Category Archives: General Finance

Year End Checklist

This is the time of year that we are reminded that time flies incredibly fast. The Christmas season has already started and it won’t be long before we will wrap up another year. While many of our investment portfolios have taken setbacks, keep focused on the reality that bull markets always follow bear markets and that

The Process of Change

“Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn This week I’ve been thinking a lot about change. This year has been full of very positive changes for me and, with a new year approaching and so many goals close to being accomplished, it seems like a good

Financial tips when getting re-married

The most recent information I could find on the divorce rate in Canada comes from the Employment and Social Development Canada web page and it was dated 2008. According to this source, 41% of marriages will end in divorce but the national average fluctuates between 35% and 42%. The average age of males getting divorced

Account Value vs Account Balance

“Success is found on the other side of fear.” – Unknown Over the past few weeks I’ve had a number of individual meetings with people whose level of confidence and experience when it came to investing was quite low. I found it interesting that, even though their ages and backgrounds were quite different, they shared

Creating money systems that work

“Everything must be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein When you think about it, there are a lot of aspects of our life that run based on systems. The time we get up each morning, the routine before we leave the house, our route to work or school, the shows