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Stay on Track, Continue to Give to Others

Market Commentary, News

The coronavirus pandemic has created a very uncertain market environment right now. However, your long-term financial goals are probably still the same: moving home, getting your children or grandchildren through university, starting your own company, giving back, and retiring on your own terms. The path towards those goals might have swerved a little in the […]

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5 Ways to Make Social Distancing More Social

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Few of us had heard the phrase “social distancing” at the beginning of the year. But now, maintaining safe, hygienic spaces that help limit the spread of the coronavirus is just a part of our lives. Here are 5 ideas on how to make social distancing a little less isolating. 1. Set a schedule. We […]

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Cornavirus and market volatility

Market Commentary, News

Brief Update on Current Market Volatility We want to take a moment here and update you on our thoughts related to the coronavirus and its impact on the financial markets, and, ultimately, on your personal financial situation. Going into this New Year, many stock markets around the world were trading near all-time highs including major […]

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Don’t Let a Hacker In

News

We spend so much of our lives online that protecting our digital selves is now as important as protecting any other asset. Cybercriminals continue to find more devious and more sophisticated ways to access passwords, bank accounts, and personal identification data. And large-scale hacks like the 2017 Equifax breach underscore just how vulnerable our data […]

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Don’t Let a Volatile Stock Market Interrupt You Living the Good Life

Financial Planning, Investments, Market Commentary, News, Retirement

It’s been said that volatility is a tax that investors have to pay for harnessing the wealth-building power of the financial markets. But rationalising market fluctuations doesn’t make them any less nerve-wracking, especially if you’re nearing retirement age. Some investors react to volatility like they’re living in the path of a hurricane. They board up […]

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The “ABCDE” Method to Avoiding Knee-Jerk Reactions to Negative Financial Events

Financial Planning, Market Commentary, News

As part of our Life-Centered Planning process, we’ve talked about how market volatility is a normal part of investing. We’ve also discussed how we’ve structured your investments to “weather the storm” and maintain a comfortable level of income for you and your family during turbulent times. But we also understand that even folks who are […]

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Coping with Uncertainty

Investments, Market Commentary, News

“Oil falls on middle-east uncertainty.” When financial markets are volatile, you often hear that “uncertainty” is the cause. This suggests that uncertainty comes and goes, but because financial markets are forward looking, and because the future is unpredictable, investors must cope with uncertainty all the time. That can be hard, especially in volatile periods when […]

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