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Retired couple in flower field
Retired couple in flower field
Feb 6, 2018
Visions of retirement are quite different from person to person, but the financial planning to get there is similar for everyone. Here are five essential items on your pre-retirement to-do list.
If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Feb 1, 2018
When the Barenaked Ladies released their song “If I Had a Million Dollars” in 1992, the thinking was that if you had a million dollars, you’d be rich. Does this statement still hold true today and is a million dollars enough to get you through retirement?
Couple reviewing financial statements
Couple reviewing financial statements
Jan 8, 2018
You’re on track to achieve your retirement savings goals. But now let’s say you want a larger nest egg, so you’re wondering about borrowing money to invest in your non-registered accounts. Here are the benefits and downsides of borrowing to invest.
Assante Vancouver Centre was a platinum sponsor of the 2017 Eastside Culture Crawl
Assante Vancouver Centre was a platinum sponsor of the 2017 Eastside Culture Crawl
Dec 29, 2017
Vancouver’s Eastside Culture Crawl has allowed artists to showcase their work to their community for 20 years. For the advisors at Assante Vancouver Centre, it’s an opportunity to support their community and share it with clients, family and friends.
Assante 101 McIntyre taking part in the Old Fashioned Christmas Walk in North Bay
Assante 101 McIntyre taking part in the Old Fashioned Christmas Walk in North Bay
Dec 15, 2017
Assante 101 McIntyre kicked off the holiday season by showing how client relationships reach beyond wealth management into the wider community.
Financial Advisor reviewing retirement plan with clients
Financial Advisor reviewing retirement plan with clients
Dec 11, 2017
People are living longer today than any other generation, yet the possibility of outliving ones’ assets can be a fearful reality. Here’s why understanding the realities of your retirement plan is more important now than ever.
David Jones and Chris Rafuse Financial Advisor of Assante Hydrostone at Motionball Gala
David Jones and Chris Rafuse Financial Advisor of Assante Hydrostone at Motionball Gala
Dec 8, 2017
With approximately $150,000 raised in 2017 so far, these Assante advisors show how partnering with Special Olympic athletes can help to engage a new generation of gift givers in Canada.
Fraud prevention for seniors
Fraud prevention for seniors
Nov 29, 2017
The doorbell rings and an uninvited contractor tells the homeowner a repair is needed urgently and a payment is needed up front. Seniors are frequently targets for scams like these – they’re often home during the day and may be more trusting. Here are five popular scams to watch out for. 
Adult children helping out parents at home
Adult children helping out parents at home
Nov 23, 2017
Adult children are having a hard time financially, especially those in their 20s and early 30s. Work has become more precarious, wages have stagnated and housing prices have escalated beyond comprehension. Many of you may be starting to think what was once unthinkable – helping them financially. 
Grandparent teaching grandchild important money management skills
Grandparent teaching grandchild important money management skills
Nov 20, 2017
Your child might be at least 18 and old enough to open a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), but may not have the resources to make a contribution. Here’s an idea that gets your child started in investing and in learning about investing.

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