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

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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.

Saving $5 a day could make you a millionaire

CBC finance columnist Mark Ting says the greatest advantage a young investor has is the time they have to allow their investments to grow.

How a proactive strata council can reduce your building's insurance premiums

Mark Ting, CBC's finance columnist, says don't necessarily dismiss purchasing a condo with high monthly strata fees. If the strata is well-run it could, in the long run, save owners money because of reduced insurance premiums.

Did you work from home in 2020? If so you are likely eligible for some tax relief

If an employee spent more than 50 per cent of their time over four consecutive weeks working from home, they are eligible to make home office expense deductions. Mark Ting, CBC's finance columnist, has some advice for those working at home due to the pandemic.

Few retirees wait until 70 to collect their Canada Pension Plan cheques, but maybe more should

Many retirees have a difficult time deciding when to begin taking their Canada Pension Plan (CPP) payments. Mark Ting, CBC's finance columnist, has some advice.

Bitcoin is surging like it's 2017 — up 225% since March

The price of bitcoin is up 225% since the recent March lows and is getting close to overtaking the 2017 all-time high.

How your credit card can help with buyer's regret

Mark Ting, CBC's finance columnist, says if your credit card has price protection, you can be reimbursed the difference between the price you paid and the lower advertised price within 60 days of purchase. 

Is now a good time to buy a pre-sale condo in B.C.?

Mark Ting, CBC's finance columnist, on what factors to consider before buying a pre-sale condo.