Mark Ting

Mark Ting is a partner with Foundation Wealth, where he helps clients reach their financial goals. He can also be heard every Thursday at 4:50 p.m. on CBC radio as On the Coast’s guide to personal finance. @MarkTingCFP

Latest from Mark Ting


How to avoid greenwashing in 'sustainable' investing

With 'Invest in Our Planet' being the theme of Earth Day 2022, many people could be inspired to increase the amount of sustainable offerings in their investment portfolios. But the word 'sustainable' is very subjective.

Interest rates are rising. Is it time to switch to a fixed rate mortgage?

For the first time since 2018, the Bank of Canada has hiked the overnight interest rate to curb inflation and cool the real-estate market.  With increasing interest rates many variable mortgage holders are considering switching to a fixed rate mortgage.  

In 2022, your New Year's resolution should be to streamline your personal finances

CBC columnist and wealth manager Mark Ting shares his tips for how to streamline your personal finances during the new year.

Financial advice I would give my 25-year-old self

CBC columnist and wealth manager Mark Ting shares his tips for young people looking to get out of debt and live within their means.

Will the upcoming federal election improve housing affordability?

Mark Ting, CBC's finance columnist, looks at how a federal election could affect housing policy, but says don't hold your breath for a big change.

Is investing in crowdfunded real estate a wise choice?

Mark Ting says crowd funding can reduce barriers for people who want to invest in property and he's using it to teach his kids about financial responsibility.

Why it might be wise to hold off on buying a car for a little while longer

Mark Ting, CBC's finance columnist, explains why new and used vehicles are more expensive right now.

Why I'm going forward with a home renovation despite soaring prices on construction materials

My wife really wants to build a patio for the summer. Our neighbours are encouraging us to start the project now, arguing that due to inflation, the longer we wait the more expensive the renovation will become. That's a statement that I generally agree with — but not necessarily in this case.

The bull and bear case for the Lower Mainland's real estate market

Mark Ting, CBC's finance columnist, says real estate prices depend on ebbs and flows based on supply and demand and various government policies.

Some considerations when navigating Vancouver's rental market

The news that B.C. is planning to freeze rents until the end of 2021, combined with a 10 per cent year-over-year decline in the median rental price for one and two-bedroom Vancouver condos, prompted a listener named Nicole to seek help on how best to navigate the current rental market.