Category Archives: Taxes

Tax Freedom Day is Almost Here

Next week is Tax Freedom Day! This is the first day of the year in which Canada has earned enough income to pay its taxes. Every payment to the government of all levels that is officially considered a tax is counted. The purpose of having a tax free day is to provide tax paying citizens with a metric with which… Read More »

Asset location – The best types of accounts for different investments

Deciding which accounts to hold different assets in Should you put stocks in your RRSP or TFSA? What about fixed income like bonds? This post will answer these types of asset location questions. Readers should already be somewhat familiar with tax advantaged accounts such as the RRSP, and regular taxable accounts. The importance of asset location Asset allocation… Read More »

Tax Tips for Military Veterans

All Americans are well aware of what debt is and how it can negatively impact our lives. While the amounts and types may differ, when it comes to resolving debt issues, many opportunities are similar for everyone. However, there are special services and consideration for members who have served in our Armed Forces. According to certain studies, members… Read More »

Burger King’s Whopper of a Deal for Tim Hortons

Looks like a merger is on the menu for Burger King 🙂 It’s currently in talks to merge with Canadian company Tim Hortons and move its headquarters up here to Canada 😀 Tim Hortons is a quick service coffee chain that has a strong Canadian identity. Here’s a drive thru window at a typical Tim Hortons. Last year I blogged… Read More »

Tax Tracking

I recently read an article written by the affable David Carrigg, a prolific Canadian columnist 🙂 The article is about how a public insurance company (ICBC) made a botch of things and overcharged its customers by $39 million! Furthermore ICBC not only overcharged some of its clients, but it also undercharged other customers to the tune of $71 million total. Many B.C. residents became upset. When… Read More »