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What the kids are saying these days…

Gen Z finance terms, explained: from loud budgeting to doom spending and girl math. It’s all Greek to me… terms like doom spending, soft savings and girl math have been introduced by Gen Zs. Here’s what they mean. In recent years, the economy has experienced major challenges, from job losses and economic contradiction during the… Read more »

May 6-12 is CMHA Mental Health Week

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Week is “Healing through Compassion.” Through the week, we encourage you to practice compassion by not only acknowledging suffering but actively demonstrating care and kindness. Compassion can start within yourself and expand to those around you, reaching as far as everyone in Canada. The mental health impacts of… Read more »

Investment Commentary – March 31, 2024

Thank you for choosing Arbutus Financial as your financial advisory firm. We appreciate your trust and the business that comes with it.  The first few months of the year in investment markets have been strong.  We want to share the following comments with you. Global markets stormed out of the gate in the first few… Read more »

Saving for a home using the FHSA

Buying a home can be a challenge for many young Canadians. If you feel that it’s getting harder to get into the housing market, you’re not imagining things. Fluctuations in house and condominium prices and interest rates can play a huge part in a first-time homebuyer’s ability to afford a home. The new Tax-Free First… Read more »

Do you know your money personality type?

February is Psychology month in Canada. It is celebrated every February to highlight the contributions of Canadian psychologists and to show Canadians how psychology works to help – people live healthy and happy lives, communities flourish, employers create better workplaces, and governments develop effective policies. In honor of psychology month – let’s dive into different… Read more »

Make the most of your RRSP

Tap into your RRSP’s full potential with these six tips. Contributing to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is one of the most effective ways for Canadians to save for retirement. If an RRSP is part of your investment plan, here are some valuable suggestions you can take advantage of: Make it automatic With a… Read more »

Investment Commentary – Dec 31, 2023

Thank you for choosing Arbutus Financial as your financial advisory firm. We appreciate your trust and the business that comes with it. We hope you and your family are doing well and had a wonderful Christmas and holiday break. We want to share the following comments with you about investment markets. Investors faced many challenges… Read more »

12 tips to lower your tax bill in 2023

Most Canadians only think about their taxes when they file in March or April, but by then it’s often too late to take advantage of the many tax-saving opportunities out there. Minimizing the tax on your hard-earned income ins something you should pay attention to year-round. So what can you do today to lower your… Read more »

The new Canadian Dental Plan will Impact Your Taxes

Earlier this year, the government shared its progress on the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP). The CDCP will be available to Canadians with an annual family income of less than $90,000 who do not have dental benefits. Co-pays will be waived for eligible Canadians with a family income of less than $70,000. Canadians who have… Read more »

It’s Financial Literacy Month

For the Government of Canada’s Financial Literacy Month, this year’s campaign theme, Managing Your Money in a Changing World, considers our increasingly complex and constantly changing financial marketplace and the importance of checking up on your financial health, particularly as it relates to managing and paying down debt. More Canadians are carrying large debt burdens, which… Read more »