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Check out this month’s finds…

Check out this month’s finds…

In each issue of Actualis, we dig up a few nuggets, online or elsewhere, that can provide a deeper understanding of the financial and economic times we’re living through.


Can the U.S. president affect the value of your assets?
JP Morgan, a very serious investment firm, has created an index to measure the impact on market volatility—and thus on investor portfolios—of tweets by the U.S. president. They call the index “Volfefe.”
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Help with buying a first home
The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive, a new program announced in the last federal budget, came into effect September 2. Under the program, CMHC “shares” the equity of your home to help you reduce your monthly payments. This website explains how it works.
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Owning a home: Did it used to be easier?
Home prices, interest rates, salaries…There are a number of reasons why the younger generation might think it was easier for people of their parents’ generation to buy a home. But is that really true? This index measures the affordability of Canadian homes.
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How much money should you have saved by now?
In this article, the author sets retirement savings targets for every stage of life.
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