The You First Blog

Happy New Year!

January 7, 2009
Odette Morin

Let’s start by wishing you and your family a healthy and happy 2009 and thanking you for being the best clients planners can have!! Bye Bye 2008, Thank heaven 2009 is a brand new year Terry and I are pleased to come back from a relaxing holiday at the cottage and see a bit of… Read More

1.  I will set a budget and stick to it. You cannot save and invest if you don’t have any money—so resolve to take a critical look at your income and expenses and establish a realistic monthly budget that includes an amount for savings. 2.  I will get my debt under control and keep it… Read More

What is a TFSA and why is everyone talking about it? The new Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) were introduced in the 2008 Federal Budget effective January 1, 2009 to help us save and invest for our future. Canadians who are 18 years of age or older may contribute up to $5000 per year annually… Read More

The Toronto stock market has missed an entire trading day because of computer glitches for the first time in its history. The exchange operator will say only that it intends to resume trading tomorrow morning.  “We will be working internally through the night and remain confident all systems will be restored and fully operational for… Read More

Have you made your RESP contribution yet?  Do you need to top it up?  In order to get the maximum annual Grant of $500, you have to contribute $2,500 per child in your RESP account.  We can let you know how much you have contributed this year so far.  Please note that Odette an Terry… Read More