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Revisiting the Nifty Fifty

Investment Views, Investments

The ‘Nifty Fifty’ were a group of 50 popular large-cap U.S. stocks that were must own blue chips in the 1960s and early 70s. This piece from USA Today last year recaps the phenomenon quite well. This was a group of stocks with which you could do no wrong – they would grow and pay steadily increasing dividends in practically any environment. That attitude is beginning to see a revival today but it has historically produced poor results.

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Infographic: New Family Tax Credits

Investments, Personal Finance

If you have kids under 18, you'll probably be impacted by some of the tax changes announced by the federal government.

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Emblem Portfolios in Action

Investments, Tactical Updates

Increased U.S. equities, decreased Canadian equities

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Life insurance: More affordable and simpler than you think

Helpful Tips, Insurance

It’s surprising that many people know that their families would benefit from having life insurance, but yet many people still don’t have it. Obviously, barriers exist for people – perhaps competing priorities, not knowing enough about what to purchase and where to start with the process, and thinking that it’s not affordable.

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Ten Retirement Myths Series: Myth #4

Investments, Personal Finance

The myth of never touching your capital starts when people are working and saving for retirement. Some become conscientious savers, never touching their nest egg. That mentality spills over into retirement. Changing habits can be hard.

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