Planning

LIFE INSURANCE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE SUPERHERO

WHAT KIND OF INSURANCE WOULD YOUR FAVOURITE SUPERHERO OWN?  Superman – Term Insurance Superman is young and basically invincible with only a small chance he dies from kryptonite. However he does have commitments, he certainly would be considered a key man on the family farm not to mention taking care of Lois if something devastating…

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Elite Pricing

An important part of investing is making sure you invest wisely. Even if you invest wisely, you might still be leaving money on the table if you do not pay extra attention to your investment fees. You might remember the old saying, “A penny saved is a penny earned”. The same idea can be applied…

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What is a recession?

Credit: iA Financial Group Signs of a potential recession are increasingly circulating in the public space. Here are some insights to help you understand this economic phenomenon. Are we heading into a recession? Although it has not been confirmed, many indicators and various experts in the field are predicting a recession over the short or…

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Rising interest rates and your finances in 5 questions

credit: iA Fiancial Group Here’s a few answers to questions you may have about the effects of rising interest rates on your personal finances. Why are interest rates rising? When inflation rises rapidly, it creates a cascade of price increases, the main effect of which is that the value of your money decreases, and so…

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Dollar Cost Averaging

If market volatility has caused you to transfer your money into GICs or cash, you may want to ask yourself if you are still on track to meeting your personal goals. Whether it’s saving for retirement, a home, or a child’s education, keeping money in a lower-earning investment option may not give you the growth…

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Staying the course

Sometimes the hardest decision is taking no action at all While equity markets have risen strongly over time, they’ve encountered occasional declines along the way. Volatility may cause a bumpy ride … but isn’t that true of most things in life? Market timing typically fails. The worst-performing days are often followed closely by the best…

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Where do we go from here?

When markets fall, the next peak usually isn’t far away Bear markets can be brutal… But bull markets have a history of charging back. S&P/TSX Composite Index: Bull and Bear Market Returns,1977-20221 “The TSX grew 96.71% since the COVID bottom in 2020 to the most recent peak on 3/29/2022. The index then fell 17.02% to…

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Understanding the relationship between life insurance and taxes can save your money

Many of us don’t realize or fully appreciate that our own death or that of a loved one can trigger a large and unintended tax burden. Fortunately, life insurance can minimize this risk. There are many reasons why people buy life insurance. Life insurance helps people and businesses manage their risk. It provides security for…

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Incorporating Inflation into Financial Planning

Posted by Peter Wouters Sep 20, 2022 5:00:37 PM Directeur, Planification fiscale et successorale et planification de la retraite, Gestion de patrimoinePlacements Empire Vie

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Dollar Cost Averaging

If market volatility has caused you to transfer your money into GICs or cash, you may want to ask yourself if you are still on track to meeting your personal goals. Whether it’s saving for retirement, a home or a child’s education, keeping money in a lower-earning investment option may not give you the growth…

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