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A revolution of retail trading

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This last couple of weeks we have seen a revolution of retail trading. While many folks still work from home and limit their exposure to the outside world, the stock market is reaching all time highs fueled in part by “cheap money”. With almost unlimited stimulus from the fed and low interest rate guidance for the foreseeable future, this trend …

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Curtis Haigh receives EPC designation

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    Press Release Contact: Curtis Haigh curtis@precisionfinancial.ca LOCAL INTEREST Curtis Haigh Qualifies as a Member Of “Elder Planning Counselor” Designation Program TORONTO, ON – A nationally recognized designation, was conferred on Curtis Haigh of Precision Financial & Benefits after successfully completing an intense and rigorous test of knowledge regarding current seniors’ issues. The “Canadian Initiative for Elder Planning Studies” …

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What is an insured retirement plan, and do I need one?

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  This is a topic that comes out of the woodwork, almost every three or four years. Almost like clockwork, at least since I’ve been in the business.  The scenario is this, I get a call from a client or a prospective client and they proceed to tell me about this new strategy that they are being pitched that usually …

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Sudden Wealth Syndrome | Pitfalls and Possibilities

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Most of us know somebody who has “struck it rich”. Whether that be a high income promotion, winning the lottery, a divorce settlement; or an inheritance. Sudden Wealth Syndrome is a typical effect after a financial windfall. It can cause a sudden and unexpected life transition for individuals and families. For the most part, many people are not prepared or …

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Household debt in Canada, brace for reckoning

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Household debt in Canada has reached a ballooning 2.16 Trillion dollars.  That is Trillion spelled with a “T”. Where is all of this debt coming from? Well, its not just your traditional mortgage debt – it is credit card debt, consumer credit debt, vehicle loans, and home equity lines of credit (HELOC’s). The potentially damaging factor in rising home equity …

Investment Fees Mini Series | Part 2 | Sales Charges

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  This blog is a continuation of our Precision Financial Mini Series on investment fees. As an investor, it is important that you understand what sales charges and investment fees you will pay once you and your financial advisor or financial planner agree upon an investment plan.  In our previous blog, we spoke about a recurring annual fee called a …

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Many women are investment decision makers in their household

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In a poll conducted in March by the CIBC, it found that Ninety-Two per cent of Canadian women with investment portfolios are primarily or equally in charge of household financial decisions.   Interestingly enough, only half said they feel confident or have the knowledge to actually invest. The Decision Maker In this same poll, Forty-six per cent of women said they …