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Families that Save Together are Powerful

Comedian Ray Romano once said, “Having children is a lot like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” But aside from being highly amusing calamities at times, families are also powerful economic unions which are subject to fairly complicated tax rules. Those that master the art of saving together become powerful economic units. There is no better time than post tax-filing season to review your opportunities and become important savings role models for your kids. Here are three teaching tips to help…

Take control of what you can control

With Canada’s economic growth a modest 2% and inflation about 2%, it is hard to grow new wealth in today’s fragile world. One sure solution is keeping firm control of the costs that will erode your wealth. That means monitoring investment fees and limiting the amount of income taxes you pay, two things in an otherwise unpredictable environment that you can control.