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Do I need a financial planner and if so, how do I find one?

I want to understand retirement savings and long-term investment products. Who do I want to speak with and how I find them? (Some relevant details inside.) [more inside]
posted by Kurichina on May 31, 2013 - 4 answers

Where should I park my extra cash?

I'll soon be debt free. How do I make the most of it? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Jan 28, 2013 - 5 answers

Really Remarkably Simple Problem: Randomination Rather Seems Puzzled

Canada tax: Question about timing of RRSP contributions. Did we mess up? [more inside]
posted by randomination on Apr 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Essential reading for first-time Canadian housebuyers

Nyxie and I have started looking at condos and townhouses and maaaaybe small Actual Houses in Toronto and I want to know what I'm doing. My usual approach to that problem is "well, read a lot". [more inside]
posted by mendel on Jan 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me repay my debt from abroad

Help me repay my debts from abroad: My considerable student loans are in CDN, but I am earning in EUR - can/should I move my debt? [more inside]
posted by molecicco on May 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Does anyone have a Toronto bank that they love?

My bank has quit the banking business leaving me high and dry -what is your favourite non-TD or BMO banking option in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by scrute on Nov 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Where to get the best exchange rate to buy a big USD bank draft in Toronto?

How do I get the best exchange rate when I have Canadian dollars in hand and want to make a large payment in US dollars? I'm in Toronto and the recipient is not flexible with regards to payment methods so I need to end up with a certified cheque or bank draft to send. [more inside]
posted by winston on Sep 1, 2009 - 6 answers

How can we get a car now if we're moving to Canada in 3 months?

We're moving to Canada in 3 months but we need a new car now. Buy? Lease? Here? There? [more inside]
posted by setanor on Jun 12, 2009 - 17 answers

credit ratings across nations

I was born in the US, lived in Canada for ten years, and moved back to the States last year. While I was in Canada, I built up a solid credit rating- I had two credit cards, an unsecured line of credit with low interest (7%) and overdraft protection on my checking account up to $3,500. At one point when I was underemployed I built up some credit card debt, but I payed it off. Last year, when I moved back to the US for grad school, I got into a bad pattern of leaning on my credit cards and low-interest line of credit to pay for moving and start up expenses. This June, the world financial collapse coincided with one of my own- I was employed super part time, was making around $750 a month and was struggling to pay rent and buy $20 worth of groceries a week. I just couldn't pay my debt, and I paid very minimally, then not at all. I know I probably should have called the bank and tried to work something out, but what can I say- I panicked and froze. Currently, my total debt load is $14,000 on the line of credit, $3,700 on the overdraft and $1,400 on my Visa. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2009 - 6 answers

More tax cuts?

Canadian finance minister, Jim Flaherty, is set to announce our government's plans to stimulate the economy. That plan is rumoured to contain some major tax cuts. Help me understand why every policy, in good times and bad, always calls for tax cuts. [more inside]
posted by Vindaloo on Jan 12, 2009 - 18 answers

Where in Toronto can I buy a money order in US Dollars, drawn on an American bank?

Western Union no longer sells US Dollar money orders in Canada. Where in Toronto can I still buy a money order in US Dollars, drawn on an American bank? (The ones from WU were drawn on a Wells Fargo branch in Colorado) My payee won't accept postal money orders, nor money orders drawn on a Canadian bank. [more inside]
posted by winston on Dec 24, 2008 - 11 answers

Spreadsheet to calculate EI/CPP?

Are there Excel spreadsheets available for Canadian (Ontario) payroll calculation that automatically calculate EI, CPP, etc?
posted by Jairus on May 7, 2007 - 1 answer

Help me spend my loonies wisely.

Help me learn about personal finances... Canadian style. [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 21, 2007 - 13 answers

RESP...still don't know what it means for me

College savings: Does the government care how you spend a college savings plan in Canada? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Jan 29, 2007 - 7 answers

How can I become a trader?

I'm looking to become a trader in Canada, and need some ideas on how to go about it... [more inside]
posted by smitt on Jan 17, 2007 - 2 answers

Vancouver accountants?

Possibly a longshot : can anyone recommend an accountant in Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Sep 14, 2006 - 5 answers

International Money Transfers

What is the best way to do international transfers in order to get the best currency exchange rates and avoid excessive bank transfer fees? Transferring from the UK to Canada is costing me £20/transfer.
posted by srboisvert on Dec 27, 2005 - 13 answers

RESP...tell me what it means to me...

CanadaFinancialFilter: What's the best way to invest in an RESP? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Nov 14, 2005 - 13 answers

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