Friday, April 16, 2010

Short Takes: Rising House Insurance Premiums, US Dollars in RBC RRSPs, and more

1. Rob Carrick says that house insurance rates are going up.

2. Canadian Capitalist reports that RBC will start letting clients hold US dollars in their RRSPs and TFSAs. This may not sound like a big deal, but it can save big dollars on currency conversion when buying and selling US securities in your registered account.

3. Big Cajun Man outlines the rules for rolling registered accounts over to disabled children.

4. Larry MacDonald doesn’t like tax thresholds that don’t automatically rise with inflation. I don’t blame him. Hidden tax increases don’t sit well with me either.

5. Preet reviews the Apple iPad with action pictures. A good quote: “It’s definitely a winner. But you don’t NEED it.”

6. Million Dollar Journey has some advice for those interested in buying a car at an auction.


  1. Thanks for the mention, have a dry weekend

  2. Thanks for the mention Michael. It would be interesting to see if and how soon the other brokers match this move by RBC.

  3. It would be great to be allowed to hold US $ in an RRSP, just when the loonie is so high and people want use their increased purchasing power to buy U.S. securities

  4. Thanks for the link Michael! Hope you had a great weekend...