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Study shows majority of women leave long-term financial planning to spouse

Most of the day-to-day financial decisions are generally made by women. This includes shopping for the family, paying household bills and saving for short-term goals. But when it comes to long-term financial planning, a new global study by the Swiss multinational bank, UBS, shows that women are still largely dependent on their spouses. What...read more

Tips for Saving Money in Canada: Paying Yourself First

We’re pleased to feature this guest post from Ratehub.ca on the Oaken Blog. http://www.Ratehub.ca helps Canadians compare financial products and rates from a single website. Saving can be tricky. It’s easy to lose track of your finances while purchasing essentials, paying bills, and enjoying yourself – all factors that make sticking to your financial...read more

Why women need to save more for retirement

Saving for retirement is something we start hearing about as soon as we get our first full-time job. If your employer offers a workplace pension, contributions may be taken from your pay automatically. If you’ve paid off any outstanding student loans, you may have the extra funds to start thinking about saving money for when...read more

Making your will: the keystone of estate planning

One of the most ignored elements of personal financial planning is also the most basic: a will. A remarkably high number of Canadians don’t have a will, and in many ways that’s not surprising. Wills are associated with the end of life, which is never a happy topic for any family. On top of that,...read more

What to consider when converting your RSP

If you currently have an RSP, you probably already know that when you turn 71, you can no longer make contributions to your RSP. In fact, by December 31 of the year you turn 71, you must actually convert the money in your RSP into some form of income. Financial institutions are required to convert...read more

Are women better investors and savers?

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Men are from Mars, and women are from Venus”, essentially highlighting the difference in these two genders. But how does this thinking relate to money? Do female investors make different decisions then male investors? Are women better savers then men? Women as Savers Dollar for dollar, women put away...read more

10 commonly asked GIC questions

At first glance, a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)may seem a very straightforward investment, but there’s actually a few things you need to consider before choosing a GIC. To help provide some insights into GICs, we’ve developed this list of the 10 most commonly asked questions. If you’re still unsure about anything here, we’d be happy...read more

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