TFSA (Tax Free account) Mechanics

Jan 23, 2019 |Jeremy Goldfarb
I've had a few calls on this, and there are some misunderstandings regarding the TFSA so I figured I would share some of my thoughts today. The Tax free savings account is a bit of a misnomer as it confuses some clients into thinking that it is simply...
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Taxes: How much would YOU pay?

Jan 18, 2019 |Jeremy Goldfarb
How much harder would you work? How much more effort would you put in over and above your current rate if you knew that you would only see a small portion of it. How much earlier would you get up in the morning to be the first one on site? How much later...
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Observations from the bridge

Jan 18, 2019 |Jeremy Goldfarb
Those that know me well, are aware of my fondness for boating, and any marine related activity for that matter. I often work metaphors into this blog using language from the sea, and today is no exception. As I look over 2018 results, current economic...
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The Tax Free Account (TFSA)

Jan 15, 2019 |Jeremy Goldfarb
The TFSA contribution limit for 2019 is $6,000, representing an increase from the prior year amount of $5,500. The chart below shows the cumulative amounts since the TFSA was brought into law back in 2009. The benefits of saving in this account are well...
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A kids' game : Recession

Jan 12, 2019 |Jeremy Goldfarb
Remember some of those old games we used to play as kids? Before Tablets, Xbox, Super Nintendo, and anything else that draws kids to the glowing rectangle (see my previous blog post on this one!) Red light/Green light, a nursery school favorite. Person...
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Special interest -- Buyer Beware: Jetsmarter

Jan 12, 2019 |Jeremy Goldfarb
Friday morning, I read a really interesting story (courtesy of CNBC) about "The UBER of Executive Jet Travel". I get pulled in by some of these stories because I find them fascinating examples of human behavior. I'd love to reserve comment on this, but...
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Two sections of particular interest: Global insight Monthly

Jan 12, 2019 |Jeremy Goldfarb
Combing this months Global insight on the heels of what has been a nice rebound for stocks since Christmas eve. There are 2 sections in here that caught my eye. One (the first one) that speaks to RBC's position regarding the most recent market behavior...
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Jobs - it's not the only thing but it's something

Jan 10, 2019 |Jeremy Goldfarb
Highlight point from this morning's insight publication: The US job market added 2.64 million jobs in 2018. That is 3rd highest total for job creation since the 2008 financial crisis. since 2008 and 2000. Wages grew 3.2% year-over-year, the highest annual...
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