It’s RRSP season. Don’t forget rule No.1!

It’s RRSP season. Don’t forget rule No.1!

In case you’ve missed all the advertising, it’s RRSP time again. Banks, credit unions, insurance companies, brokerage firms and wealth management companies are all competing for a share of your retirement savings. Which should you choose? I’ll get to that in a moment. First, let’s look at a few numbers. The average amount held in […]

Why many Canadians don’t love self-checkout

Why many Canadians don’t love self-checkout

Brendan Best says self-checkout isn’t worth his time because something often goes wrong, forcing him to seek out assistance. “I would not like to have that type of hassle, so I try to go through cashier lines,” said Best, who lives in Halifax. “There’s nothing in it for me.” A new grocery shopping study out of Dalhousie […]

Why don’t condo dwellers make the most of amenities?

Why don’t condo dwellers make the most of amenities?

By Alexandra SlabySpecial to the Star Sat., Oct. 14, 2017 I’m creeping around a colleague’s condo — and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Not really. She shared the View It listing on social media. She basically invited us to come in. So, despite not having any intention of renting the place, I’m carefully clicking […]

Many new cancer drugs don’t save lives

Many new cancer drugs don’t save lives

Hello and happy Saturday! Here’s this week’s roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. When researchers in the U.K. took a close look at the effectiveness of new cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency between 2009 and 2013, they discovered […]