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3 Investment Tips for Millennials

Published by Cathy Stanton on Oct 13, 2017

#investmenttruth #financialadvisor #financialadvice   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... Continue reading

From Rags to Comfortable

Published by Cathy Stanton on Dec 23, 2016

My Journey to #FinancialLiteracy part two – a new life   Now that you know my ‘rags’ story, I am going to tell you my ‘comfortable’ (can’t say rich as 1 million today is not rich) story. Sorry this is... Continue reading

From Rags to Comfortable

Published by Cathy Stanton on Dec 23, 2016

My Journey to #FinancialLiteracy part one – the first 38 years.   I think my life started out ok, father with a good job, stay-at-home mom, this was typical for the day. Then when I was eight my mom and... Continue reading

If I Were You – I’d Want to be Me Too - What Pop Songs Can Teach Us About Life and Money #1

Published by Cathy Stanton on Aug 23, 2016

Do you love yourself this much?   Most of us don’t, we always see our flaws, not our strong points. While I don’t think you should ‘in your face’ come across as I am better than you, you should love yourself... Continue reading

Get More From Your Donation by Donating Investments to Charity

Published by Cathy Stanton on Jun 13, 2016

Do you donate to charity and own stocks or other investments that have a large capital gains? Did you know there is more benefit to you by donating investments with capital gains instead of cash? And ... Continue reading

12 Reasons You May Need a Second Opinion

Published by Cathy Stanton on Jun 09, 2016

Canadians tend to be really nice people (thankfully), but sometimes too nice. We don’t like to rock the boat. Sometimes though you need to think of yourself first and look after your own needs. Investing... Continue reading

Four steps to Good Financial Stewardship and Why You Should Be One

Published by Cathy Stanton on Jun 08, 2016

As you know I am passionate about the need to be smart with money. Another way to say that is to have good financial stewardship. Stewardship means ‘the conducting, supervising, or managing of something;... Continue reading

Do You Pay Too Much Tax?

Published by Cathy Stanton on Mar 09, 2016

I am facilitating an information session for ESL students about taxes; why we pay them and how to fill out simple tax forms. So with income taxes on my mind and given the time of year, I thought a post... Continue reading

Why You Shouldn't Forget About Your RRSP

Published by Cathy Stanton on Feb 16, 2016

The deadline to contribute to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan for the 2015 tax year is quickly approaching – it’s Monday February 29, 2016.   Investing in an RRSP is a valuable financial planning... Continue reading

INVEST NOW - BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!

Published by Cathy Stanton on Feb 11, 2016

Why invest now? Markets are doing terrible – are you kidding!   Well that is actually one of the reasons to invest now. If you invest in down markets the potential to make a great return is far higher... Continue reading