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Paying down debt: a great investment

Investments, Personal Finance

The world seems to revolve around credit cards and getting loyalty points.

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Getting a Grip on Excessive Debt

Investments, Personal Finance

Debt used to be a four letter word. Now it’s just a word. Is it good debt or bad debt? What can you do to get a better grip on your spending and redirect money to grow your investable assets?

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3 Life insurance questions to consider

Helpful Tips, Insurance

Thinking about life insurance, but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone! 61% of Canadians have no coverage or inadequate life insurance coverage.We get it. Choosing the right life insurance for you is a big decision. Whether you have a family that relies on you for income, or have debts to pay off should the unexpected happen, life insurance can be a great financial planning tool.

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Emblem Portfolios in Action

Investments, Tactical Updates

Increased Canadian Equities, Decreased U.S. Equities

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Why Everyone Needs a Will

Investments, Personal Finance

Making a Will is an important part of your tax and estate planning. Everyone—wealthy or not—should have a Will. Most of us don’t like to think about writing a Will, yet it’s one of the best ways to ensure your estate is managed for your loved ones in accordance with your wishes after your death.

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Millennials and Retirement

Investments, Personal Finance

In my last article, I wrote about Age, Gender and Retirement Perspectives. The opinion of retirees and older workers alike is that millennials may have a better chance to control their future when it comes to saving money for their future lifestyles. Let's take a closer look at that and consider the millennial perspective.

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Age, Gender and Retirement Perspectives

Investments, Personal Finance

Do you think that retirement for you and future generations will be significantly different than it is for current retirees? If you say, “yes”, you’re not alone. Most consumers anticipate meaningful differences. Thoughts, expectations, confidence and planning do differ when considering age and gender. Here are some recent findings shared with permission from the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. If the Shoe Fits: Generational Names and Retirement Attitudes, 2017.

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Performance Capture Ratios

Investment Views, Investments

There are many statistical measures available to help evaluate an investment’s performance. Arguably, investors are less sensitive to performance when markets are rising and more sensitive when the markets are falling. Therefore, a measure that separately analyses performance into these two buckets may be a useful component of an investor’s due diligence process.

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Off the Cuff with Geoff Johnston

Investments, Off the Cuff

Geoff Johnston discusses his top 5 reasons why the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate hike is positive news in this Off the Cuff video

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Top 6 Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make and Why You Need to Know About Term Life Insurance

Helpful Tips, Insurance

Signing a mortgage can be the best time for first-time home buyers to consider term life insurance.

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