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Understanding Market Volatility - Part 1
 
 

This year began with some market turbulence resulting in a correction in the S&P Index in late January of about 10%, and about 7% for the TSX during the same period. You would have thought the world was ending with all the hand-wringing and hysteria stirred up by media reports at the time.

More importantly, for a couple of years now, the media has been focusing on volatility as if it’s something important that the investing public needs to be concerned about, which is akin to inventing a whole new way to look at managing money.

Since volatility has always been a part of investing in...

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Daily Choices of Financial Freedom
 
 

Most people want financial freedom over financial servitude. Who doesn’t want to be financially independent, where their money is working for them rather than working for their money?

The problem for most Canadians is that financial freedom can be a struggle of living paycheck-to-paycheck or where spending tends to win out over savings. Ultimately, financial freedom is not so much a single choice to attain it, but about daily choices that can make it a reality.

Setting long term savings goals, while essential, is not always effective for people who have never before accumulated a meaningful sum of money. When looking into the future and seeing the need to save $50,000 for a...

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Late Career Retirement
 
 

A few years ago, when the federal government restored the OAS eligibility age back to 65, many Canadians breathed a sigh of relief. When eligibility changes were originally implimented they only affected those under age 54 as of March 31, 2012, but it became apparent that even an extra few hundred dollars a month in retirement could mean a lot to many future Canadian retirees.

At the end of the day, the only things you can really count on for your retirement are you and your retirement plan. If you’re entering the last 10 or 15 years of employment, now is the time to truly solidify your plans for achieving your retirement goals.

In some cases, it may be more realistic to work a little longer to ensure adequate retirement income...

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Segregated Funds are administered by Canadian insurance companies in the form of individual, variable life insurance contracts offering certain guarantees to the contract holder. A description of the key features of the individual variable insurance contract is contained in the information folder. Subject to any applicable death and maturity guarantee, any amount that is allocated to a segregated fund is invested at the risk of the contract holder and may increase or decrease in value.