Market and Investment Insights

November is Financial Literacy Month

From the desk of Erin Gendron… In October, Financial Planners Standard Council (FPSC), Canada’s governing body for financial planning conducted a survey* of over 1500 Canadians. They found that 41% of Canadians lack confidence in their financial affairs. 33% of Canadians feel they would fail a financial stress test (meaning they somewhat or strongly doubt […]

Can I retire?

From the desk of Erin Gendron… At the beginning of the year, over 1500 randomly selected Canadians were polled on their retirement goals and expectations. How do your retirement goals and savings stack up against these findings? Not quite sure if you’re on track? Read on and let us help! 4 Practical tips to help you […]

4 Financial Tips for Active Young Families

4 Financial Tips for Active Young Families From the desk of Erin Gendron… With the start of a new fall season and the end of care free summer days, the ‘responsible, let’s get organized’ side of me kicks into high gear. Fall has always had a ‘fresh start’ feel about it for me – similar […]

Canadian Banks: We Love ‘Em & We Hate ‘Em

From the desk of Erin Gendron… You probably haven’t been able to avoid seeing the negative media attention (and resulting share volatility) the Big 5 Banks have been receiving over the past month. We’ve certainly taken note. The attention on the banks is due to alleged high pressure sales tactics used by under qualified advisors. […]