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5 Steps to Find the Best GIC Rates in Canada

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It is true that interest rates are going up as the Bank of Canada (BOC) begins to gradually normalizing the overnight rate. This means that the average depositor will notice better returns on their cash deposits, term accounts, and savings. However, when compared to the 1980s and 1990s, the returns are still pittance. You might be thinking that there must be some better way of getting your money to work for you without having to dip your toe into the Toronto Stock Exchange or the New York Stock Exchange. There is and it’s called guaranteed investment certificates, or GICs. By navigating the GIC ...

7 Most Valuable Currencies in the World Right Now

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Currency is almost a living organism in the world that we live it, as it is always changing, adapting, and evolving. As such, currency can be a tricky thing to understand in some cases. For instance, the most expensive currency does not necessarily make it the most powerful currency in the world. As of today, all currencies are compared to that of the US dollar, making it the dominating force in this situation, but what are the most expensive currencies when put into those terms?View post

Top 7 Reasons Employees Hire Employment Lawyers

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An employment lawyer can be very resourceful on matters in the workplace. Toronto employment lawyers are familiar and knowledgeable about all sorts of workplace issues. Therefore, they come in handy when an employee needs legal advice or assistance. Here are the top reasons why an employee would hire an employment lawyer. 1. Review Job Offers Besides hiring an employment lawyer after losing your job, the legal expert can be resourceful when starting a new job. Therefore, before starting your new job, it’s advisable to consult an experienced employment lawyer to help you review the job offer. For instance, the termination clause of ...

4 Personal Qualities and Traits of a Good Employee

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Whether you’re an employer trying to scout the best of the best for your workforce or an employee trying to get ahead, it can help to know what qualities define a good employee. Developing a better assessment of these behavioural traits and how to apply them in practical ways is key to succeeding in a business environment, be it as an employee or as an employer. Below are four key personal traits of a good employee: View post

7 Famous Embezzlement Cases in the Financial Industry

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“The theft or misappropriation of funds placed in one’s trust or belonging to one’s employer,” is the definition of embezzlement. This sounds like a pretty serious crime, but it is actually quite common in the world of today. Common enough that some embezzlement cases are more famous than others, anyway.View post

How to Save Money on a Wedding: 8 Cheap Wedding Tips and Ideas

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I’m getting married in the morning! Ding, dong! The bells are gonna chime! So, get me to the church on time! It’s that time of year when young lovers, starry-eyed couples, and ambitious relationships tie the knot, get hitched, exchange vows, and profess their undying love for one another. Yes, it’s wedding season. While cynics will say that the chief cause for divorce is marriage, the poets will defend this institution to their final breath. And, in terms of money, why not go all out. It’s not every day that you get married, unless you’re someone like Mickey Rooney, whose life ...

5 Most Accessible Medical Practice Financing Options

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Capital is one of the most crucial resources when it comes to starting and running a business. Whether you are a new doctor in medical school debt or an experienced healthcare practitioner seeking to expand on your own practice management, there are a variety of medical practice financing options available. This is also true if you need capital to hire more staff, lease medical equipment, refurbish the medical practice or manage cash flow as you wait to be reimbursed by patients. However, there is one thing you need to do before you go out to seek funding, especially if you’re starting ...

6 Best Ways on How to Make Money Recycling

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Recycling is important, we all now that. Not that anyone should need any incentive to recycle in the first place. After all, saving the planet is already a pretty good reason! Many people don’t know that you can actually make money by recycling. A lot of people are putting plastic, cardboard, cans, and glass into their recycling bins without a second thought. Disposing unneeded items into the recycling containers is the right thing to do and that’s enough, which is great. However, why not make a little money while we’re reducing our global footprint? Here are the seven best ways on how ...

7 Best Paying Commission Based Jobs

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There are benefits to working commission-only. The obvious one is that you have the opportunity to have more freedom in your work schedule – the company isn’t paying you, so why do you have to be a model employee? That said, since you’re paid a commission, you have to do a little more than the average employee who gets a handsome hourly wage.View post

How to Reduce Freight Cost in 12 Steps

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As a company, you obviously want to be profitable with your current operations. In many cases, managing your freight costs has a significant impact on whether the business makes a profit or a loss. Just because you have always shipped your products the same way, and with the same carrier, doesn’t mean you have to keep going this way forever. After working with a freight audit company, you may discover new ways to reduce your freight costs, cut unnecessary expenses, and make profits more streamlined for your business. If you are wondering if you could save some money by making different, better ...

12 Best Paying Medical Jobs with the Highest Salary Potential

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Careers in health care continue to make up some of the top jobs in Canada. Considering how our population continues to age and will require more health assistance moving forward, health care professionals are going to be called upon to meet the high demand. The best paying medical jobs are largely focused on serving the senior population, although they don't cover all of the jobs. Some of the best paying family physicians may even have a higher income than lawyers.View post

How to Sell Your Home Fast and Still Make Money

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Do you have an urgent need to sell your home fast? Being able to sell a home quickly may mean having less time to find a prospective buyer at a fair price. The entire process of selling a home is expedited, leaving you with tighter deadlines and less room to bargain or maneuver. How quickly a home sells, and at what price, depends on several factors. In most cases, the time of the year plays a significant role. Another factor is your knowledge and experience with the real estate market. If you work with professional help, you may be able to ...