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5 Things You Need to Know About Buying Your First Home
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 […]
Posted: August 31st, 2015 under Mortgages.
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 […]
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? […]
Posted: April 30th, 2014 under Insurance.
Confessions of a CFP: You may need a second mortgage
As a financial planner clients come and see me for a variety of reasons from investment advice to debt consolidations. On a good day clients can bring me a big lump sum of money to invest and on a bad day clients can be in my […]
Posted: December 11th, 2013 under Mortgages.
Confessions of a CFP: Homeownership is not for everyone
One of the biggest purchases that people will make in their lives is the purchase of a home. From the time we are young we are taught to save money and purchase a home because it’s a good investment. As a financial planner I have to admit that this is not always true. Buying a […]
Posted: July 22nd, 2013 under Real Estate.
Financial Planning Doesn’t End at Retirement
They say that you can’t take your money with you when you go, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need your money after you pass on. Many people save their entire working lives in order to have a financial stable retirement, but what about afterwards? Unfortunately, not many people plan for their final estate expenses […]
Posted: March 6th, 2013 under Estate Planning.
TD Canada Trust crosses banking borders
As the value of the Canadian dollar and the U.S. dollar continue to fluctuate on a daily basis and with the ever growing trend of online shopping there are more and more Canadians who spend money in U.S. currency. If you have ever needed to exchange Canadian dollars into U.S. dollars you know that it […]
What You Need to Know About Your TFSA
The New Year is quickly approaching and this means that it’s time to start planning your savings for 2013. Do you know how much you can afford to save in the New Year or how much you want to save in 2013? A general rule of thumb is for people to save 10% to 25% […]
What To Do With Your Christmas Bonus?
It’s that time of the year when employees start to receive their annual evaluations and employers start to pay out annual Christmas bonuses. Many people contemplate the payout options for their Christmas bonus and they often seek the advice of a financial advisor. When clients ask me what they should do with their Christmas bonus […]