Author Archives: Krystal Wheeler

Wealthy on paper, couple with $2.9 million in assets needs to sell a property to finance retirement

Wealthy on paper, couple with $2.9 million in assets needs to sell a property to finance retirement

Situation: Couple has two houses, modest financial assets and no company pensions Solution: Sell city house, pay debts, buy condo until wife’s retirement, move to the cottage A couple we’ll call Fred and Felicity, both 60, live in British Columbia. Fred retired a few years ago from a job in publishing. Felicity does seasonal administrative

Milton Friedman is right, profit is a company’s only purpose

In his inimitable way, and with a Canadian union twist, Jerry Dias is on a mini-crusade to overturn the foundations of modern corporate capitalism. As the president of Unifor ratchets up his actions against General Motors Co. over its plan to close the automaker’s Oshawa, Ont., assembly plant, he is deploying some of the ideas from

Five things you should know before you start your work day on Jan. 24

The star attraction of Campobello Island is Roosevelt Campobello International Park, 1,134-hectares centred around the family cottage of former president Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor.Kevin Bissett/The Canadian Press Good morning! To go with your morning Tim’s, we’ve got a story today on its new top management team and solid results; we’ve got stock

Innovation Nation: What Canada’s cutting-edge health tech startups need to get to the next level

Jeff Ruby, founder and CEO of Newtopia.Photo by Peter J. Thompson/National Post. National Post photo illustration. Mark Taylor has a front-row seat to the development and launch of some of Canada’s greatest health-tech innovations as the leader of the licensing and commercialization team at Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN), one of the largest health-care and

Innovation Nation: When privacy stands in the way of patient care

Many Canadians don’t realize they legally own their personal health records.Photo Illustration by Gigi Suhanic/National Post While nothing is more private for most individuals than their health, many Canadians don’t realize they legally own their personal health records — or how they would obtain them. As we look to evolve our health care system, however,

Trudeau is right: 40% of Canadians don’t pay income taxes, which means someone else is picking up the bill

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this week “low-income families don’t benefit from tax breaks because they don’t pay taxes."Cole Burston/The Canadian Press Many people were upset with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week for saying “low-income families don’t benefit from tax breaks because they don’t pay taxes.” Of course, some were upset because they felt

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