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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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6 habits to keep you on financial track in 2020

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Almost 3 months into 2020 and we’ve seen a wild ride so far. No matter where you look, there always seems to be some force of nature making news whether that be media, politics, environment or social issues. All of this information can overload us at times and detract from our long-term financial goals. As this is a financial blog, …

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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 …

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 …

Investment Fees Mini Series | Part 1

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This blog is part of our Precision Financial Mini Series on Investment Fees Understanding investment fees is no small feat. Fee questions are often met with confusing explanations that leave even a savvy investor feeling frustrated. At Precision Financial, we want you to understand what you are paying for and why, so we’ve created a blog mini-series on investment fees. …

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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 …

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Why “Buying Experiences, Not Things” Gets You Nowhere

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Most of us have likely seen the saying “Spend money on experiences, not things” show up in our social media feeds. The saying is often accompanied by a gratuitous photo of a scenic landscape, or a photo of an individual facing away from the camera while they ‘gaze’ (squint?) into the distance. This saying is propagated as a holistic living …