FTC, 38 States, and D.C. Act to Shut Down Massive Charity Fraud Telefunding Operation

Defendants placed more than 1.3 billion deceptive fundraising calls—mostly illegal robocalls— claiming to support veterans, children, firefighters The Federal Trade Commission, along with 46 agencies from 38 states and D.C., has stopped a massive telefunding operation that bombarded 67 million consumers with 1.3 billion deceptive charitable fundraising calls (mostly illegal robocalls). The defendants collected more…

Following Federal Trade Commission Staff Recommendation to Challenge Transaction, Two Health Care Systems in Central Georgia Abandon Proposed Merger

Federal Trade Commission Votes to Close Investigation of Atrium Health Navicent, Inc. and Houston Healthcare System, Inc. Given the announcement from Atrium Health Navicent, Inc. and Houston Healthcare System, Inc. that they are abandoning their proposed merger, the Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation into the proposed transaction. After a thorough investigation, FTC staff…

FTC Issues Annual Report on Ethanol Market Concentration 2020

The Federal Trade Commission has issued its 2020 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 directs the Commission to perform an annual review of market concentration in the ethanol production industry “to determine whether there is sufficient competition among industry participants to avoid price-setting and other anticompetitive behavior.” As in prior…

FTC Launches Initiative to Encourage Lower-Income Communities to Report Fraud

The Federal Trade Commission is launching a new initiative aimed at partnering with community legal aid organizations to expand its outreach to lower-income communities to encourage them to report fraud and provide them with advice to help recover. The Community Advocate Center initiative will provide a new way for organizations that provide free and low-cost…

World’s biggest wealth fund blacklists Canadian companies for carbon emissions as World Economic Forum calls out Canada

Double whammy as the world’s largest wealth fund blacklists some canadian companies for “excessive” carbon emissions and World Economic Forum rates canada #28 in preparedness for climate change https://www.theglobeandmail.com/busines … icle+Links Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund is excluding some of the world’s biggest commodities firms from its portfolio for their use and production of coal,…

VIDEO — EB Tucker: Gold Will Take Out its Old High in 2020 — Here’s How

Gold’s rise to US$1,500 per ounce last year was unexpected for some market participants, but for EB Tucker, the yellow metal’s price increase came as no surprise.  Tucker, who is a director at Metalla Royalty & Streaming (TSXV:MTA,NYSEAMERICAN:MTA), accurately called that move, and last fall he predicted that the yellow metal will take out its old…

Should I claim HST credits for stuff allocated to a shareholder loan?

I formed a corporation, I am the only shareholder. Until the corp gets some money, most expenses (maybe 10-15k over the next 4-6 months) will be incurred by myself and allocated to a shareholder loan. Does the corp claim HST credits during this period even though the corp has not paid me back? Or can…

[HELP] Understanding T4 with Yearly Bonus put into RRSP

Hello, seeking the groups’ advice on the following scenario, with regards to T4, and a Bonus Amount included on the T4 which was put directly to RRSP through my employer – this is my first time going through this scenario as in previous years I would have the bonus paid out directly. Let’s say my…

Home/Auto insurance – CAA? Sonnet?

Can anyone advise on their experience with CAA and/or Sonnet for home/auto? I’ve looked into Aviva, Scottish & York, Square One, Bel-Air. Costco. I also tried using some of the insurance broker online quotes – lowestrates.ca, etc.So far, CAA and Sonnet are the best rates for us. I’ve been doing some insurance shopping for the…

Canada Cobalt Shareholders Overwhelmingly Vote in Favor of Name Change

Canada Cobalt Works Inc. (TSXV:CCW) (OTC:CCWOF) (Frankfurt: 4T9B) (the “Company” or “Canada Cobalt”) is pleased to announce that shareholders in a Special Meeting yesterday voted 99.92% in favor of changing the Company’s name to Canada Silver Cobalt Works Inc. in order to better reflect its immediate and longer-term direction. The name change is expected to…

Income Tax 2019 – credits & benefits

Making sure I don’t miss out any credits & benefits. My situation is pretty common / straight forward, living in ONTARIO * dual income household (T4s)* children (daycare)* investments (T3, T5)* RRSP* Lending Loop (very small amount)* Charitable / donation* Mortgage Since the auto-fill, practically almost everything is filled up already. I reviewed & compared…

5 ASX Investment Ideas in a COVID-19 World

The world continues to face uncertainty brought by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with investors trying to look for cues as to where the markets are going and how to manage their portfolios in the current economic climate. For Greg Galton, Canaccord Genuity’s director of private wealth research, the question investors should be asking…

Build My Own Target Retirement Fund?

Hello, curious for any insights! My old employer used Vanguard for 401k's. New employer is using Principal. For about ten years I was always just in Vanguard's Target Retirement 2050 fund, it seemed simple enough. Initially I did the same thing with Principal (it is actually a T Rowe Price Fund), but am starting to…

50 Top Stock Picks That Billionaires Love

They say on Wall Street that if you want to make a small fortune, start by investing a large one. The billionaires and big-time money managers below all have fortunes of various sizes, and studying which stock picks they’ve chased with their capital ain’t a half-bad idea. After all, there’s a reason why the rich…

First time home buyer trying to buy a home in a super hot market.

So I’m a first time home buyer and looking at making an offer on a home very soon. We found one we like, the only problem is houses sell here within 48 hours. We’ve put in offer but always get outbid. Anyways the question is would it be smarter to put my loan over $300,000…

CRA Business Line and GST Filings

Anyone called cra business inquiries line recently, how long did you wait? I’ve filed 6 gst returns for a business that was never operational after cra filed them for me and attached 20,000+ balance which meant my personal tax refund is held (that’s how I found out about this gst issue). A week ago I’ve…

CERB and first time trading

Hi Im Self-employed and I qualify all the criterias for CERB so I’ve applied for and received it. At beginning of April I started stock options trading for the first time and luckily had good profits which are over 5000$. Am I considered a day trader now and don’t qualify and CERB ?what does it…

New to doing taxes and in mailing them out

I'm new to doing my taxes. I tried filing them online but was unable to do so because I did not have my AGI from last year, so I have opted to mail them. Is there anything that I need to send with it? And would anyone know about how long it will take for…

Cheapest way to transport car

I came up with a situation where I need to transport a car from CA to VA. I am looking at sites like uship, roadrunner etc. but I wanted to hear others experiences before deciding. What would be the cheapest way to do it? I have no problem with someone driving that car from CA…

Roommate ran off before agreement ended, have post dated cheques

Hi everyone, My roommate recently gave me basically no notice and ran off. She is my sublet and her Agreement does not end until August. I’m a university student who is the lease holder and I was subletting the extra room to her. I only have her credit score information, her parents are out of…