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  • How to calculate your investment growth

    January,31,2020

    Year end statements for 2019 are arriving, so I thought it would be a great time to share this short video from Edgepoint that explains the proper way to calculate your investment return.  It also goes over the difference between…Continue Reading

  • Be resolute

    January,23,2020

    Happy New Year everyone.  I hope you all have a great year! Have you made any resolutions for 2020?  Have you set any goals?  Have you completed your goals in the past or are does your motivation decline as the…Continue Reading

  • Tis the season – of debt.

    December,4,2019

    With the holiday season upon us, our credit cards are starting to take a beating.  For a lot of us, this time of year puts a strain on our finances.  Unfortunately, there is pressure to find the perfect gift for…Continue Reading

  • Some of the ways OAS can affect your retirement income

    November,21,2019

    Figuring out your income when you retire can be difficult.  There are tons of books and articles that seem to offer easy to follow recipes about how to manage the multiple sources of your income in retirement.  There is, however,…Continue Reading

  • Two alternatives to traditional life insurance

    June,18,2019

    In my last two articles about life insurance and critical illness insurance, I said that they are often underappreciated financial tools that can help a family in a time of tragedy.  This month, I will take a closer look at…Continue Reading

  • Surviving an illness doesn’t have to make your family finances sick

    May,29,2019

    Last time I talked about the importance of life insurance and how it can help your family if a life ending tragedy were to occur.  This time around I would like to discuss another under appreciated insurance product that can…Continue Reading

  • Avoiding financial catastrophe

    April,16,2019

    When people hear the term “financial plan”, life insurance probably does not pop into their heads.  No surprise there.  It is certainly not the most exciting finance tool around, but arguably, it could be the one of the most important. …Continue Reading

  • Evolving retirement

    March,14,2019

    There is no question that our concept of retirement is changing.  There are different expectations between generations and genders.  Even spouses may have different expectations.  Have a look at this article by Peter Wouters for some interesting statistics. Do you…Continue Reading

  • Why have an RRSP?

    February,1,2019

    Since we are in the middle of RRSP season, I thought I would list some of the great reasons to open a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to save for your retirement. Here are the top 6 reasons to open…Continue Reading

  • Investing: Volatility, emotions, and the odds

    January,18,2019

    After over 2 years of straight up growth, the markets have returned to more normal periods of volatility.  While these are a regular and expected part of market activity, it never feels good to experience them.  It is our feelings…Continue Reading