The You First Blog

Between now and the March 1st RRSP deadline, many of you will contact us to top up your RRSP. To make a purchase, you can call, e-mail or schedule a meeting with us. Here are the various ways you can fund your RRSP account: 1: Pre-authorized debit (PAD): If we have your banking information on… Read More

Did your last paycheque look a little low? That’s because starting in 2019, the amount you contribute to Canada Pension Plan (CPP) will increase from 4.95% to 5.10% for earnings between $3,500 and $57,400. These contributions are matched by your employer. Therefore, if your salary is $57,400 or higher, you will pay approximately $81 more… Read More

“The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser – in case you thought optimism was dead” – Robert Brault TSX Winning Streak Continues, Hits 11 Days The S&P/TSX Composite gained ground each day this week and is now on an 11-Day winning streak. It is still very early in the year,… Read More

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase” – Martin Luther King, Jr. TSX Finishes Positive for Sixth Straight Day, Wall Street Winning Streak Snapped Don’t look now, but the S&P/TSX Composite is on a Six-Day winning streak and is up 1,100 points (over 8%) since its recent bottom… Read More

“The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.” – Ben Graham Happy New Year!  We hope you enjoyed the holidays. Here are the returns of the major indexes in 2018: North America The TSX closed at 14,323 for the year. YTD the TSX is down -11.64%. The DOW closed… Read More