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Staying invested in the market

Investments, Personal Finance

A common piece of advice for investors is that long term success doesn’t hinge on timing the market. It’s time in the market that may make the bigger difference.

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Life & Money Matters: Safeguarding against elder financial abuse

Investments, Personal Finance

 

Did you know that financial abuse is the most common form of elder abuse in Canada?1 In this segment of Life & Money Matters video, Peter shares some of the signs of elder financial abuse and how to safeguard against it.

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Retirement plan and advisor...the "one-two punch"

Investments, Personal Finance

How secure do you feel about life after work? Even if work will continue to form part of the next phase in your life, how comfortable are you with your plans and savings for all those tomorrows? Will your plans work, even under adverse conditions? 

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Diversification: risk and opportunity

Investments, Personal Finance

I’m sure many of you have heard the following statements. Perhaps you have made them yourselves.

“I don’t like taking risks with my money.”

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Canada's Budget 2018

Investments, Personal Finance

 

The Federal government's budget on February 27, 2018 introduced changes
that may affect your individual and family finances. Our infographic highlights what's new and what's gone in the Budget.

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Where are you in your retirement life–cycle?

Investments, Personal Finance

I have been seeing more and more of my friends retire over the last couple of years. As prepared as some thought they were about leaving their work behind, six months or so later, they found themselves struggling with what their version of the next phase of their life and themselves would look like.

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RRSP contributions for working seniors

Investments, Personal Finance

Stan is turning 71 this year. He is enjoying a life filled with travel, relaxation and time with his family. Like more and more people, work is still very much a part of his life. Stan expects to work at least part-time for the foreseeable future. To Stan, this keeps his mind active and helps define who he is. He would like the opportunity to claim Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) deductions after age 71 even though he knows he must mature his own plan by the end of the year he turns age 71. What are his options?

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Life & Money Matters: Paying the price for post-secondary education

Investments, Personal Finance

 At least 70% of new jobs require some form of post-secondary education or specialized training and the price of entry isn’t cheap. Post-secondary costs have steadily risen and continue to rise on a yearly basis.

In this installment of Life & Money Matters, Peter Wouters explores different strategies as well as factors to keep in mind  when saving for the cost of post-secondary education. 

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Financial tips for your younger self

Investments, Personal Finance

Do you ever wish you could talk to your younger self about lessons you've learned, more than a few of them the hard way? There are the mishaps you could have avoided, the errors in judgement you could have missed and the regrets you wouldn't hold. How much better would you feel now if you could turn the clock back? And that includes the extra money you would have to fund the better lifestyle you could look forward to in the decades ahead. Let's consider some financial tips.

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Common cash flow problems facing small business owners

Investments, Personal Finance

I’ve written about the debt problem and cash flow management as they relate to individuals. What if those individuals are business owners? Some of the issues and habits that cripple individuals from effectively managing their personal cash flow are the same for business owners. 

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