The Cost of Summer Child Care

Published by Tina Abarquez on May 14, 2018

With summer nearing, nearly half of Canadian parents are scrambling to enroll their children in summer camps and full-time childcare. According to Stats Canada, the average cost of childcare ranges vastly... Continue reading

2018 Q1 Client Letter - Market Update April 2018

Published by Tina Abarquez on Apr 11, 2018

Market Update April 2018    Challenges in the quarter Wow! Volatility returned with a vengeance. After experiencing market pullbacks of less than five percent in 2017, we’ve already experienced two pullbacks... Continue reading

2018 Federal Budget Summary

Published by Tina Abarquez on Mar 07, 2018

2018 Federal Budget Summary    The Liberal government delivered its third federal budget on February 27. While you’ve probably seen plenty of media coverage, I thought you’d appreciate an overview related... Continue reading

4 Tips for a Relaxing Vacation

Published by Tina Abarquez on Feb 16, 2018

It’s that time of year again. Canadians from all provinces and territories are packing their suitcases, escaping the cold grip of winter and heading to sunny destinations in paradise.   Tourists can maximize... Continue reading

6 Financial Resolutions for 2018

Published by Tina Abarquez on Feb 02, 2018

The new year is a time to reflect and improve on ourselves. Many Canadians choose to make new year resolutions and financial goals are usually at the top of the list.    These tips will help you set (and... Continue reading

2017 Q4 Client Update Letter

Published by Tina Abarquez on Jan 10, 2018

An incredible year for market returns and global economic growth In 2017, we saw one of the strongest years for global market returns since the great financial crisis. Global equity markets seemed unaffected... Continue reading

4 Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

Published by Tina Abarquez on Dec 19, 2017

Did you know a financial advisor can help you live your best possible life within your personal budget? According to The Investment Funds Institute of Canada, you are more likely to become wealthy if ... Continue reading

Common Investment Myths - And How to Break Them

Published by Tina Abarquez on Dec 13, 2017

Let’s talk about investment myths. Have you started investing yet? If the answer is yes, think about the last time you sat down with a financial advisor and reviewed your portfolio to ensure your investment... Continue reading

3 Investment Tips for Millenials

Published by Tina Abarquez on Nov 29, 2017

Let’s be honest, investing isn’t always easy – at least it doesn’t always seem that way. With so many different options available on the market (from mutual funds to stocks), choosing the best strategy... Continue reading

2017 Q3 Client Update Letter

Published by Tina Abarquez on Nov 09, 2017

Challenges in the quarter This past quarter exemplifies what you as an investor should consider regarding your portfolio. We’ve seen tensions increase in the Korean Peninsula and the Middle East and ongoing... Continue reading