Cheap Halloween Costumes to Save Your Money

Published by Tina Abarquez on Oct 24, 2017

Halloween teaches us valuable financial lessons like budgeting candy, but it’s not all gum drops and lollipops.   A survey found that Canadians spent $1 billion on Halloween in 2015. In... Continue reading

Which type of life insurance do you need?

Published by Tina Abarquez on Aug 02, 2017

Choosing the right type of life insurance isn’t always easy and it’s not always something people want to talk about. However, having an estate planning conversation with your family about what happens... Continue reading

Why Mental Health Matters for Your Money

Published by Tina Abarquez on Jun 19, 2017

Did you know that 1 in 5 people face mental health issues during their lifetime? That means the odds of you, a family member or someone you know being affected by mental health are high. Issues related... Continue reading

Saving for your kids’ education – it’s not too early. It’s never too early.

Published by Tina Abarquez on May 26, 2017

It’s no secret that the cost of sending your kids to college or university is rising – and has been for quite some time. So let me ask you a question, are you saving for your kids’ education and do you... Continue reading

Here comes the sun it’s time to plan your summer vacation

Published by Tina Abarquez on May 17, 2017

Now that we’ve hit the month of May, summer vacation season is just around the corner. For those of you who want to do some traveling this summer but haven’t quite decided where you want to go, I’ve found... Continue reading

Helping your kids increase their financial literacy

Published by Tina Abarquez on Apr 27, 2017

“Since I graduated from high school, not one person has asked me to find the value of X.”   We hear this comment all the time, and it’s generally meant as a joke, but it echoes what many think about our... Continue reading

Baseball's back!

Published by Tina Abarquez on Apr 20, 2017

Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. There’s something about the first pitch of the season that makes it feel like spring is finally here, even if the weather suggests otherwise.   If you’re a Blue Jays... Continue reading

Considering the year began with such uncertainty...

Published by Tina Abarquez on Apr 07, 2017

Considering the year began with such uncertainty, equity and fixed income markets performed exceptionally well in the first quarter. Investors overestimated the magnitude of market volatility that would... Continue reading

2017 Client Budget Letter

Published by Tina Abarquez on Mar 31, 2017

The Liberal government delivered its second federal budget on March 22 in Ottawa. While you’ve probably seen plenty of media coverage, I thought you would appreciate an overview of how some of the budget... Continue reading

Thinking of selling your house? Spring is just around the corner!

Published by Tina Abarquez on Mar 17, 2017

As the calendar turns to March and we emerge from a long winter, there’s quite a bit to get excited about. The weather starts to warm up. St. Patrick pays a visit, we go mad for college basketball, spring... Continue reading