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A structured way to review your portfolio

12/16/14 4:22 pm

With my car, if I forget to change the oil, the check engine light comes on after 10,000 km. Unfortunately there’s no “check portfolio” light that forces us to do a critical review of our portfolio on a periodic basis. Written by Steve Nyvik, BBA, MBA, CIM, CFP, R.F.P. Financial Planner and Portfolio Manager, Lycos […]

Executors Need Answers to These Questions

12/16/14 8:43 am

Executors are eager to get off to a good start. They dive into estates. However, they need to test the water before jumping in head first. They can avoid grief with proper legal advice. I am an estate lawyer and start by asking executors these ten questions. My advice always depends on the answers I […]

The Microsoft Retirement Income Program

12/10/14 12:04 pm

Reading Between the Lines Once we recognize that all investment portfolios eventually become retirement income portfolios, we can begin to focus on the regular recurring income that they produce… retired or not, the market value of your private portfolio (or of your 401k plan) has no purchasing power. Yet all 401k programs are performance evaluated […]

Lower gas prices can mean really big TFSA savings!

12/10/14 9:02 am

Many Canadians have grown accustomed to low mortgage rates and strong residential pricing, and now the price of gasoline is leaving a few more bucks in our pockets.  Don’t get too comfortable, because history teaches us that none of this is sustainable.  It is circumstances like the present that make seasoned money managers anxious.  While […]

Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

12/03/14 10:30 pm

It’s the holiday season and thinking about your mortgage is likely that last thing on your mind. However, if you’re sitting with a lot of equity in your home yet can’t seem to manage your debt payments, perhaps thinking about your mortgage is the best thing you can do. With credit card interest rates often […]


11/28/14 2:00 am

Congratulations! You have no debt! However, will you be able to afford a comfortable retirement? The secret is to not only be able to afford your current lifestyle, but to accumulate enough in savings and investments to fund your retirement lifestyle, too. One of the first questions many clients ask is: “How much will I […]

Spare Change

11/26/14 3:38 am

Consumer debt has become a huge and growing problem in our society today. Access to credit cards, the use of debit cards and the constant media push of buy now and pay later has enslaved the average North American household. I’m a major fan of having fun and enjoying the good things in life and […]

Legacy – A Gift to Your Family

11/26/14 2:28 am

How many times have you wondered about your distant past? From where did your family originate? Who was your great grandfather or great grandmother? Are you related to royalty, a famous explorer or revolutionary scientist? It is a wonderful gesture to leave a gift of family history to the ones you love. Now is the […]

It’s Possible!

11/26/14 12:14 am

I was recently in Timmins, Ontario to deliver a program called “Your Richly Imagined Future” that focuses on the multiple topics of personal finance, motivation, goal setting and creating a healthy relationship with money. One of the attendees (approximately 30 years old by my guess…) said to me: “Robert, this “Richly Imagined Future Stuff” is […]

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Protect Yourself: A Primer on Financial Abuse and ...

Senior financial abuse and fraud continues to be one of the most prevalent and “lucrative” enterprises in Canada.  Approximately 30-35 % of all complaints received by regulators involve seniors.  I suspect the elderly statistics are distorted as it’s my experience that the elderly are usually reluctant to formally complain for many reasons.  Seniors often avoid […]

Paper Money

At a very young age, I would accompany my mother to the bank with the crazy parking lot.  I would watch my mom hand over two pieces of paper (paycheques) to the bank teller.  I was always in awe of how important those two pieces of paper were to our family.  The teller would then […] Official Site:Best Rat...

GIC Rates : the online destination place for the best rate around.  Guaranteed Investment Certificates. The Canadian GIC Market is worth over 730 billion and is a money maker for top banks.  A recent study shows that the average account is worth over $60,000.00 and the majority of assets are with big banks at low […]

Reputation Management in Canada

  Reputation Management in Canada – Rob Ford famous mayor of Toronto is now in the fight of his life and political life. It will be a landslide in one way or the other. People, businesses, politicians and governments need reputation management for many reasons and there are all types of mistakes, gaffs, errors, errors […]

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Getting Tax Credits for Your Unwanted Life Insuran...

Ten or twenty years ago, you purchased a life insurance policy. It was part of a good financial plan to keep your family protected in case of the unthinkable. Today, the mortgage is paid off, your family is grown, your retirement plan is in place and the insurance that once provided peace of mind is […]

Can you really afford not to have life insurance?

The answer is no.  Think about this…You love your family, right? You don’t want to leave them with the burden of debt in case of an unforeseen even, right? But how can you ensure that your family is not dealing with having to pay off debts while they are grieving in their time of loss?  […] and stand on guard for thee. The definitive Canadian money site in Canada is called simply MONEY aka above all the main namesake and top ranked site for Canadians and their money considerations and information. Money Information is indeed and important commodity. All the things we do at Money Canada Limited is […]

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Infinite Monkeys names Papineau-Eyking as Mobile App Of The Week for Decemb...

