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August Market Volatility

09/02/15 11:30 pm

We are living through interesting times – economically speaking. The latest news surrounding the turmoil in the stock market and a potential “crash” has made some consumers a bit jittery. You may be wondering how what’s happening in the stock markets the will impact your life. Here are a few thoughts. Let’s put China in […]

On the investment front line

08/31/15 7:00 am

“When people talk about cash being King, it’s not King if it just sits there and never does anything.  There are times when cash buys more than other times, and this is one of the other times when it buys a fair amount more, so we use it,”  - Howard Warren Buffet by Steve Nyvik, BBA, […]

The End of Cash

08/24/15 4:37 am

It’s quite clear that people don’t need traditional money in the form of bills and coins any more. There are too many alternatives to cash, such as debit cards, payment tokens, e-cards, and cell phones. Many of us rarely carry cash, and if we do it lasts for a long time – mostly for paying […]

Riaz Mamdani sees active community involvement as ...

08/20/15 11:10 am

I think that community involvement is something that’s in and of itself valuable for any company. After all, businesses are a function of the communities they operate in, and in my mind, there’s a mutually beneficial relationship that exists between communities and companies.  Stronger, more vibrant communities help businesses and business development; successful businesses, in […]

Index and Sector ETFs: Mutual Funds: Speculation X...

08/20/15 5:25 am

How many of you remember the immortal words of P. T. Barnum? On Wall Street, the incubation period for new product scams may be measured in years instead of minutes, but the end result is always a greed-driven rush to financial disaster. The meltdown spawned index mutual funds, and their dismal failure gave life […]

Making sen$e of your savings portfolio – A case st...

08/18/15 10:01 am

Recently, I received the following request from an acquaintance I will call Kristina: “Hi Malvin, The company I have most of my RRSP’s at recently assigned me a new adviser.  He seems pretty keen and knowledgeable but he also wants to change every fund the original adviser got (BTW: the first adviser quietly disappeared/retired about five […]

Good Reasons Not to Be an Executor

08/14/15 11:48 am

Do you know the pros and cons of handling an estate for someone? You have to ask questions before they agree to be an executor. Otherwise you can fall into a well of trouble. This is how I explained it to Jay. Jay had a problem and was in my law office asking for help. […]

Real Estate versus Stock Investing

08/09/15 8:55 pm

Written by Steve Nyvik, BBA, MBA, CIM, CFP, R.F.P. Financial Planner and Portfolio Manager, Lycos Asset Management Inc. Which is a better investment – real estate or stocks?  To really know which is better, one has to make an apples-to-apples comparison.  Let’s look at some of the factors to consider: 1. Debt Many people who buy real […]

Know what’s on your credit report

08/05/15 11:30 pm

Do you know your credit report score? Ever checked your credit report for mistakes? A national survey conducted by the non-profit Public Interest Advocacy Centre found that 18% of the people surveyed found mistakes in their credit report and 10% of those believed they were denied financial services because of those errors. Mistakes on credit […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Buying Your First ...

With interest rates at a historical low now may be the perfect time to buy your first home.  However buying a home is a big investment and a big expense.  It’s most likely the biggest purchase you’ll ever make in your life. If you’re in the market to buy a new home keep these nine […]

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Generate New Sales: Mark Borkowski

Its your call: How to generate new sales prospects. Humor me for a second. Think back to the last deal you closed and ask you, “Who was the decision maker I had to reach and influence? How did I do it?” The reason I asked you to think about that is because there will always […]

Confessions of a CFP: You may need an online bank

You may need an online bank this RRSP season.  I probably shouldn’t be telling you this because I’m a financial planner and in order to keep my job I need people to invest their money with me, but it’s true.  Before you completely dismiss the idea of banking online due to your fear of the […]

Financial advertising, marketing and sales without...

Google admits that advertisers wasted their money on more than half of internet ads By Online advertising is a fickle thing. It accounts for 20% of the ad industry’s total spending, and over 90% of revenue for the internet giants Google and Facebook. That said, no one seems to have any idea whether it […]

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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GT Advanced Technologies Announces Global Reduction in Force

10/05/15 3:01 am

MERRIMACK, N.H., Aug. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (OTC:GTATQ), today announced that it is reducing global headcount and lowering its operating expenses as part of its ongoing restructuring. In July, the company announced it had secured a $95 million debtor-in-possession term loan facility, and is now taking steps it believes are […]

Polydex Pharmaceuticals Reminds Shareholders of Upcoming AGM and New Voting...

10/05/15 3:01 am

TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Polydex Pharmaceuticals Limited (Pink Sheets:POLXF) (the “Company”) will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 10:00 am, local time, on August 28, 2015, at the principal offices of the Company located at 421 Comstock Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M1L 2H5. The Company has previously announced the inaugural use […]

Hingham Savings Announces 7% Increase in Dividend

10/05/15 3:01 am

HINGHAM, Mass., Sept. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HINGHAM INSTITUTION FOR SAVINGS (NASDAQ:HIFS), Hingham, Massachusetts announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share. The dividend will be paid on October 20, 2015 to stockholders of record as of October 9, 2015. Robert H. Gaughen, Jr., President and […]

Life Foundation Awards More Than $100k to Support Those With Infertility

10/05/15 3:01 am

CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation announced on September 23, 2015 that they have awarded more than $100k in Life Grants. The foundation received 85 grant applications and awarded 12 grants, which can be used to cover IVF, adoption and 3rd party reproduction, including donor egg, surrogacy and […]

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of Camer...

