Investing your personal finances can feel overwhelming. To help, we’ve created a series of articles covering key topics to keep in mind, so you can plan successfully for your future.

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Ten retirement questions

Start building your retirement plan by answering these 10 questions.

December 6, 2017
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Income vs. growth: investing in retirement

You may be doing your portfolio no favours by being overly conservative.

December 6, 2017
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Balanced Fund vs. Tax Effective Balanced Fund

The Mawer Balanced Fund and the Mawer Tax Effective Balanced Fund hold the same allocation of securities. The primary difference lies in the minor variances in tax strategies applied within the Tax Effective Fund.

December 6, 2017
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Evolution of the Mawer Global Balanced Fund

The Mawer Global Balanced Fund leverages our global equity platform for capital allocation, combined with an innovative “stock by stock” approach to risk management in order to improve portfolio resiliency.

December 6, 2017
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The Mawer tax effective strategy

A tax-effective approach to investing makes sense because it can minimize taxes and provide investors with the ability to compound those savings in future years.

December 6, 2017
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Why Mawer Mutual Fund returns may deviate from the market

A common question from investors is, “Why are my fund’s returns different from the market?” There are a few factors that make it misleading to look at the markets and then expect to see a mirrored reflection in your fund.

December 6, 2017
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Asset mix matters

“An investor needs to do very few things right as long as he or she avoids big mistakes. ” —Warren Buffet

February 10, 2017
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Millennials: stop making this investing mistake

The investors who produce the flashiest of returns usually do so in the unflashiest of ways.

January 13, 2017
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How a tax plan can help boost your savings

Seven ways a strategic tax plan can leave more money in your pocket.

March 25, 2021
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Stop making these 5 financial planning mistakes

We all can make money-related missteps. Here are five common ones to watch out for.

January 28, 2021
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Wealth Planning Facts & Figures 2021

A summary of key tax, retirement, estate, and other financial planning information for 2021.

January 21, 2021
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Five financial learnings from 2020 to take into 2021

Learn from 2020 and come out financially stronger in the New Year.

January 4, 2021
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TFSA & RRSP Contributions: What you need to know

Key information about contribution amounts, deadlines, and ways to contribute.

December 23, 2020
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Can you claim home office tax deductions during COVID-19?

It may be possible to write off some home office expenses, but you’ll need your employer’s help.

December 15, 2020
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Should I hire a corporate executor to manage my estate?

There are situations where hiring a professional to manage your estate is better than enlisting a loved one.

December 10, 2020
How to build an emergency fund

How to build an emergency fund

Everyone needs one. Here’s how to set money aside.

December 2, 2020
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Why entrepreneurs should consider using this lesser-known retirement account

Individual Pension Plans are ideal for business owners who are at least 40 years old and earn more than $100,000 a year.

September 1, 2020
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How much life insurance do you need?

Here’s how to calculate how much coverage will protect your family

July 20, 2020
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Make your family’s estate planning conversations go smoothly

Estate discussions are some of the most difficult conversations to have. Here are some ideas on how to have a productive talk with your family.

June 26, 2020
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How to pay less tax when you sell your cottage

You may have to pay capital gains tax on the sale of a second home. Here’s how you can keep more of that money in your pocket.

June 15, 2020
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Everything you need to know about the LIF

This retirement account is like a RRIF, but has a few key differences.

May 31, 2021
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2021 LIF withdrawals: What you need to know

Minimum and maximum withdrawal percentages for LIF and RLIF accounts by province.

March 18, 2021
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Understanding Your Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)

Everything you need to know about RRIFs.

March 2, 2021
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5 things you should know about your RRSP

With the 2021 RRSP deadline coming up on March 1st, here are five lesser-known facts about the account to keep in mind.

February 23, 2021
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The benefits of diversification

A diversified portfolio and a long-term strategy can better-shield investors from unpredictable changes in the market.

January 13, 2021
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Here’s what happens if you overcontribute to your RRSP and TFSA

There are limits as to how much you can invest in a registered account, so keep an eye on it to avoid being penalized by the CRA.

December 21, 2020
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What a low interest rate environment means for you

The Bank of Canada’s rate is, once again, at historically low levels. Here’s what that may mean for you.

October 27, 2020
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A guide to adding government contributions into your RESP

The Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG) is a helpful option to boost your education savings. Here’s how to collect.

September 17, 2020
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How to keep investing in retirement

Just because work ends, doesn’t mean you should stop investing.

August 19, 2020
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How to use non-registered accounts

There’s more to investing than the RRSP and TFSA.

July 20, 2020
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How compound investing works

It’s one of the most important financial concepts to understand and leverage to reach your financial goals.

April 27, 2020
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Useful investments for short-term savings

People don’t just have long-term goals. It's important to save properly for your immediate needs, too.

April 26, 2020

Disclosure: Mawer Investment Management Ltd. provides this publication for informational purposes only and it is not and should not be construed as professional advice. The information contained in this publication is based on material believed to be reliable at the time of publication and Mawer Investment Management Ltd. cannot guarantee that the information is accurate or complete. Individuals should contact their account representative for professional advice regarding their personal circumstances and/or financial position. The comments included in this publication are not intended to be a definitive analysis of tax applicability or trust and estates law. The comments are general in nature and professional advice regarding an individual’s particular tax position should be obtained in respect of any person’s specific circumstances.