3 Things I Learned From Marie Kondo About Decluttering My Finances

by Melissa Motyka Last updated on January 24, 2019

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'Tidying Up With Marie Kondo' has taken closets everywhere by storm in the few short weeks since it debuted on Netflix. If you haven't binged it yet, the show follows Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo as she helps people tidy up their homes through various seasons of life. Though her methods are centred around the home and finding joy in your space, her lessons can be applied to just about any part of your life — including your finances. 

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How to Travel Smart This Season with iA Travel Insurance

by Invisor Last updated on December 11, 2018

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Ah, holiday travel. It's both an exciting and crazy time to be hitting the road. While it's a fun thought to throw caution to the wind and catch the next flight out, making sure you're prepared – at least with the bare necessities – is generally a smart way to travel, especially now. And guess what? Ultimate holiday preparedness is just a few minutes away.

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How to Regain Control of Your Financial Situation

by Invisor Last updated on September 13, 2018

Life doesn’t always work out the way we think it will, and sometimes we find ourselves scrambling to regain control of our financial situation. Illness, job loss, emergency expenses, less-than-ideal money choices – these can all trigger us to dip into our savings prematurely.

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Women Are Already Financially Literate

by Invisor Last updated on July 19, 2018

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How to Use Market Fluctuations to Invest More Rationally

by Invisor Last updated on April 18, 2018

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If you’re an investor, you know that the market is unpredictable. It can be great for months, only to suddenly drop before spiking back up once again. Over the past year, we’ve felt the shake of global events in our portfolios on several occasions, and understanding how these events affect our savings is important in keeping a clear head and persevering through the noise.

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Why is it Important to Have a Diversified Portfolio?

by Invisor Last updated on March 21, 2018

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As an investor, one of the most important things you can do to make sure your savings are protected is to diversify your portfolio. A properly diversified portfolio is a simple way to reduce the impact of volatility and isolated risks, and ultimately, allow you to sleep better at night when it comes to thinking about your investments.

In this post, we’ll talk about how diversification can provide you with steady returns while protecting you from less-than-favourable market events.

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Account Basics: Everything you need to know about RESPs

by Invisor Last updated on January 24, 2018

Curious about Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) and if they could be the right investment account to help you save for your child's education? Check out the information below to learn more about RESPs and their flexibility in helping you save for education.

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Account Basics: Everything you need to know about TFSAs

by Invisor Last updated on January 24, 2018

Curious about Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) and if they could be the right investment account to help you reach your goals? Check out the information below to learn more about TFSAs and their flexibility in helping you save for various goals. 

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Account Basics: Everything you need to know about RRSPs

by Invisor Last updated on January 23, 2018

Curious about Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) and if they could be the right investment account to help you reach your retirement goals? Check out the information below to learn more about RRSPs and how they can help you save more towards your retirement.

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How to Increase your Tax Return with RRSP Contributions

by Invisor Last updated on January 16, 2018

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It’s almost time to get your 2017 income tax statements ready, and while we’re well into 2018, there is one more thing you can do to increase your 2017 tax return: contribute to your RRSP. 

One of the biggest advantages of investing in a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is that any contributions you make will reduce your taxable income in the year the contribution is applied to. While the prior tax year is over, the government allows you to also apply contributions to the prior tax year if they are made in the first 60 days of the following year. The deadline for 2017 RRSP contributions is March 1, 2018.

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