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Plug Your Nose and Jump

Plug Your Nose and Jump

Topic:
Investments
Excerpt:
“In the run-up to last year’s Presidential election, pundits, economists, and Wall Street analysts agreed on one thing: a Donald Trump Presidency
Big Brother is Watching

Big Brother is Watching

Topic:
Human Interest
Excerpt:
My son just started working at Snapchat. His job is to convince ad agencies that they should place ads for their clients on Snapchat’s digital
Dare to Be Different

Dare to Be Different

Topic:
Pearls of Wisdom
Excerpt:
The financial media love to write stories about how improbable it is that a firm like Nexus might be able to do better than the stock market.
What if you Weren’t There? How to Equip Your Heir(s)

What if you Weren’t There? How to Equip Your Heir(s)

Topic:
Wealth Planning
Excerpt:
Have you ever had to cook in someone else’s kitchen? It’s tricky. You have to hunt for things: the cutting board and knives, the salad bowl, the olive
Death and Taxes… A Package Deal

Death and Taxes… A Package Deal

Topic:
Tax Planning
Excerpt:
Unlike in the United States, Canada does not have an “estate” or “inheritance” tax. However, death can still trigger a significant income tax bill.
A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush

A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush

Topic:
Wealth Planning
Excerpt:
Millions of years ago the survival of our ancestors depended on getting their hands on the first bird. Today there is no shortage of birds to feast on
My, How You’ve Grown!

My, How You’ve Grown!

Topic:
Investments
Excerpt:
Canadian Households, Our Debt and Net Worth
Crisis, What Crisis? Homeless in Toronto.

Crisis, What Crisis? Homeless in Toronto.

Topic:
Human Interest
Excerpt:
We sold our house last month. After 26 happy years it was time for a change in the Gouinlock family. Our kids have left the nest, so Anne and I are
Attention Shoppers, The Store Is Now Closed

Attention Shoppers, The Store Is Now Closed

Topic:
Pearls of Wisdom
Excerpt:
Four thousand. That’s the approximate number of retail store closures in the U.S. in 2016.
Rags to Riches to Rags: The Importance of a Wealth Transfer Strategy

Rags to Riches to Rags: The Importance of a Wealth Transfer Strategy

Topic:
Wealth Planning
Excerpt:
I’ve always had a fascination with New York City. If I had to choose my favourite part of its history, it would be the Gilded Age. So when I picked up