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Money Talks: Volume 12

Valentine’s Day was yesterday and aside from the talk of romance and love being in the air, just like most other things in life it always boils down to money. How much are retailers and florists making? How much are you spending on your date? In this week’s Money Talks edition, we’ve rounded up all of that talk for you, as well as other February hot topics – namely RRSPs and TFSAs. Throw in a little mortgage and real estate chat, and you’ve got all the best online financial talk this week!

Real Estate

People have still not stopped talking about all those condos in Toronto, and the many more still in the pipeline. This week The Globe gives you five reasons not to buy one.

Mortgages

Self-employed mortgages are some of the hardest to come by in Canada today. Canada Mortgage Trends takes a look at one in particular, and how it can help.

This week the CanEquity blog wants to warn you of predatory lenders, and tell you how to avoid them.

Investing

There are only a few more days to get your RRSP contributions in before the deadline. Gail Vaz-Oxlade breaks down RRSPs, and how they work when you have a spouse.

But are you contributing to an RRSP this year? Or would you rather contribute to a TFSA? This week the Canadian Finance Blog breaks down this latter type of savings vehicle.

Personal Finance

Yes, it was Valentine’s Day yesterday and hopefully that means that not too many couples were fighting. Those who were though were probably fighting about money, as the report Everyday Money brings us points out.

Still want to marry that one perfect person for you? RateSuperMarket tells you how to plan a wedding for cheap!

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