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

Published by Michele Hendriks on Mar 04, 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...

Keep an eye on your mailbox – it’s tax slip time

Published by Michele Hendriks on Mar 04, 2017

It’s the time of the year when you may start receiving tax slips related to your 2016 investments. Some slips may look familiar, others may not. Here’s a quick description of some of the more common slips...

Are you ready for some football?

Published by Michele Hendriks on Jan 30, 2017

  We’re heading into the homestretch of the National Football League playoffs, and getting close to Super Bowl Sunday on February 5th. Whether or not your favourite team ends up playing in the big game...

It's RRSP time again! Do you know how much you can contribute?

Published by Michele Hendriks on Jan 04, 2017

It’s RRSP season! Do you know how much you can contribute this year? Happy New Year!  Another year, another RRSP contribution deadline. This year, you have until March 1 to make RRSP contributions that...

Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) Explained!

Published by Michele Hendriks on Nov 17, 2016

Don’t like paying taxes? Then you’ll love the TFSA “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” – Benjamin Franklin We’ve all heard the death-and-taxes expression before,...

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

Published by Michele Hendriks on Mar 04, 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

Keep an eye on your mailbox – it’s tax slip time

Published by Michele Hendriks on Mar 04, 2017

It’s the time of the year when you may start receiving tax slips related to your 2016 investments. Some slips may look familiar, others may not. Here’s a quick description of some of the more common slips... Continue reading

Are you ready for some football?

Published by Michele Hendriks on Jan 30, 2017

  We’re heading into the homestretch of the National Football League playoffs, and getting close to Super Bowl Sunday on February 5th. Whether or not your favourite team ends up playing in the big game... Continue reading

It's RRSP time again! Do you know how much you can contribute?

Published by Michele Hendriks on Jan 04, 2017

It’s RRSP season! Do you know how much you can contribute this year? Happy New Year!  Another year, another RRSP contribution deadline. This year, you have until March 1 to make RRSP contributions that... Continue reading

Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) Explained!

Published by Michele Hendriks on Nov 17, 2016

Don’t like paying taxes? Then you’ll love the TFSA “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” – Benjamin Franklin We’ve all heard the death-and-taxes expression before,... Continue reading

Do you need an estate plan?

Published by Michele Hendriks on Sep 19, 2015

DO YOU HAVE AN “ESTATE”? It may sound grand, but you probably do. Your estate may include many kinds of assets – such as money, property, a bank account, investments, a car, a house or other possessions.... Continue reading

Focus on Recovery! Critical Illness insurance can help protect your home and your lifestyle

Published by Michele Hendriks on May 11, 2015

A CRITICAL ILLNESS DIAGNOSIS can turn your life upside down. Plans change. Priorities shift. New goals emerge: to get better, to move past the stress and anxiety, to live every moment to the fullest. ... Continue reading

Top 20 Reasons for Professional Financial Advice

Published by Michele Hendriks on Mar 06, 2015

Did you know that individuals who work with a financial advisor have a net worth 4.2 times higher than those who go it alone? (Source: IFIC Value of Advice Report, November 2012)   The past decade has... Continue reading

Make the Most of your Peak Earning Years

Published by Michele Hendriks on Jan 29, 2015

Do you have less than 10 years to go until you leave the “daily grind” behind?   Now is the perfect time to capitalize on those peak earning years to make sure you are on track to achieve the retirement... Continue reading

Market Commentary – Fourth Quarter 2014

Published by Michele Hendriks on Jan 22, 2015

After a strong first half of the year which saw most asset classes rally, financial market calm gave way to volatility in the final quarter of the year. The increase in volatility was due to the dramatic... Continue reading