcomes, a new study suggests.
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CEA's Kevin Hassett talks personal finance and retirement

Posted on 08 April 2019

More than half of adults are either somewhat more confident (30 percent) or much more confident (27 percent) about their ability to save for retirement than they were three years ago, according to the CNBC and Acorns Invest In You Savings Survey. Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss how the Trump administration is ...

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A little planning can reduce stress at tax time

Posted on 08 April 2019

Do you get stressed out at the thought of doing your income tax return each year? Well, if you do, you're probably not alone. Tax experts recommend people start their tax preparation early by keeping good records and putting aside receipts throughout the year. Create an envelope or file for all of your receipts and expenses and make sure you have all your tax information slip ...

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Protect yourself from mortgage fraud when buying a home: Ask Joe

Posted on 08 April 2019

With Fraud Prevention Month wrapping up, how can consumers avoid real estate-related fraud? In last week’s column I discussed the dangers of mortgage fraud. Consumers who provide false or misleading information to a lender or allow themselves to act as a “straw buyer” for criminals may face serious consequences. But it’s also possible for an innocent homeowner to get ...

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Regions Continue to Shift Towards CBD Legalization With Growing List of Medical Applications

Posted on 08 April 2019

NEW YORK, April 2, 2019 /CNW/ -- The proliferation of cannabidiol, or CBD-based products, has exploded after U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Farm Bill in December 2018. Now, CBD products are appearing at supermarkets, health and wellness stores, smoke shops, coffee shops, and farmer's markets around the country. Due to the rapid emergence of the industry, CBD products have expande ...

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Federal budget addresses some top concerns of small business; leaves others unanswered

Posted on 08 April 2019

Small- and medium-sized businesses account for more than 50 per cent of Canada’s gross domestic product, according to the government of Canada, employing more than 7 million people across the country. That’s why we call them the backbone of our economy and that’s why we need to prioritize their needs when we plan for the future. Has the 2019 federal budget considered what our ent ...

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Don't Have the Money For It? Here's How You Can Still Buy It

Posted on 22 March 2019

For the most part, your income may help you to lead a comfortable life. You may be able to pay your rent, groceries, and utilities without too much of a hassle. Of course, every now and then, you will stumble across that one payment that you simply can’t afford. When this happens, your automatic response is to worry. Nevertheless, you will be pleased to hear that not all hope is lost. There ...

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Hopes for a Santa Claus rally dwindling amid nasty turn in market sentiment

Posted on 26 December 2018

After another rough start to the week for the S&PTSX Composite Index, grizzled investors have been left with a case of holiday deja-vu: Much like their eight-year-old selves, they’re finding it more and more difficult to believe in Santa Claus. Over the last 15 years, Canadian investors have often seen their year-end returns increased by the fabled Santa Claus rally — a hoped- ...

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Getting down to business with the Canada Pension Plan enhancement

Posted on 14 October 2018

(NC) If you’re a business owner, you know how important it is to plan ahead. Your employees and your business operations depend on it. That’s why you need to know about the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) enhancement. Starting January 1, 2019, you and your employees will begin making slightly higher contributions to the CPP through the enhancement. The CPP enhancement is funded through ...

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Comment protéger efficacement vos intérêts bancaires

Posted on 11 December 2018

(EN) À l’image de la majorité des Canadiens, vous effectuez probablement la plupart de vos opérations bancaires en ligne. À l’ère de cette réalité technologique, les succursales bancaires et les centres d’appels ne sont plus dédiés au traitement de transactions ou de problèmes touchant le service à la clientèle. En fait,  ils se sont plutôt tournés vers la vente ...