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  • 3 Canadian cities among most livable - 2014-08-20 12:48 PM

    TORONTO - Three Canadian cities — Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary — have been named as some of the best places to live in the world, according to a report by The Economist.

  • The Economist's most and least livable cities - 2014-08-19 3:46 AM

    TORONTO - A quick list of the most and least livable cities according to a survey of 140 cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit:

  • Renovation spending on the rise - 2014-08-19 2:00 AM

    (Special) - Drive around virtually any city or town across Canada this summer and you'll likely see homes undergoing renovations.

  • Report: Cost to raise today's child tops $245,000 - 2014-08-18 5:36 AM

    WASHINGTON - A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.

  • Most expect to have $10K of student debt:poll - 2014-08-18 12:27 AM

    TORONTO - Getting a post-secondary degree can be an expensive endeavour, but a recent survey suggests that most students believe they'll be on track to pay off their student loans within five years of graduating.

  • What happens to bonds when everyone aims to sell? - 2014-08-14 8:48 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - If bonds start to tumble, should I sell my bond mutual fund?

  • CPPIB reports 1.6 per cent Q1 return - 2014-08-14 7:06 AM

    TORONTO - The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it earned a gross investment return of 1.6 per cent in its fiscal 2015 first quarter, an improvement over the same period a year earlier but, as expected, down from the stellar returns it enjoyed at the end of last year.

  • Set a budget if you're going away for school - 2014-08-14 4:06 AM

    TORONTO - There are a lot of things Basma Hakem wished she had done to save money when she first moved away from home to attend university.

  • Six new Bitcoin ATMs arrive in Toronto - 2014-08-14 3:24 AM

    TORONTO - A Calgary company is looking to boost the profile of the world's newest, and most controversial, currency with the launch of six more teller machines in Toronto that deal in the virtual currency Bitcoin.

  • What you need to know about Bitcoin - 2014-08-13 9:40 AM

    The opening of new Bitcoin ATMs in Toronto may have some people looking for more information on the digital currency that's earned controversy even as it gains in popularity. Here's all you need to know about Bitcoin:

  • Families spend more on taxes than necessities - 2014-08-12 9:40 AM

    VANCOUVER - The average Canadian family is spending more on taxes than on food, shelter and clothing combined, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute, but at least one economist cautions that the findings need to be seen in context.

  • Taxes keep on coming - 2014-08-12 2:00 AM

    (Special) - Monday June 9 this year passed by without much fanfare, much like any other day of the year. If you're like most Canadians you probably didn't know what was special about June 9.

  • 'Sandwich generation' being squeezed: BMO - 2014-08-11 8:00 PM

    TORONTO - A new poll suggests more than half of Canadians aged between 45 to 64 belong to a "sandwich generation" that's feeling financially squeezed by the needs of their children, aging parents — or both.

  • Canadians' net worth up eight per cent - 2014-08-11 6:59 AM

    TORONTO - Canada's average household net worth rose nearly eight per cent in 2013 — making it one of the best years since the recession — mostly because of rising stock and real estate values as well as moderating debt levels.

  • Thousands continue to run afoul of TFSA rule - 2014-08-11 12:32 AM

    OTTAWA - A tricky rule keeps tripping up thousands of Canadians who make withdrawals from their tax-free savings accounts, and replace the money too early.

  • Be wary of get-rich-quick schemes - 2014-08-07 4:00 AM

    MONTREAL - Time has yet to heal the painful financial and emotional wounds inflicted on a victim of one of Canada's most notorious Ponzi fraudsters.

  • Hidden cottage costs - 2014-08-05 2:00 AM

    (Special) - The dog days of summer bring with them many activities and pleasures, including time with family and friends at the cottage.

  • More retailers to compete with free shipping - 2014-08-04 8:02 PM

    TORONTO - When Walmart Canada introduced free shipping on all online purchases last year, it was a clear message to its rivals that it was gearing up for a fight.

  • Trust funds are for middle-class kids, too - 2014-07-31 7:23 AM

    TORONTO - Some people are lucky enough to be born to well-connected families with vast fortunes, leaving those of us who rely on our wits and hard labour with rigid attitudes about the type of kids who benefit from trust funds.

  • Global markets vary by region - 2014-07-29 2:00 AM

    (Special) --International markets offer Canadian investors a myriad of opportunities. However, political and economic factors can have a big impact on investor sentiment and how those markets perform, and investors should consider investment options best suited to specific markets.

  • Bank of Cda makes molehill from mountainBank of Cda makes molehill from mountain - 2014-07-28 1:40 PM

    OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada is making a molehill out of a mountain.

  • Key controversies in new bank notes - 2014-07-28 8:11 AM

    OTTAWA - Some key controversies and misunderstandings in the release of a new series of plastic bank notes by the Bank of Canada:

  • Health costs are biggest retirement worryHealth costs are biggest retirement worry - 2014-07-28 12:39 AM

    TORONTO - A new poll suggests that health and medical costs are the biggest financial worry for Canadians later in life.

  • Consumers will go green — for the right price - 2014-07-26 1:00 AM

    TORONTO - When Loblaw (TSX:L) decided to start selling environment-friendly products 25 years ago, the word green had barely evolved from being a colour description.

  • Ottawa has $730 million of unclaimed money - 2014-07-25 4:40 AM

    MONTREAL - Ottawa is sitting on a stockpile of more than $730 million in uncashed tax refunds and other government cheques, according to Public Works Canada.

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