April 2019

Income property or mutual fund?
How to choose life insurance Retirement: A gendered reality
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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.


What you need to know if you bought or sold a home
You already know that the profit on the sale of your principal residence isn’t taxable, but did you know that you still have to declare the sale to the government? For details and additional information, visit this Government of Canada web page.
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When do you think you will retire?
This Gallup poll from last year reveals a surprising situation: Americans predict that they will retire at age 66, on average, but they actually do retire as early as age 61.
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Breakdown of mutual fund fees
This explanation from the Autorité des marchés financiers provides a summary of the various fees associated with mutual funds.
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When the stock market rebounds
If your return on investments in the last quarter of 2018 left you somewhat unsatisfied, perhaps you’d like to take a look at this tool showing the performance of the S&P/TSX index since the beginning of this year, with supporting graphs.
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