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  • Wednesday January 21st, 2015

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    On this week’s show, host Saj Karim and Mike Roberts discuss the surprise rate cut but the Bank of Canada and what it means for both consumers and the financial markets.  The recent decision by mega-US retailer Target to close its Canadian stores after less than 2 years in operation is also analyzed, and why

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  • Wednesday January 14th, 2015

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    Mike Magreehan and Wendy Strub discuss the 2015 limits for TFSAs, RRSPs, Education Savings Plans (RESPs), Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs) as well as new rules for probating an Ontario estate which took effect Jan 1.  They highlight Google’s ‘Project Ara’, which should be an interesting focus for the company in 2015.  For the second half

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  • Wednesday January 7th, 2015

    Today your hosts’ Saj Karim and Mike Roberts discussed the implications of a possible Greece exit from the Eurozone and the continued pressures lower crude oil are putting on Global economies.  They later discussed Canaccord Genuity’s US Portfolio Strategist Tony Dwyer’s long standing prediction of higher markets into 2015 and the Ontario Beer Store’s wider

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  • Wednesday December 17th, 2014

    Mike Magreehan and Saj Karim welcome special guest, Paul Nazereth, VP Community Engagement with CanadaHelps.org.  Mike and Saj discuss the trend in Canadians’ charitable giving, they highlight the tax benefits on donating securities and mutual funds vs. cash donations, the first time donor super-credit, as well as the many innovative features offered through CanadaHelps.  Also

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  • Wednesday December 10th, 2014

    Peter Chandler and Wendy Strub are your hosts today on Your Money Matters.   Listen:  

  • Wednesday December 3rd, 2014

    Today your hosts’ Saj Karim and Mike Roberts discussed the results of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping season that occurs after US Thanksgiving.  Also a recap of OPEC’s decision to maintain production quotas and the implications on oil prices as well as consumer spending.  They discussed the impact that GM’s decision to close

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  • Wednesday November 26th, 2014

    On today’s show, hosts Saj Karim and Mike Roberts discuss Blackberry’s progress over past year and comment on their recent cash promotion for customers willing to exchange their iPhones. The recent success of Hudson’s Bay Company associated with their updated real estate valuation is also highlighted. In the 2nd half, Saj and Mike provide listeners

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  • Wednesday November 19th, 2014

    Saj Karim and Wendy Strub discuss some of the issues affecting our markets this week including the impact of lower oil prices and a lower Canadian dollar.  They also chat about UBER, the black car company that has blindsided the taxi industry.  Retailers may have stinky Christmas stockings so, beware.  At the bottom of the

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  • Wednesday November 12th, 2014

    Peter Chandler and Wendy Strub discuss Finance Minister, Joe Oliver’s fiscal update. They also touch on recent developments at local smartphone maker, Blackberry as well as the report card on John Chen’s turnaround plan. Warren Buffet is notably one of the world’s savviest investors.  Peter and Wendy run through some of the ups and downs

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  • Wednesday November 5th, 2014

    On today’s show, hosts Mike Magreehan and Mike Roberts review some of the recent federal tax incentives proposed by the federal government, and how families with young children in particular stand to benefit from them. They also use a recent client situation as an example to highlight the importance of knowing  your contribution history to

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