GICS – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – COVID edition

Most Canadians are familiar with the term GIC – Guaranteed Investment Certificate. For those that are not, a GIC is a type of fixed-income investment provided by financial institutions. Typically offered in specific terms (1 – 5 years), a GIC guarantees interest payable and the return of principle at the end of the term. Like …

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Lease vs Buy

Lease vs Buy

A client approached me with this question the other day. Ahh, the age-old question that really doesn’t have a “right” answer. There are pros and cons to each option that make it very personal to your situation. That said, there are things to consider that may help make the decision given your own circumstances. Ask …

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TMFG - Article

Inspired To Retire? Here Are 10 Tips To Do So In Wealth, Health, And Happiness “Surprisingly, the coronavirus pandemic was a strong impetus for some people to retire early. This trend results from a pendulum that swings from record-breaking stock values to a radical shift in mindset to focus on personal happiness. For those 2.5 million Americans who retired in the past 15 months and for individuals who are …

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The Rich Kid

In most Family Meetings, I know what to expect — parents inform their children about their estate distribution, children learn their roles, and are either happy or confused. However, about a year ago, we had a Family Meeting with Simon and Mary take an unexpected turn. Usually, we think of families fighting to get their …

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