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We run a business. Sometimes we receive a cheque, drawn on a major bank, from someone at church. We just can’t figure that out - why would someone from church NOT bank at the Christian Credit Union? It’s like...read more
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Retirement Planning

The Value of Advice Two

October 13, 2015

Several studies have recently been completed comparing Canadians who use a Financial Advisor with a designation, referred to as advised households, vs. non-advised households.    Here are the results: Improved Financial Net Worth – advised households have 2.1x the median financial...
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RRSPs - Still the Best Way to Fund Retirement?

June 17, 2014

With the introduction of Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) in 2009, there is some debate on whether to save money for retirement using a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or within a TFSA. Below are some key differences...
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Answers to Common Questions

January 21, 2014

As we turn the calendar into 2014, I thought it would be a good idea to answer some of the most common questions I have received over the past year. Also included are some rules of thumbs and musings. On saving...
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Changes to Old Age Security (OAS)

April 03, 2013

What is OAS?  It’s an income support program available to all Canadians over age 65. Benefits depend on how long you have lived in Canada after the age of 18. To qualify for the maximum you have to have lived in...
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Canada Pension Plan Changes

January 06, 2012

The Government of Canada (Government) is making changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) over the next five years. The goal of CPP is to replace about 25% of average pre-retirement employment earnings with the other components being Old Age...
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Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos

September 28, 2011

Watching the nightly news can be unsettling.  Natural calamities - hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes and other severe weather conditions - constantly threaten our sense of peace.  In the business world, peace appears to be more the exception and not the rule....
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The Value of Advice

January 13, 2011

The ‘do-it-yourself’ mentality is flourishing.  Many of us use the Internet to obtain information and get the ‘best deal’, complete our own renovations (my wife cringes every time I haul out the toolbox!) and even make our own wine.  Self-help...
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Assigning Jobs to Your Retirement Savings

June 29, 2010

With the current low interest rate environment and volatility in the markets, what is the best way to manage retirement savings? Most retirees or soon-to-be retirees have more than one goal for their retirement savings and each goal likely comes with...
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2016 Credit Union Community & Economic Impact Report
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