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Why Pessimism Is So Attractive

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Markets have gone through some ups and downs in the last decade, and this has caused many investors to be worried and pessimistic about the future. Throughout history, people have been apprehensive about times yet to come. Ancient Greek philosophers opined on the recklessness of youth and the disregard for the wisdom of elders, heralding the downfall of mankind; yet here we are, at the pinnacle of societal and technological evolution...
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Making that RRSP contribution before the deadline

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

So, you haven’t fully ‘topped-up’ your RRSP? There’s still time to make a contribution and have it count towards reducing your taxable income earned in 2015, if you do so before February 29th. Here are some things to consider before the deadline...
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What is critical illness insurance and how can it help you?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

In 1960 life expectancy in Canada was 71.13 years old, today it is over 80. While we may like to think we are living longer because we are healthier than our parents and grandparents were, the reality is that medical advances have dramatically improved survival rates of people who suffer from a critical illness.
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How will the new Federal Government impact your finances?

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Changes are coming with the new Federal government. Not all the details are known yet, but here is a brief summary of some of the changes that may impact your finances...
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Financial Planning Week in Canada

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November 15 – 21st is the 7th annual Financial Planning Week in Canada. This is part of an ongoing effort to promote financial well-being and raise the awareness of engaging in financial planning with a qualified professional. Canadians engaged in financial planning report significantly higher levels of satisfaction with their financial health and feel more confident on being on track to meet their financial and retirement goals.
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The BC Training and Education Savings Grant

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

In February 2013, the BC government announced that any BC resident with an RESP for a child born on or after Jan. 1, 2007, may apply for a one-time grant of $1,200 between the child’s sixth and seventh birthday. Two years have passed since then, as it has taken the government time to develop the applications, and for Financial Institutions to obtain approval to offer the grant...
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Invest in your health

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

If you are a regular reader of our blog, I think it is safe to assume that you are a person who is interested in your financial future. It is widely accepted that, if we want to have enough money for retirement, we need to start saving and investing as early as possible. The sooner we start, the more we will accumulate. This same adage holds true for our health. Investments we make in our health today will also pay off in the future...
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Why Use A Mortgage Broker?

Monday, August 17, 2015

Today, we recommend that our clients enlist the services of mortgage brokers when buying property or renewing their mortgages. Gone are the days of automatically renewing one's mortgage or leveraging a long-standing relationship with a local bank branch to secure financing. While, in the past, this was the business norm, in the highly competitive mortgage arena, clients get the best combination of rates and terms by having a professional mortgage broker shop the market for them...
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RRIF withdrawal rates

Monday, June 15, 2015

In the most recent federal budget, there were some interesting and progressive changes. The most obvious to many was that the TFSA annual deposit limit was changed from $5,500 to $10,000. While this is very helpful for many people, I wanted to talk about the changes to the RRIF withdrawal rates.
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Canada - Money for Life - Life Annuity

Monday, May 25, 2015

Click here to see a video detailing how Canadian residents can have a guaranteed monthly income throughout their entire retirement with Life Annuities.
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