The You First Blog

It is amazing what you can get by simply asking. I called Telus (or one my employee called for me to be honest) to get an Optik TV & Internet deal for one year instead of the advertised 6 month. They said yes! I will be saving $600 this year just for asking. Try it… Read More

Federal Budget 2012

March 30, 2012
Financial Planning, Weekly Update
Terry Broaders

March 29  2012 Here are the Major Highlights of the March 29, 2012 Federal Budget   – Age of eligibility for Old Age Security gradually rises from 65 to 67 staring in 2023 but does not affect anyone age 54 or older as of March 31, 2012.   – The Government expects a budgetary deficit… Read More

There are a number of ways to reduce the amount of tax you owe, and keep more money in your pocket at tax time. Does someone in your family regularly take the bus, train, subway, or ferry to work? You may be able to get a non-refundable tax credit for the cost of the transit… Read More

Weekly Update March 23 2012

March 27, 2012
Terry Broaders

March 23 2012 “Spring Has Returned. The Earth Is Like a Child That Knows Poems” -Rainer Maria Rilke   North American Consumer Confidence Rises North Americans are feeling more confident about the economy with 26% of Americans and 28% of Canadians believing that their economies will improve next year, the highest levels seen in over… Read More

Canada’s banking regulator is looking at instituting new rules to ensure that banks know enough about borrowers before giving them a mortgage. The draft rules, announced on Monday March 19, are designed to ensure that banks are collecting detailed information about a borrower’s identity, background, and willingness and ability to pay their debts on time… Read More