When You Need Cash From Your Investments

Consider your needs before taking cash from investments.  Are you having a short-term financial dilemma, making changes to your lifestyle or starting to fund your retirement?  To preserve your wealth you should think about market timing, tax consequences and paying...

Save Money Purchasing Beef In Bulk

I recently attended a dinner & auction and one of the items being auctioned off was a side of beef donated by a local rancher (yes, I live in Alberta).  I’ve thought about buying a side of beef to save money, but I never knew where to buy it, how much it...

If A Disaster Strikes – How Prepared Are You?

Now that the snow is melting and causing rivers to rise there is a danger of flooding in some parts of the country.  Some people are being asked to evacuate their homes. Everyone thinks that it couldn’t happen to them but I know several people that have had to...

Why You Shouldn’t Care About Credit Card Interest Rates

The other day I had an interesting conversation with a friend about the types of credit cards that we carry.  When I mentioned that I use the PC MasterCard for all of my monthly purchases my friend said that he didn’t like that credit card because the interest rate...

How Baby Boomers Influenced The Banking Industry

Even people with no knowledge of demographics have heard of the group born between 1946 and 1964.  These are the baby boomers.  Canada produced more than 400,000 new Canadians in each year of the baby boom, peaking in 1959. Baby Boomers Strong Influence Baby boomers...

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