Good Things Start with Savings

At one time in the not-so-distant past, our society was tuned into saving. Putting a portion of a pay cheque away for the future was the ‘norm’. We wouldn’t think of buying something until we had saved up enough cash to pay for it, whether that thing...

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Canada 150

Hi Folks! In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary we have compiled a list of the best the country has to offer. From golf courses to glamping, artists to authors, there is no shortage of unique opportunities to learn, explore and enjoy this majestic...

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What's your plan?

Do you know how much you need to save for retirement? Is your investment strategy aligned to your goals? Are you effectively...

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Retirement Planning – Age Milestones

As we get older, certain milestones are important when preparing for retirement. If you are nearing the following age milestones, take note of these considerations as you look to maximize your retirement savings. Don’t leave money on the table. If yo...

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Federal Budget 2016 – What You Need to Know!

There were also some surprises that came with the release of the budget. The government abandoned its election pledges to increase the taxation of stock options, continue to reduce the small business corporate income tax rate, as well as provide life...

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Digital Estate Planning

While just 20 years ago the word "internet" didn’t exist in most vocabularies, the digital world is now so ubiquitous that it has become an important consideration in estate planning. Anyone who spends time online should consider keeping records deta...

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Invest in Your TFSA

One of the most compelling reasons for investing in a TFSA is the opportunity for tax-free growth. The main difference between the TFSA and Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is that TFSA contributions are funded with after-tax dollars, so any...

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High-Yield Bond Funds - Risk vs. Reward

A high-yield bond fund manages a portfolio of individual high-yield bonds. This may be a suitable addition as you look to another...

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Fund Management Style - Which is Better?

A common objective of mutual fund investors, though by no means the only one, is for our portfolios to grow in value over time. This is particularly true of equity funds, where we depend on our fund managers to make astute stock selections that, in...

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Fixed Income and the Interest Rate Cycle

In a rising rate environment, high quality, shorter duration bonds can also help to lower exposure to potential long-term risks...

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