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Canadians are in love with direct deposit

(NC) – Forget about walking down the lane or driving to the post office to pick up your federal benefit cheque. The majority of Canadians now receive their federal payments electronically through direct deposit into their bank accounts. Four out of five Canadians—parents, seniors, veterans, students, businesses and Aboriginal people—have enrolled in direct deposit, the federal program to eliminate paper …

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Property planning advice for the retirement boom

(NC) — Things are looking up for Canadian boomers. Compared to the generation that precedes them, they are healthier, living longer and many will work past the age of 65. This changes how retirees need to should look at their retirement property. “Accessibility tops the list of considerations for retiring homebuyers, followed by amenities, size, finances, and of course, location,” …

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Canadian Dollar Now World’s Fifth Most-used Currency

The latest report from SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), a co-operative for financial messaging services, states that the Canadian dollar accounted for 1.8 per cent of activity in January which makes it the fifth most used currency in the world. The percentage is the same as one year earlier. However, the loonie, as the country’s dollar coin is …

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Starting and Managing Your Small Business Finances Effectively

Running a business is so much easier if you know how to manage your finances effectively. Most large businesses employ people specifically for the purpose of looking after the finances, but if you have a smaller business, you are probably unlikely to be able to afford to employ people just to take care of your finances. If you’re starting a …

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Florida real estate agents get marketing outreach boost

How did Florida real estate agents boost their marketing strategy? It is surely not easy to market homes for sale or for rent especially when they are trying to sell it to people from other countries like Canada. Florida real estate agencies are planning to expand their business and through that, they want to offer their services to people from …

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This Is It: End of Windows XP tech support

Microsoft will officially end technical support for its Windows XP operating system on April 8. The fact is that computers running XP will keep working after April 8 but with an increased risk of becoming victims of viruses and malware. If new flaws in XP are discovered after that, they will go unfixed by Microsoft as no updates will be …

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Give ‘Em a Gold Star: How to Make Your Employees Feel Valued

You may be surprised at what actually motivates an employee. Is it the paycheck? Is it the benefits program? Is it the hours required of them? Though the studies have been done for decades have given employers a look at what makes their employees happy and satisfied, it’s still a puzzling question for many. Forbes has compiled a list of …

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Three methods of detecting insider fraud

All too often fraud is not detected until it is too late, in some cases several years after the fraudulent act has been committed. In many instances the fraudulent act remains completely undetected. Currently fraud issues abound as the banking system undergoes an overhaul to bring it back to some semblance of health. Perhaps one of the most worrisome signs …

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Investment Tips for Pensioners

The recession and credit crisis has hit people on a fixed income the hardest, and pensioners in particular are suffering from rising food and energy prices. Make your house work for you There are a few ways in which pensioners can make the most of their investments and assets, though. One good way is to rent out a room. A …

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Top 5 financial tips for 2014

What is the key to financial success? This is a question we all have an interest in, in some way or another. Read our guide to financial success in 2014 and we will relay some simple truths about financial success and show you how to achieve financial success this 2014. 1. Spending less than you earn If you spend less …

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