Young Canadians who are carrying mortgages have been disproportionately affected by the rapid rate of interest rate increases. Although interest rate increases were foretold (don’t tell me they weren’t since you had to qualify for the mortgage and pass a stress-test!), the fact of the matter is that home ownership provides many Canadians with a feeling of security and future building that no other asset can provide. 

Financial planning should be about focusing on the values YOU want to live by today, tomorrow and into the future then under-writing the costs of making them come true.

Our House, the gentle Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young classic – written, incidentally, by Graham Nash – strikes an emotional beat familiar to many homeowners or wannabe homeowners. The song describes an everyday scene yet it’s beloved by millions because, as the cliché goes, home is where the heart is.

This article offers a different take on investing for yield; i.e. dividend income. In turbulent markets, high yield implies that the underlying investment may be struggling since yield is inversely related to the price of the stock.

The world’s most successful investors take a long-term view. They buy and sell like collectors, not gamblers. When faced with the bombardment of news on inflation, employment, recession speculation and interest rate movements, these investors are able to contextualize these factors and tune them out.

I love to read what journalists forecast and compare those predictions to the prevailing news. In this article, the author addresses today’s timeliest issues: interest rates and inflation.

Most women I have worked with would prefer solutions that don’t single them out by gender.  Traditionally, the financial community’s approach to working with women has been patriarchal and patronizing.