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The Giving Season is Upon Us: Charitable Considerations

There are a variety of ways to make contributions, and some may even benefit you at the same time as the recipient organization by offering various tax benefits....

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Accessing the Cash Value of an Insurance Policy

While one of the main reasons for having insurance is to protect your family or business, consider that there may be other benefits derived from holding a life insurance policy. One opportunity involves borrowing against the insurance policy....

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Big Tech: Angel or Demon?

Big tech has been coming under increased regulatory pressure for anti-competitive behaviour. But it is the size of these companies that allows them to offer the benefits of a powerful network effect to their users....

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Thales of Miletus: A Hero for the Modern Investor

Sometimes ancient history has lessons for modern investors. Thales of Miletus (c. 620 BC – 545 BC) was an early philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer from the Greek city of Miletus in Ionia (modern-day Turkey)....

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Business Owners: Your Most Valuable Asset is You.

While there are many insurance options available, the needs of the business and the types of insurance required may change as the business evolves: from the business’s initial development, through its growth and eventually to succession....

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Alternative Protein: Another Use for Mushrooms

As the planet’s growing population (estimated to reach 9.8 billion by 2050) requires more and more food, its food production will need to be increasingly sustainable and efficient, and mushrooms might offer an attractive path forward....

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RESP Withdrawals – Think Strategically

As you look forward, here are some potential considerations for withdrawal strategies relating to the RESP....

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Are We Entering into a Commodities Supercycle?

When the COVID-19 pandemic first struck, the world’s appetite for raw materials plummeted. That will happen in a worldwide lockdown. As demand fell, so did prices. Yet it was not long before they were soaring again....

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Goals-Based Investing: An Approach that Puts Investors First

For those who use this approach, the objective is not to generate superior returns or beat an index over the short term, but instead to manage investments to achieve measurable goals over the longer term....

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Better Days: The Return of the Canadian Energy Sector

Oil is back. The Canadian energy industry as represented by the BlackRock iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF (XEG:TSX) is up 48% year to date....

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