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A Six-Step, Back to Basics Financial Plan for Most Every Canadian

A Six-Step, Back to Basics Financial Plan for Most Every Canadian

November 21, 2022 | Posted by: Harold Hagen

It's a tough time to know what the right financial move is at the moment. Interest rates are increasing, while stocks are in bearish territory. It's easy to forget that there are smart things that you ... [read more]

Gut Punch from the Bank of Canada

Gut Punch from the Bank of Canada

October 12, 2022 | Posted by: Harold Hagen

  Last Thursday, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem gave a speech, quite simply titled, “Restoring price stability to Canadians”. I won’t bore you with the entire speech, but ... [read more]

Covid-19 Managing Uncharted Waters

Covid-19 Managing Uncharted Waters

March 23, 2020 | Posted by: Harold Hagen

Covid-19 Managing Uncharted Waters As the current health crisis plays out, the months ahead may potentially prove to be trying times.  For people with debt, and in particular mortgage debt, mone ... [read more]

First -Time Home Buyer Incentive

First -Time Home Buyer Incentive

February 29, 2020 | Posted by: Harold Hagen

The Federal Government’s new First-Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI) program offers an interest free loan towards the purchase of a new home for up to 25 years.  Launched September 02, 20 ... [read more]

Dutch Disease - Economy

Dutch Disease - Economy

February 22, 2020 | Posted by: Harold Hagen

As part of my daily effort to monitor the pulse of the Canadian economy and understand market future trends, I pay close attention to historical economic patterns. For example, five years ago Can ... [read more]

The Dream - Susan's story

The Dream - Susan's story

February 18, 2020 | Posted by: Harold Hagen

Susan had moved to Red Deer, Alberta three years ago with her two teenage children. Owning a home had been a long-time dream of hers, but since she had always been a renter, and her growing children w ... [read more]

Bank of Canada; Saving Green

Bank of Canada; Saving Green

March 22, 2019 | Posted by: Harold Hagen

Up till now, BoC Governor Stephen Poloz had stated repeatedly that the overnight rate (currently at 1.75%) would need to reach the Bank’s “neutral range” target of 2.5-3.5%. “ ... [read more]

Strategies to Dig Yourself Out of the Debt Hole

Strategies to Dig Yourself Out of the Debt Hole

March 14, 2018 | Posted by: Harold Hagen

Debt. It's something almost everyone will have at some point in their life. But what happens when your debt begins to get the better of you? What options are available? Some simple strategies can he ... [read more]

Why You Need an Emergency Fund And How to Get One

Why You Need an Emergency Fund And How to Get One

March 7, 2018 | Posted by: Harold Hagen

Building an emergency fund is something most people know they should do but few actually get around to doing. A recent study found that nearly two-thirds of Americans did not have an emergency fund, a ... [read more]

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