Throughout the Covid 19 pandemic, household debt has continued to rise throughout Canada. Canada has been the poster child for a high household income to debt ratio for years, with many economists focusing on the long-term effect of low interest rates.
Working from home has become a regular occurrence through 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. Adoption of the home office has been a difficult transition for some companies and seamless for others. Working from home has reached a point for some companies with productivity at highs and more of a focus on work-life balance, that the prospect of moving back to a full-time office may never happen.
2020 has been an interesting year to say the least. A global pandemic, the fastest bear market in history, and increasing unemployment or salary cuts. If you are thinking about topping up your RRSP this year but do not have access to liquid funds other than your TFSA, there may be a strategy that can work in your favour.
In the current economic environment, buying GICs can feel like making a deal with the devil. With interest rates at lows, with little to no projection to increase in the near term, what is the real price you pay to guarantee and lock in your return?
Have you ever hit the road heading to a place you have never been without a map? Or arrived at the airport with no idea of your destination? Setting goals and building strategies to reach them are elements of successful behavior.