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  • Oct 20, 2015 01:18 AM
    Last: 7yr

    Prime Minister Harper will be resigning as the Liberal Party of Canada becomes the majority party. It was expected to be a really close race but the Liberals already have 52% of the seats compared to the Conservatives 28%.

    Canada will now have it's first new leader in nearly a decade.

  • Oct 19, 2015 06:05 AM
    Last: 7yr

    Uber has announced that it hopes to help increase voter turnout in Canada by offering free rides to the voting booths for new customers. Even though the offer is limited to first-time customers only, it should help turnout for tomorrow's elections.

    Take advantage of this if it is available in your area, and I hope they do something similar in the U.S. next year. Our turnout is embarrassing.

  • Mar 02, 2015 10:15 PM
    Last: 8yr
    Well you have a few options. All the extended enrollment deadlines have passed now so those won't be an option.

    There are special enrollment periods. After a major life event you have 60 days to sign up:
    -Married or Divorced
    -Lost job w/ insurance
    -Adopted a child
    -Released from prison

    Other than that, you only option is getting short term insurance. You will still have to pay the penalty for not signing up in time but you will be covered until the next sign up period begins.

    Hope this is helpful
  • Feb 26, 2015 06:05 AM
    Last: 8yr
    Do your taxes both ways then see which works out better. There are advantages and disadvantages to both.

    Jointly you can quialify for multiple tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit; Adoption expenses; Lifetime learning and dependent care credit.

    Jointly aslo lets you deduct 2 exemption amounts and I think you get double to exemption amount

    IIRC, people with a lot of medical expenses usually are better off filing separately. But like I said before, do them both ways and file the one that works best for you.