An earlier post about the Canada Small Business Financing Program provided an overview about the program including eligibility criteria. However, there are other programs targeted toward specific aspects of running a business such as purchase of real estate, equipment, etc. that could be used by an entrepreneur. This post looks at some of those targeted…

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Last week I wrote about the top discount brokers that offer U.S Dollar RRSPs/TFSA accounts with Qtrade Investor as one of the candidates.  After that post, a number of readers emailed me about Qtrade and what makes them so popular, especially among Globe Investor readers. As one of the few independent discount brokerages remaining, Qtrade…

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A popular article that I wrote when I started this blog was a comparison of Canadian online stock brokerages.  One aspect of discount brokerages that has become increasingly more important is whether or not it offers U.S Dollar registered accounts (RRSP and/or TFSA). Why are USD RRSP/TFSAs Important? If you’ve traded USD stocks in your…

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The personal finance questions via email keep rolling in. Recently, Heather inquired about her financial situation and how would she go about reaching her goals. She is recently divorced and raising a child. While married, she worked in the family business, but now her only income is spousal and child support payments. She has a…

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