Personal Wealth

Handling Money (and Taxes) with a Side Hustle or Self-Employment

If work for yourself or have a side hustle on top of your regular job, there are extra complications when it comes to calculating and saving for taxes. You might worry if you’ve planned things out properly or if you’ll be hit with a big unexpected tax bill. In this post, I outline how to handle taxes as a self-employed individual or side hustler and tips for managing your money.

Market Research

Tony’s Take: Getting mutual funds out of the closet

The Canadian stock market is relatively small by international standards and is dominated by a few large corporations. Indeed, the top 10 companies by market capitalization in the TSX Composite Index reads like a who’s who of corporate Canada, including four of the big five banks, Canadian National Railway, Enbridge, Suncor Energy and BCE.

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      20 Erb St. W
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      Waterloo N2L 1T2 ON

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