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Understanding RESP options in Alberta
August 10, 2017

Understanding RESP options in Alberta

What you need to know to save for your child's education.

Survive holiday spending without sacrificing investment savings
December 21, 2016

Survive holiday spending without sacrificing investment savings

Avoid overspending and dipping into your savings to pay off holiday debt with these tips for budgeting and saving.

Investing with passion
December 09, 2016

Investing with passion

How art collections have become dynamic assets, utilized as loan collateral and as part of investment portfolios.

The best things in life aren’t things
December 09, 2016

The best things in life aren’t things

Why wealthy people tend to experience a unique set of challenges that detract from their overall level of happiness.

Take the stress out of investing
December 09, 2016

Take the stress out of investing

How the markets can be compared to excitable dogs.

Chasing the wrong pocket monster
July 25, 2016

Chasing the wrong pocket monster

What investors can learn from the popularity of Pokemon Go.

What to do with your tax return
June 06, 2016

What to do with your tax return

Your refund comes with one very important question: What do I do with this money?!

Invest smarter, not harder
April 05, 2016

Invest smarter, not harder

Taxes negatively impact your savings and investment goals. That's why tax-efficient investment vehicles are a must.

Pay down debt or invest?
April 01, 2016

Pay down debt or invest?

So you’ve managed to save a little money, and now you have to make a big decision: should you use this money to pay...

From the financial front lines, from the heart
March 24, 2016

From the financial front lines, from the heart

A financial advisor’s take on today’s tough times.

Is it time to grow out of your savings account?
March 01, 2016

Is it time to grow out of your savings account?

For most of us, our first savings experience includes a piggy bank. But being stuck in that mindset can cost you.

It's never too late to save
February 04, 2016

It's never too late to save

While starting early is great advice for those in their 20s or 30s, if you’re pushing 50 and haven’t started saving...

Saving and investing in today’s economy (Part 2)
February 01, 2016

Saving and investing in today’s economy (Part 2)

Markets are volatile, my job situation is kind of shaky. How could it possibly be a good time to invest?

Benefits to investing regularly
February 01, 2016

Benefits to investing regularly

Follow our three steps to achieve your investment goals and find out why regular contributions make sense.

Just another bump in the investment road
January 25, 2016

Just another bump in the investment road

Keeping this year's decline in global stock prices in perspective.

How the falling dollar impacts investors
January 21, 2016

How the falling dollar impacts investors

The loonie is down but on the flipside, the US dollar is up. The impact on your portfolio depends on a few factors.

Saving and investing in today’s economy (Part 1)
January 13, 2016

Saving and investing in today’s economy (Part 1)

We’ve been here before. This is not the first, nor will it be the last time that Albertans face economic challenges.

RRSP or TFSA...or both?
December 30, 2015

RRSP or TFSA...or both?

RRSPs and TFSAs are similar because they both provide incentives for Canadians to save and invest...

Eight things to look for in a great advisor
November 13, 2015

Eight things to look for in a great advisor

You are in high demand as a client. Here are some criteria to help you decide who to trust with your investments.

The intelligent donation
September 29, 2015

The intelligent donation

Are you at a stage in life where legacy planning has become a new priority? John Shypitka walks us through some options.

Find the RESP money you’ve been missing
September 09, 2015

Find the RESP money you’ve been missing

It’s probably the thing new parents hear the most from well-meaning people in our lives: enjoy it, it goes so quickly...

Hochachka: “We think investors should stay the course"
August 25, 2015

Hochachka: “We think investors should stay the course"

The markets have been big news for the last few days, with sharp declines followed by rebounds followed by questions...

Greek Crisis
July 09, 2015

Greek Crisis

In a July 5 referendum, the Greek public strongly rejected the most recent financial bailout...

Speculator vs. investor
June 24, 2015

Speculator vs. investor

When we invest, we place belief in the idea that combining money, good ideas and motivated people will produce...

Prove me wrong
June 02, 2015

Prove me wrong

What the chess board can teach us about investing and what to consider before making your next move.

How to start an RESP for a child you care about
July 17, 2014

How to start an RESP for a child you care about

If you want to help a child that you deeply care for—like a grandson, niece, cousin, or goddaughter—with their future...

4 tips for getting the most out of your RRSP
February 03, 2014

4 tips for getting the most out of your RRSP

The first step to properly preparing for retirement is setting up a an RRSP, though that’s just the beginning.

What are market-linked GICs—and why does ATB no longer sell them?
January 13, 2014

What are market-linked GICs—and why does ATB no longer sell them?

A market-linked GIC is a GIC whose rate of return is linked to the performance of one or many securities, like stocks...

What is a GIC?
December 17, 2013

What is a GIC?

When it comes to investing, there is no "one size fits all" solution. A GIC may be a great addition to your portfolio.

Government benefit basics
October 30, 2013

Government benefit basics

While government-sponsored programs are a key part of most Canadians' retirement income, if you rely entirely on the Can

How to avoid (or lower) mortgage prepayment penalties
October 07, 2013

How to avoid (or lower) mortgage prepayment penalties

If you want to put some extra money towards your mortgage or are planning to buy or sell a home, read this!

What's a PAC, and why should you have one?
January 02, 2013

What's a PAC, and why should you have one?

Good savings habits make building your retirement nest egg a lot easier.

Pension plans explained
June 04, 2012

Pension plans explained

Understanding the difference between Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution plans.

The importance of being patient
May 03, 2012

The importance of being patient

Why you should weather market swings and focus on your long-term goals.

Pension payout: Your options explained
April 03, 2012

Pension payout: Your options explained

How to decide if pension plan income or a lump sum commuted value is best for your retirement.

The advantage of starting early
December 22, 2011

The advantage of starting early

When you’re 20 and retirement is 40-plus years away, putting $100 per paycheque into an RRSP probably isn’t a priority.

What are the risks of investing?
December 14, 2011

What are the risks of investing?

Most people know that there are risks in investing. But knowing there are risks, without really understanding what...

So many types of investments! What’s what?
December 14, 2011

So many types of investments! What’s what?

When it’s time to invest, there seems to be countless options. To add to the confusion, there are also financial...

Compound interest: The reason we invest
December 14, 2011

Compound interest: The reason we invest

We invest so that the same money we have today will provide us with more money sometime in the future. One of the...

Are Canadian women too busy to invest?
December 14, 2011

Are Canadian women too busy to invest?

According to a 2010 survey conducted by Franklin Templeton Investments, Canadian men are 7 per cent more likely to...

9 investing terms to get you started
December 14, 2011

9 investing terms to get you started

If you’re new to investing, unfamiliar terminology is sometimes discouraging. There’s a lot you can learn about...

Understanding Registered Retirement Income Funds
December 14, 2011

Understanding Registered Retirement Income Funds

Part of the retirement process involves switching from saving for retirement to living in retirement.

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