Canada's First Labour Day

It started on a spring day in 1872, when a group of Toronto printers went on strike. For years, they had been asking, pleading, and finally demanding employers to decrease their hours to a nine-hour work day and a fifty-eight-hour work week. Look a

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Summer Trade War

“Printing ink, not black, solid.” “Yarn (not sewing thread) of synthetic staple fibers, mixed mainly with artificial staple fibers.” “Meat of swine other than hams, shoulders, bellies and cuts thereof, salted, brined, or smoked.” “Organic surface-

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Aesop on Finances 6

Recently, I came across a story by the ancient Greek fabulist, Aesop that I wanted to share with you. Like many of his fables, this one contains some good common sense that applies not only to our everyday lives…but to our finances as well.  The Mas

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Aesop on Finances 5

When it comes to investing, almost everyone would agree that it is smart to have an investment strategy. Using a strategy, as opposed to “just winging it” or “going with your gut” can help prevent you from making decisions based on emotions or snap j

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Aesop on Finances 4

Recently, I’ve been thinking about investing.  “What’s so special about that?” you’re probably wondering. After all, I am a financial advisor, so it’s my job to think about investing. But lately, my thoughts have taken on a slight twist. “Why do we

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Aesop on Finances 3

When I ask people what their number one financial goal is, many of them say things like this:       “Pay off my house.”        “Buy a better car.”        “Go on vacation.”        “Pay off my credit card debt.”  Those are all really good goals to

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Aesop on Finances 2

Ever notice how much human beings act on impulse? Advertising companies sure do. So do car dealerships, banks, and your local gym. Every time you go to the checkout counter at a grocery store, the strategically-placed candy bars and tabloid magazines

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Aesop on Finances 1

As a financial advisor, I get a lot of questions. Some people ask me if it’s a good time to invest in the markets, or if they should be sticking their money under a mattress. Others ask me about the economy. A few ask me about specific investments. B

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How We Spend Those Two Minutes of Remembrance

This year, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, what will you remember?  Every year, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we pay tribute to the men and women of Canada who have died in war. Our tribute, typically, consi

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The Dow Hit 20,000 - Now what?

Imagine you are driving a car down a lonely highway at night. You have no idea where you’re going or why you started driving in the first place. Because the sun isn’t out, and because you don’t have a compass, you have no idea which direction you’re

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