10/05/15 3:01 am

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: To: All Persons or Entities who purchased Cameron International Corporation stock prior to August 26, 2015. You are hereby notified that a class action has been commenced in Delaware state court challenging the fairness of the […]

Lay’s Potato Chips Issues Last Call For Votes In The “Do Us A Flavor” Conte...

10/05/15 3:01 am

Lay’s Potato Chips Issues Last Call For Votes In The “Do Us A Flavor” Contest; $1 Million Grand Prize On The Line For Finalist Who Submits Winning Flavor Idea Fans have until October 18 to vote for their favorite finalist flavor: Lay’s Wavy West Coast Truffle Fries, Lay’s Southern Biscuits and Gravy, Lay’s New York […]

Pomerantz Law Firm Announces Notice of Voluntary Dismissal of Underwriter D...

10/05/15 3:00 am

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CSP Inc. to Announce Third-Quarter Fiscal 2015 Financial Results on August ...

10/05/15 3:00 am

BILLERICA, Mass., July 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CSP Inc. (NASDAQ:CSPI), a provider of IT solutions, systems integration services and dense cluster computing systems, announced that it will issue its third-quarter 2015 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. CSP President and Chief Executive Officer Victor Dellovo and Chief Financial Officer […]

Video Release — Helps Save Pets in ‘Clear the Shelters’ Event

10/05/15 3:00 am

SALT LAKE CITY, July 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —, Inc., (NASDAQ:OSTK) is proud to partner with NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations to present Clear the Shelters – a first-of-its-kind nationwide pet adoption drive that will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15 in 19 markets across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. A video accompanying this release […]

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Key Milestone Achieved from Ashram’s Pilot Plant Operations

By Rockstone Research Ltd. ZURICH, SWITZERLAND / ACCESSWIRE / October 5, 2015 / Today, mining analyst Stephan Bogner from Rockstone Research published an update on Commerce Resources Corp. (TSX Venture: CCE) as the company just released material news. The REE development company provided an update o...

Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges All Industrial Trades Workers like a ...

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is now urging all plumbers, electricians, machinists, pipefitters, or any type of industrial trades worker diagnosed with this rare cancer to call them about more skilled lawyers for much better compensation results WASHINGTON, DC, October 05, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ ...

Knoxville Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto Becomes First Doctor in East Tenne...

Injectable is first and only non-surgical treatment approved by the FDA for reducing ‘double chin’ KNOXVILLE, TN, October 05, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — The dreaded “double chin” is often a result of lost skin elasticity, aging, weight gain and/or genetics. Treating excess fat below the chin formerly...

Doctors Administrative Solutions (DAS) Acquires Spectra Healthcare’s RCM Bu...

This is the second recent acquisition for DAS, bringing the company’s RCM book of business to over $100 million in annual medical billing. TAMPA, FL, October 05, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — In line with the healthcare industry’s recent transition to the ICD-10 coding system, Doctors Administrative Sol...

Chicago’s Everywhere Wireless Internet Company to Raise $50,000 for Greater...

Everywhere Wireless seeks Chicagoans’ assistance to extend its network throughout Chicago while raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association; Beginning on October 1st and ending on December 31st! CHICAGO, IL, October 05, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Internet has been helping shape young minds for ...

Artsyl Technologies Announce the Launch of New Website

Artsyl Technologies is excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website which goes lives today and is located at the web address THORNHILL, ON, October 05, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — Artsyl Technologies is excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website wh...

Dallas Victims of Motor Vehicle Accidents Laud Texas Based Personal Injury ...

By Eberstein & Witherite LLP FORT WORTH, TX / ACCESSWIRE / October 4, 2015 / Car accident victims show their gratefulness to Eberstein Witherite LLP, a Texas based personal injury law firm, through expressing their thoughts online. Positive reviews are pouring out online about Eberstein Witherit...

Wintrust Mortgage, Needham Welcomes New Lender

Christopher Reale joins the Wintrust Mortgage Team NEEDHAM, MA, October 04, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — A top mortgage lender in the country, Wintrust Mortgage, has added a new member to their office in Needham, Massachusetts, Christopher Reale, NMLS #17936. With a degree from Sacred Heart University,...

Wintrust Mortgage Celebrates First Year in Needham

Wintrust Mortgage Milestones NEEDHAM, MA, October 04, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — Wintrust Mortgage, a Midwest-based mortgage provider, is celebrating one year since it’s move to the Northeast. Wintrust broke ground in New England with the Needham office on September 15th, 2014. Since then, they have ...

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