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Wealthsimple launches portfolio for Muslims adhering to Islamic banking laws

Robo-adviser Wealthsimple has launched a new investment portfolio for observant Muslims, a move the company says builds off its success targeting smaller, underserviced groups of investors. The Toronto-based wealth management…

Air Miles users run into turbulence over flight changes: Roseman

If you book flights with frequent flyer points, you can lose the points later if you change your plans. You can also lose the taxes and fees paid out of…

How to save money on your cable bill

Do you love the options cable television offers you, but hate paying a small fortune for it? The Star asked Stephen Weyman, founder of HowToSaveMoney.ca, a site dedicated to helping…

Now Open: Rêve Rouge lingerie shop appeals to young consumers

Old-school lingerie stores offer foundation garments that support and conceal, and elegant-looking pajamas and camisoles. Liliana Mann has been running stores based on this approach for 20 years — her…

The long reach of short selling

Arthur Smelyansky has been an avid retail investor since the day he turned 18. “My economics teacher was trading and making more money in the lunch hour than he was…

Why millennials should plan for retirement

The last thing many young people want to do with their paycheques is sacrifice part of them for a retirement account, even though tiny contributions made at an early age…

ETFs may make safe haven of bonds riskier

Bonds have always appealed to conservative investors looking for a safe place to park money while receiving a steady and predictable return. Yet a growing number of investors are steering…

You’ll need a million dollars to retire. Here’s how you can do it: Pape

This may come as a shock. If you want to retire comfortably today, you’ll need to have about a million dollars in savings by the time you stop work. Why…

A good budget includes pleasure with the pain

I have a line on my budget called “Pleasures.” It’s where I put the money I spend getting a massage, buying those delicious ginger/peach candles and anything else that I…

Bank of Canada increases overnight rate target to 3/4 per cent

Available as: PDF The Bank of Canada is raising its target for the overnight rate to 3/4 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 per cent and the deposit…