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Building Wealth Outside Of Your Business

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Articles |

Many entrepreneurs are so focused on their business that they don’t invest outside of their company. But they should. When Brendan Charters started renovation and home building company Eurodale Developments in 2003, he made a promise to himself: he wouldn’t plow all of his assets into his business. Many owners have a lot of their wealth tied up in their companies, but he didn’t want to be exposed to a single sector and company. “The old adage...

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How Risky Are You?

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Articles |

To be a successful saver, you’ll need to get your risk profile right. Whether you’re new to investing or have had a lifetime of stock market experience, there’s one thing that can derail a financial plan: the fear of losing money. History is littered with stories of people who have created plans, only to tear them up after a recession or some unexpected drop in the market. Investing isn’t just about picking securities that will make money. It’s...

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Your Home: Buying Versus Building

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Articles |

It’s the big question current and aspiring homeowners ask themselves about their house: To build or not to build? How do you know what’s right for you? Choosing your next – or your first – home involves making a multitude of decisions. Primarily, you must make a choice between buying re-sale (an existing home that has had a previous owner) or working with a developer to build a new, custom home. That decision depends on a number of factors,...

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Plan the Wedding of Your Dreams

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Articles |

How to say yes to the dress and no to long-term wedding debt. Marriage rates may be declining, but a quick glance at the TV listings leaves little doubt that weddings are trendier than ever, with the popularity of nuptial themed reality shows like Say Yes to the Dress and offshoots on the rise. It’s no wonder that, quickly after the proposal (and often before), couples start envisioning how their wedding will unfold. Destination weddings are...

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Minding Your (Business Lunch) Manners

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Articles |

Why etiquette matters when you take clients out for lunch. Chewing with their mouths open. Doing awkward things with napkins and utensils. Speaking casually with wait staff. Such was the business-lunch behaviour of a Bay Street sales team that Linda Allan, a Toronto-based management consultant and trainer who offers business-etiquette training, met up with a few years ago. She was hired by the VP of sales, who’d been told to “fix it, and fast”...

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Women Worried About Retirement

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Articles |

A study reveals that retired women are concerned about making funds last. Recently retired women are more worried than their male counterparts about stretching funds over their remaining years. This heightened concern, as highlighted in an Investors Group study, may be related to the well-known fact that, statistically speaking, women generally live longer than men. Another likely contributor is that, while working, women tend to earn less than...

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