Sound Choices

AGF’s Sound Choices program provides practical tools and tips on retirement, personal finance, investing and tax efficiency that can be used everyday, all with the help of a financial advisor.

Recent Articles from this contributor

Understand interest-rate risk

Investors usually look to fixed-income investments to provide a safe haven from equity market fluctuations. However, investors need to be aware of the risks associated with fixed-income investments.

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The impact of an interest-rate rise on homeowners

How much will your mortgage payment go up?

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Own property? What you may not know is…

…You’re probably over-invested in Canada

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Sustainability matters…

Find out how you can make an impact

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Tax-efficient investing

Investments that feature tax-exempt or tax-deferred income will grow faster. Tax efficiency also provides a hedge against inflation, particularly if it increases rates of return that can exceed inflation rates.

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How distributions impact your after-tax dollars when you invest in non-registered accounts

Distributions come in many forms – dividends, return of capital, interest or even capital gains. From a tax perspective, they all are treated differently, which may have an impact on your long-term goals.

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6 Reasons Why TFSAs Can Be a Powerful Wealth Builder for Millennials

Here are six reasons to consider the TFSA tool in tax planning.

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Four ways to use your tax refund

Are you getting a tax refund? How are you going to use the extra cash coming your way?

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The GIC dilemma – will you have enough?

What you need to know before playing it “safe”.

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2018 Federal Budget Overview

Budget 2018 Prioritizes Economic Equality, Opportunity & Diversity

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