Question. I’ve been a software developer with an engineering firm for many years. Although I enjoy software development, I feel I’ve outgrown my role, as there is no room to advance at my firm. I have several potential contract opportunities, but I’m nervous about leaving my employer. I have a great benefits and pension plan, and despite the opportunity for […]
August was a down month for most equity markets, however Canadian stocks were one of the few positives. Meanwhile bonds and REITs performed well.
Question. Hi, my spouse and I have been renting an apartment for the last few years, and we’re now ready to buy our first home together. We are wondering what programs are available for a first-time home buyer that could be beneficial. Do you have any advice for us? Answer. Your timing is great! As of September 2nd, the […]
Question. Hi, my partner and I currently have RESPs opened for our two children, and we contribute $200 per month for each child. Although my kids are still in elementary school and have quite some time before college or university, I always get nervous when I think about the costs (and especially when they go back to school after the […]
July was a quiet but positive month for most equity markets. The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in over a decade which rattled markets at the end of the month.
Question. I’ve seen a few commercials on television about wills, and I’m wondering if I should have my will completed? I’ve never had one, and never really felt the need for one. But recently, I’ve started thinking about it more and more. I’m in my 30s, and although my partner and I currently have no children, we are thinking about […]
Should You Commute Your Pension? Question. I’ve just left my employer, and received some documents regarding my pension. In particular, I have to make a selection between 2 options – pension or commuted value. First, can you tell me what this means? And second, can you help me decide what the right choice is for me? Answer. Great question, and […]
June saw most equity markets rebound from their May declines. Despite the volatility, most equity markets remain up double digits for 2019.