finances

We all know the phrase, "April showers bring May flowers." Having an umbrella handy is an important consideration at this time of year. Being prepared for weather conditions can teach us a few things – especially if we think about “umbrellas” that can help us protect our financial goals.

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors has adopted its 2020-2024 Financial Plan.

The 2020 operating budget totals $33,980,391, which results in an increase in taxation, on average, of 4.6%. “I would like to thank staff, the Board and the many other stakeholders who have been working for months on preparing this plan,” says RDEK Chair Rob Gay. “As a board and a region, we are always mindful of the need to provide quality service to our taxpayers while balancing the tax impacts. I believe we have maintained that balance in this budget.”

Most of us would probably agree that men and women frequently behave differently, and these differences often show up in professional, family and social situations. Of course, this certainly doesn’t mean either gender has an advantage in these areas. However, here’s an interesting question: Do women possess attributes that may make them better investors?

Many people across Canada are celebrating Family Day this month – a chance to spend precious time with your loved ones and to reflect on how much they mean to you.

What’s on your list this year? More visits to the gym? Learning a new language? By reviewing your needs and goals, you can identify some resolutions that are particularly relevant to your situation.

Saving and investing — that’s a winning combination.

Most of us avoid thinking about our income tax return until it is time to file it. We are taxed on the calendar year so here are some suggestions that may reduce your 2018 income tax expense.

Organizing your tax information prior to submitting it to your tax preparer or before you begin to complete the return yourself reduces the risk of missing some pertinent information.

Are RRSP's or a TFSA better for you? It depends. To make your best choice you need to consider the following.

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