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Thinking of paying off your HBP early? Think again.

Let’s face it. Most first-time home buyers need a serious financial boost for their downpayment so many turn to the Home Buyer Plan (HBP). With the HBP you and your partner can borrow up to $25,000 each, tax-free from your RRSP. You’ll have 15 years to repay… Read More

How to Make the Most of Your Tax Refund

Taxes for the 2016 tax year are due April 30, 2017 at midnight. So, if you haven’t filed yet, get on it! According to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the average tax refund in Canada is approximately $1,600 and a total of $127 billion is collected… Read More

What’s Missing From Your Tax Package?

Even accountants loath tax season. So, it’s not a wonder why the rest of us cringe at the silly little stack of tax forms piling high on our kitchen counters. Get organized Rather than use the forms as a coaster for your coffee mug, gather them… Read More

The Swap Life

Remove selling your body from this scenario and let’s say you challenged yourself to 30-days of swapping, rather than paying, for goods or services. Do you think you could do it? There are three types of swaps that don’t involve cash. 1. Services for Services… Read More

3 Financial Habits All Couples Need to Adopt to Build Wellness at Home

  Nothing kills a relationship faster than not being on the same financial page. Here are three important steps you and your love can take to work through financial challenges and stay together. Talk about money once per week. Time to break those bad habits… Read More

What You Need to Know About the Looming RRSP Deadline

We’ve got answers to your  RRSP questions.   Q 1. The RRSP deadline is looming and you might be feeling pressured to contribute, but is it always the right choice for everyone?   Not necessarily. If you simply can’t afford to make an RRSP contribution… Read More

Save the Date for our Free RRSP Webinar

One question we’re asked often is ‘should I contribute more money to my RRSP?’ We are here to help! Join us on February 15th , 2017 at 8pm EST for a 45min webinar hosted by MeVest founder Lesley-Anne Scorgie. We’ll help you learn how to:… Read More

5 Steps to Keep Your Financial Plan Alive

We don’t want you to fall off the financial planning wagon so follow these tips: Put a reminder in your calendar. Every quarter your friendly reminder will pop-up and this gives you the chance to review your plan, see where you stand and course correct for… Read More

Why RRSP loans are in style

Thinking of catching up on your RRSP contribution space? An RRSP loan could help. RRSPs 101 RRSPs are a very powerful tool to save for retirement and if your household earns more than $50,000 per year, you should have them. Every year you can contribute… Read More

5 easy ways to get your finances in shape

A new year means new goals and for many people, getting their finances in order is at the top of that list. Personal finance expert Lesley-Anne Scorgie shares her tips and tricks for improving your finances. If you can make one simple financial improvement this year… Raise… Read More