Monthly Archives: August 2009

Line of Credit: prime rate, base rate, variable rate

Line of Credit: prime rate, base rate, variable rate

Recently, I went to Bank of Montreal to apply a line of credit. I thought the prime rate was pretty low currently at 2.25%, so perhaps it would be a good time to apply for LOC. However, I was wrong. When I got the reply from BMO, the financial officer told me that if...

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Tax Free Shopping Days?

Tax Free Shopping Days?

Our fellow neighbour enjoy tax-free shopping days. Some states are waiving local sales tax on school items like computers and clothing, as indicated on Yahoo! Shopping. How come we don’t have any tax-free day in Canada? 🙁 Back To School Shopping The following states allows tax free shopping on school supplies, computers, and clothing:...

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Average Monthly Household Grocery Bill

Average Monthly Household Grocery Bill

About three months ago, I posted an article on Average Monthly Grocery Bill. I was hoping people would comment on that article, sharing how much they spend on grocery with me and the readers. Sadly, people in Canada don’t like to share their thoughts, I suppose. 🙁 I know a lot of people come...

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Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) – how to maximize this plan

Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) – how to maximize this plan

Before we begin this topic, we will briefly discuss how HBP works. Then we will talk about how to maximize this tax-saving strategy toward the end of this article. Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) allows first-time homebuyers to withdraw RRSP to purchase or build a home without having to pay tax on the withdrawal. RRSP...

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Feature Story

How Much Do First Nations Chiefs Make Annually across Canada?

Chief Ron Giesbrecht in BC took home almost $1,000,000 INCOME TAX FREE! His band has a population of only 82!!! Chief Jim Boucher in Alberta claimed an annual salary of...

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Top Financial Stories

How Much Do Tim Hortons Owners Earn Annually?

Tim Hortons store owner pockets each year: $265,558 and more (after tax & interest)!!! In year 2002 for an average Tim Horton's outlet: Gross earning: $1.5Million...

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