12/21/14 10:00 am

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Infinite Monkeys, has announced today that Papineau-Eyking is the company’s “App Of The Week” for December 7th – 13th. Each week Infinite Monkeys selects one app from the thousands published with their free app maker platform. This app was chosen because it is a great example of the […]

An Exciting New Year for Liquid Investments

12/21/14 10:00 am

(PRWEB) December 21, 2014 It is the end to another exciting year for the team at Liquid Investments, which has included major developments to the plantation infrastructure, a successful Plantation Tour and the Primal Investing Summit, featuring Jim Rogers as well as the launch of a dedicated website on Neem. The start of the rainy […]

Disappointing Weekly Housing Data Does Not Change Long Term View

12/21/14 9:50 am

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 Lenders like Peoples Home Equity were disappointed this week to see that both mortgage applications and median home sales fell week-over-week. However, median home sale prices remained unchanged signaling at least moderate seasonal strength due to American current demand/supply imbalance. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported its usual “Weekly Application […]

CBIG Consulting Continues Asia-Pacific Expansion with New Office in Aucklan...

12/21/14 9:40 am

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 International big data / business intelligence firm CBIG Consulting continues its exploration further into the Southern Ocean region with the recent launch of its new office in Auckland, New Zealand. Confirming the arrangement, CBIG’s Asia-Pacific Region Principal and General Manager Cameron Price said CBIG’s latest successful advancements in Big […]

Deadline Extended for Renewable Energy Power Awards Nominations

12/21/14 9:00 am

San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 The deadline to nominate developments for the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Renewable Energy Power Awards has been extended to Jan. 15, 2015. The awards were created to recognize renewable energy tax credit developments that have demonstrated exceptional community impact, success in overcoming obstacles and effectiveness in the […]

Charges to be Dropped – Friends and family of Sohill Agha Celebrate Court V...

12/21/14 8:31 am

Charges to be Dropped – Friends and family of Sohill Agha Celebrate Court Victory Canada NewsWire TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2014 TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2014 /CNW/ – University of Toronto Alumnus Sohill Agha will be joined by friends and family at his final Court appearance on Monday, December 22, 2014. Mr. Sohill Agha first generated headlines […]

Men’s & Boys’ Apparel Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research ...

12/21/14 7:00 am

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 The Men's and Boys' Apparel Manufacturing industry in the United States has experienced dwindling downstream demand due to its uncompetitive nature relative to apparel manufacturers abroad, creating stress for industry operators. In recent years, clothing retailers have constantly slashed prices in order to unburden themselves from overstocked inventories. […]

Gentleman’s Beard Balm Launches New eCommerce Website To Deliver Beard Balm...

12/21/14 6:00 am

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 Gentleman’s Beard Balm, the supplier of popular facial hair products for men has just launched a new eCommerce website that makes it easier for clients to get their products. The new site has been designed especially for customers and features all of the Gentleman’s Beard Balm products, including […]

Celebrate Short Fiction Day (December 21st) with Complimentary Short Storie...

12/21/14 6:00 am

(PRWEB) December 21, 2014 The winter solstice (December 21st) is officially Celebrate Short Fiction Day. As Nancy Christie has said, "The winter solstice marks both the start of winter and the shortest day of the year. So why not take advantage of the long winter night to curl up with a good short story?" In […]

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By Trendy Mixers Last Minute Holiday Sales on KitchenAid Artisan and Professional 600 Mixers Published Los Angeles, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 20, 2014 / Cyber Monday and Black Friday may be long gone, however, several KitchenAid deals are still going strong nearly 2 weeks after Cyber Week. The bad ...

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By Tablet XRay Current Holiday Sales on Amazon Kindle Fire HD6, HD7 and HDX Tablets and Smart Cases Published Chicago, IL / ACCESSWIRE / December 20, 2014 / The 2014 Christmas shopping season has been very kind to tablet computer shoppers, particularly to Amazon Kindle Fire and Apple iPad deal hunte...

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Montrief’s Top Three Picks Will Help Readers Become More Knowledgeable About the Intricacies of Real Estate by Teaching Them How to Increase Their Income, Negotiate, Discuss Commission and More   Los Angeles, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 20, 2014 / Michael Royce Montrief, Jr., a well-respected in...

Glucosamine for Dogs now Available in an Effective Liquid Supplement by Sup...

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Dealer Locksmith in Phoenix Expands Presence By Opening New Locations

By Dealer Locksmith The expert locksmiths at Dealer Locksmith in Phoenix, Arizona, recently announced that due to continued success that they are expanding their operations in the area   Phoenix, AZ / ACCESSWIRE / December 20, 2014 / Locksmith experts, Dealer Locksmith in Phoenix, Arizona, rece...

Bad Credit Construction Equipment Financing Now Available To Business Owner...

By VMI LLC VMI LLC has just launched a program that specializes in bad credit construction equipment financing   Los Angeles, CA /ACCESSWIRE / December 20, 2014 / As a result of the long term side effects of the economic downturn, some owners of construction companies have bad credit. Because o...

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