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  • 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.

  • Small financial risks with class actions - 2014-07-24 2:56 AM

    TORONTO - Lee Kennedy was left homeless in 2008 after a transformer exploded in the underground parking garage of his Toronto apartment building.

  • 5 tips for selling your home for the best price - 2014-07-23 8:39 AM

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The rebound in U.S. home values over the past couple of years has placed many homeowners in a better position to sell their home for a profit.

  • SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money fundsSEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds - 2014-07-23 5:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors.

  • Ways to reduce driving costs - 2014-07-22 2:00 AM

    (Special) - Summer is a wonderful but all too short season in Canada that usually comes with higher costs at the gas pump.

  • Budget concerns affecting vacations:surveyBudget concerns affecting vacations:survey - 2014-07-21 1:48 AM

    TORONTO - A new survey says nearly one quarter of Canadians won't be travelling this summer, with budget concerns keep them close to home.

  • Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China deaths up to 26Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China deaths up to 26 - 2014-07-21 12:23 AM

    HANOI, Vietnam - A typhoon that barrelled into northern Vietnam killed at least 11 people and left several missing, state media said Monday, while in China the death toll from the strongest storm to strike the country's south in four decades rose to 26.

  • Canadians expect to be mortgage free by 58Canadians expect to be mortgage free by 58 - 2014-07-21 12:20 AM

    TORONTO - A new survey says Canadians, on average, expect to be mortgage-free by age 58, one year later than in a similar poll a year ago.

  • Investors flock to balanced funds in June - 2014-07-17 8:37 AM

    TORONTO - Canadians plowed an additional $5.09 billion into mutual funds last month, with most of it going into balanced mutual funds which hold a variety of asset classes.

  • Tips for landlords to screen out bad tenants - 2014-07-17 3:35 AM

    CALGARY - Joyce Klaver's experience renting apartments to students in Waterloo, Ont. has been mostly good, but there have been exceptions.

  • Minimum wage unchanged between 1975 and 2013Minimum wage unchanged between 1975 and 2013 - 2014-07-16 6:27 AM

    TORONTO - The average minimum wage has remained unchanged in real terms for almost four decades, but economists say more recent increases are likely to continue in the coming years.

  • 5 money saving tips for exchanging currency - 2014-07-16 6:09 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Headed overseas for summer vacation? It's easy to get hit with extra fees and expensive exchange rates when switching currencies.

  • June home sales up from May, CREA saysJune home sales up from May, CREA says - 2014-07-15 4:12 AM

    OTTAWA - Canadian home sales heated up in June to their best pace since March 2010 after a sluggish start to the year due to the frigid winter and late spring.

  • Minimizing the risk of identity theft - 2014-07-15 2:00 AM

    (Special) - Identity theft is a very real and present danger. In the past 12 months some seven million Canadians became victims of identity theft with an average direct cost per victim of US$372.00, according to internet/computer security company Norton.

  • Canadian home prices 20% overvalued: agency - 2014-07-14 5:19 AM

    OTTAWA - Fitch Ratings says Canada's real estate market is as much as 20 per cent overpriced and cautions the government may need to take more measures to slow down borrowing on homes.

  • Canadian banks catching up with mobile apps - 2014-07-13 2:00 AM

    TORONTO - Smartphones promise to be the next big thing in consumer banking, holding the promise of everything from fewer trips to the local bank branch or ATM to the convenience of tap-and-go payments at retail outlets. But first, a number of hurdles still need to be overcome.

  • Best options for difficult mortgages - 2014-07-10 1:59 AM

    TORONTO - If you are self-employed, live in a rural area or don't have the best credit, you may find it increasingly difficult to get a mortgage.

  • House prices up in big cities: Royal LePage - 2014-07-08 11:15 PM

    TORONTO - Real estate company Royal LePage says big cities Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary are driving increases in national average home prices, while smaller cities had more moderate gains.

  • Identity theft on the rise - 2014-07-08 2:00 AM

    (Special) - Identity theft has been around for years, but with the proliferation of the internet, computers, smart phones and social media, the threat of this crime has become even greater and more widespread.

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