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Financial Fitness: New Year’s financial resolutions worth making
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Financial Fitness: New Year’s financial resolutions worth making

New Year’s resolutions are easy to make but harder to keep.

Financial Fitness: In a volatile market, remain calm
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Financial Fitness: In a volatile market, remain calm

In recent months, stocks have fallen sharply from their record highs, with one-day drops that can rightfully be called “dizzying.” As an investor, what are you to make of this volatility?

Financial Fitness: Don’t get trampled by the herd
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Financial Fitness: Don’t get trampled by the herd

Every year in early July, thousands of people “run with the bulls” in Pamplona, Spain. While the event is exciting, it is also hazardous, and many runners have been badly injured over the years. As an investor, running with the herd may be just as dangerous for you— if you’re […]

Financial Fitness: There are no  secrets to success
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Financial Fitness: There are no secrets to success

Many people look for the secrets to investment success. Is it timing the market just right? Is it finding those hot stocks or getting in on the ground floor of the next big thing? These types of moves have little relevance to the vast majority of investors — even the […]

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Financial Fitness: Three ways to use life insurance for charitable giving

Using life insurance for charitable giving can be an effective strategy to help you support registered charities of your choice.

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Financial Fitness: Strategize for comfort

To retire comfortably, you need to save and invest regularly using an effective savings and investment strategy.

Financial Fitness: What do low oil prices mean for investors?
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Financial Fitness: What do low oil prices mean for investors?

As you’ve no doubt noticed, your trips to the gas station have been a lot more pleasant these past several months. There’s not much doubt that lower oil prices have been welcome to you as a driver. But when oil is less expensive, is that good for you as an investor?

Financial Fitness: RRSP or TFSA: Which is the best option?
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Financial Fitness: RRSP or TFSA: Which is the best option?

If you have some extra cash available, let’s summarize the pros and cons of each option.

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Financial Fitness: What’s cash good for, anyway?

As an investor, you may find that the elements of your portfolio that seem to draw most of your attention are stocks and bonds.

Financial Fitness: Making good investment moves can be tricky
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Financial Fitness: Making good investment moves can be tricky

If you want to send your children or grandchildren to post-secondary school, retire comfortably and achieve other important life goals, you typically have to invest — it’s that simple.