Defined Contribution Pension Plans

By Susan Daley · January 24, 2018 - 0 comments

Employees are increasingly getting access to Defined Contribution pension plans, rather than Defined Benefit Pension Plans. Unfortunately, these new plans aren’t quite as great since the responsibility (and risk) is given to the individual employees. For more detailed information about these pensions, how they work, and potential and benefits, watch this episode of Your Money, Your Choices.

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Buying a car

By Peter Guay · January 23, 2018 - 0 comments

They say the best time to buy a car is during the fall when the new models come out or at the end of the month when sales associates and dealerships are looking to hit their targets. I say the best time to buy a car is after you’ve done all your research. 

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2017 Portfolio Returns

By Ben Felix · January 22, 2018 - 0 comments

2017 flew by. Headlines continued to be dominated by Trump, Bitcoin, and marijuana stocks, while the market as a whole steadily chugged along. Steadily enough for the S&P 500 to post a perfect year – a full year with not a single negative month (in USD). Canadian and International indexes did post some negative months, but completed a great year overall. Even bonds pulled their weight despite ever present concerns about rising interest rates.

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The Portfolio Performance Report: Your “How Am I Doing?” View

By Nancy Graham · January 18, 2018 - 0 comments

What do a good portfolio performance report and a sunny day have in common? The answer: You’re best off enjoying the light each one sheds, without getting burned or blinded by too much of either. In other words, a thoughtfully designed portfolio performance report should provide you with the information you need, without burying you in a big, fat data dump. 

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