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Invest Well. Live Well: How does big money invest?

Invest Well. Live Well: How does big money invest?

In recent years, institutional investors such as university endowments, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds have shifted their asset allocation away from standard investment classes like stocks and bonds and into alternative investments such as
Invest Well. Live Well: Canada Pension Plan — take it now or wait?

Invest Well. Live Well: Canada Pension Plan — take it now or wait?

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provides millions of Canadians with additional retirement income. You can start collecting CPP as early as age 60 or defer until age 70. As a recap, every month you take CPP before the age of 65 results in a 0.
Keeping the joy in renovating your home

Keeping the joy in renovating your home

Five Oak Contracting has thought long and hard about how to reduce that stress and keep the joy in the renovation process — and it comes down to communication and planning.
Invest Well. Live Well: How much risk can you take versus should you take?

Invest Well. Live Well: How much risk can you take versus should you take?

Years ago, before kids, I was a bachelor travelling in New Zealand, known as the birthplace of bungee jumping. I signed up for the Thrillogy, which include three bungee jumps at three very different locations.
Invest Well. Live Well: The most powerful investment tool

Invest Well. Live Well: The most powerful investment tool

I have often said that you could have all the money in the world, but if you have no time, it is useless. Alternatively, having a lot of time and no money is problematic, too.
Reflecting on a most memorable year

Reflecting on a most memorable year

It’s been a whirlwind first year for new business Muraca Notary Public, which launched in January 2020 and had to learn the ropes of the business world just as the COVID-19 pandemic had upended it.
Invest Well. Live Well: Am I paying too much?

Invest Well. Live Well: Am I paying too much?

In my past, I often bought the cheapest product or service; however, I quickly learnt the old adage of "You get what you pay for." Often, additional costs would accumulate, leading in a more expensive and time-consuming result.
Questions to Ask an Investment Advisor

Questions to Ask an Investment Advisor

Over the past few months, we have had the pleasure to meet with some great families who were looking for an advisor. We love getting to meet new people and learn about them.
Looking to the year ahead

Looking to the year ahead

Goodbye 2020! Like many, we are looking forward to the New Year, new beginnings and brighter skies in 2021. This is also the time of year we often set goals for the year ahead.
Invest Well. Live Well: The purpose of life is a life of purpose

Invest Well. Live Well: The purpose of life is a life of purpose

On Dec. 4, Katherine McParland, a personal friend passed away unexpectedly. I think most of us are still in shock and disbelief trying to understand how this shining star is gone at the young age of 32.