A doctor’s guide to RESPs

Having children means planning for their future.  Aside from being raised in a loving and supportive environment, one of the best things we can do for our children’s long-term success is to give them the means to access the educational paths they will need.  Since the federal government changed the rules around professional corporations in 2018, essentially disallowing dividends to…

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How to invest during periods of high inflation

Inflation.  It’s the boogeyman, the grim reaper, the silent killer of investors’ retirement dreams.  A recent survey by Leger showed that 84% of Canadians are worried about inflation.  Another survey south of the border revealed inflation as the top concern for 2022 – ranking well higher than the pandemic.  And there is reason to be fearful.  Inflation represents a double-whammy…

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One of my biggest mistakes: how confirmation bias kills investments

About a year after the last big stock market crash in 2009, I got it in my head that we were all in for a “double dip” and that the second crash was not only imminent but that it would be worse than the first.  After all, this had happened before: the infamous stock market rout of 1929 was only…

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