Globe readers love stories about money – how to repay it, save it and invest it. The best-read stories of 2015 – measured by online traffic – range from TFSAs and RRSPs to retirement and banking fees. Below are the best-read personal finance news stories of 2015, as chosen by you.
No. 1: Nine ways your family finances will change under a Liberal government
Here are nine things you need to know about how your personal finances will change under the new Liberal government. These points are based on measures the party campaigned on prior to the election. Real the full story here.
No. 2: Debt doubts cast shadow for professional couple with five kids
Eric and Ilsa put lifestyle ahead of financial concerns but it has put them in a bit of a bind. Real the full story here.
No. 3: A house-rich couple confronts a looming cash crunch
Vicky and Sandhya Bhardwaj are expecting their first child in August. Once their son arrives, the couple will be living dangerously close to their financial edge. Read the full story here.
No. 4: What an $11,000 TFSA limit means for your retirement
A lifetime’s worth of financial planning would be affected if the annual contribution limit for tax-free savings accounts is doubled. Read the full story here.
No. 5: Liberals detail how they will roll back TFSA contribution limits
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau confirmed Monday that the contribution limit on the tax-free savings account will drop back to $5,500 from $10,000 effective Jan. 1, 2016, but that the limit for 2015 will remain untouched. Read the full story here.
No. 6: Six dividend stocks ideal for RRSP investing
During times of market volatility, investors need every edge they can get. Dividend stocks can offer peace of mind. Read the full story here.
No. 7: Don’t fall into the RRSP ‘tax trap’
As the annual RRSP contribution deadline approaches, it’s worth considering more than just how much money you can afford to stash away. Specifically, it’s worth thinking about taxes. Read the full story here.
No. 8: How will the enhanced child benefit boost your 2015 family finances?
In late 2014, the federal government introduced enhancements to the Universal Child Care Benefit for Canadian families. Watch this video that explains the changes.
No. 9: No stone left unturned as RBC hikes fees
Canada’s largest bank has decided that it’s not enough to charge clients interest when they borrow money. Read the full story here.
No. 10: How to retire at age 30 (and stay retired)
You expect to hate anyone who could retire at 30. But it’s awfully hard to dislike Mr. Money Mustache. Read the full story here.
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