Understanding Canadian Tax Rates

I have sometimes heard it said, “There’s no point in earning extra income; it’s just going to be taxed away.” Oddly enough, no one seems to turn away a raise.   Graduated vs. Flat Tax Canada has a graduated income tax regime. This means that the more you...

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Assessing the “Latte Factor”

A couple of years ago, David Bach, with John David Mann, published the book The Latte Factor. I haven’t read the book, so this is not a review. But looking at the table of contents, it appears that the book is not simply about investing...

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Withdrawing from your RRSP

You have been diligently saving for your retirement in your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). However, after surveying your finances, needs, and opportunities, you decide that you need to withdraw some money from your RRSP.   The RRSP is, as the name indicates, a savings plan. You...

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