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How to Protect Wealth in Volatile Times

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Money & Finances, Portfolio, Wealth, Wealth Management | 0 comments

How to Protect Wealth in Volatile Times

This year has been a difficult one for Canadian investors. The TSX Composite index is down almost five percent for the year, one of the worst performances among developed markets.

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Life After Zero

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Lifestyle, Wealth, Wealth Management | 0 comments

Life After Zero

Life After Zero 2015-2016 Federal Budget by Andre Bardoun, Financial Security Advisor, Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network When a finance minister is brandishing a pair of New Balance shoes on the eve of the budget, you can be sure that a balanced budget will play a starring role in his presentation. But what else? Read on! It has been the goal of just about every government since 2008: a zero deficit. According to the federal finance minister, this will finally be achieved for Canada in 2015-2016. In fact, the country will...

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350 Kilometres of Steel and Rubber

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Investments, Money & Finances, Wealth | 0 comments

350 Kilometres of Steel and Rubber

Northwest Transmission Line By Peter Clausi The best mining story in the world right now is not a mine. It’s not a new find setting off a staking rush. Barrick Gold hasn’t patched up its differences with Newmont Mining, and there’s still no sign of Michael de Guzman. The best mining story in the world is 350 kilometres of steel and rubber, the Northwest Transmission Line (aka: NTL). The map at right traces the NTL’s route. Start at Skeena Substation, a hard-to-find spot roughly 300 kilometres southeast of Stuart, BC. Then meander more or less...

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Do it Yourself or Hire a Portfolio Manager

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Wealth | 0 comments

Do it Yourself or Hire a Portfolio Manager

Do it yourself or hire a portfolio manager? By Adrian Mastracci Many investors receive good value from their investment advisors. Desirable signs are the frequency of appreciative comments from clients and when clients voluntarily provide advisor introductions to family, friends and colleagues. On the other hand, many investors question the wisdom of paying investment advisory fees. Unfortunately, this disconnect occurs far too frequently. Hence, taking over management of the family portfolio seems a no-brainer to those unhappy investors....

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RRSP

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in FEATURED, Wealth | 0 comments

RRSP

“You’ve just finished taking care of your RRSP needs for the 2013 tax year. Hence, this is a great time to pay serious attention to your RRSP matters for 2014. One major goal is to make that portion of the nest egg last to age 90, or longer, for both spouses.”

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Weathering the Pesky Stock Markets

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in FEATURED, Wealth | 0 comments

Weathering the Pesky Stock Markets

“Markets mimic a roller coaster, regardless of whether you’re bullish or bearish.”

“Making portfolio selections is not about always being right. One skill of investing includes coming to grips with the prospects of being wrong.”

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Think and Invest Like a Pension Plan

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in FEATURED, Wealth | 0 comments

Think and Invest Like a Pension Plan

“Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”

“Adopt these moves for year-round investing. Keep your line of sight on how pension plans think and invest to deliver long run income for decades.”

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Organize Your Nest Egg for the Long Haul

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in FEATURED, Wealth | 0 comments

Organize Your Nest Egg for the Long Haul

Investors often ask what they should be investing in for the year ahead and beyond. Our answer is that the key is to first ascertain the financial objectives on your priority list. For us, investing has always been and continues to be a journey for the long haul.

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