Afraid You’ll Outlive Your Funds? The Four Percent Rule Revisited

How much can I spend in retirement so that I don’t outlast my money? This is one of the more common questions we hear as we help clients to plan ahead. 

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Responsible Investing: Four Reasons to Consider ESG Investing

Responsible Investing (RI) is quickly growing to become a standard. With accelerating commitments by policymakers and business leaders to address environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, RI has gained a greater focus in the investing world. Increasingly, investors are prioritizing ESG factors into their investment objectives. Have you integrated ESG factors into your own investing? Here are four considerations...

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Talking to Adult Children: The Hot Housing Market 

For those of us who can remember, the average cost of a Canadian home was around $164,000 when we started the millennium.1 In just over 20 years, this has risen to around $716,000 — and, what you get for that price can vary depending upon your location.

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Stock Market Returns: Never a Constant

During buoyant market times, it may be easy to forget that advances in the equity markets often do not happen at a constant rate.

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Cutting Through the Noise

Noise, according to Nobel-prize winning economist Daniel Kahneman, is the unwanted variability that can cloud judgment and impact decision making. We can make different decisions when influenced by noise, such as when we are upset, tired or hungry compared to calm, rested or well-fed. Kahneman shows how doctors give drastically different diagnoses to identical patients as a result of this noise. Most of the time, we are unaware of the noise and neglect it. Yet, by reducing it we can make better decisions.

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