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Senior couple planning retirement
Senior couple planning retirement
Oct 16, 2018
You and your spouse have been putting it off but you decide it’s finally time to get your wills and estate planning in order. Here’s what you need to know.
Multigeneration family celebrating birthday
Multigeneration family celebrating birthday
Sep 18, 2018
When a family member is struggling with a financial issue – perhaps your parents or in-laws, or an adult child – do you ever wonder if you can ask us for advice? The answer is yes.
Mother and daughter reading book
Mother and daughter reading book
Sep 13, 2018
When it comes to helping children financially, there’s no definitive approach. What’s right for your family will depend on your principles and beliefs and your child’s personality. Here are some suggestions on how you can support your children and help them learn valuable life skills about money as...
Adult daughter hugging mother
Adult daughter hugging mother
Sep 6, 2018
Today’s housing prices can present a real challenge when your child looks at owning a home. You may think about gifting the down payment, co-signing the mortgage, or giving your child a loan. These are the pros and cons you should consider.
Family portrait
Family portrait
Sep 4, 2018
When your children enter their teens, life changes in many ways — including your financial life. Here’s a look at some of the major financial planning themes that arise as you navigate their teenage years.
Mother with adult son
Mother with adult son
Jun 25, 2018
When it comes to helping children financially, there are no financial planning rules to follow. What works perfectly for one family might be unthinkable for another. There are, however, important factors to consider, which can guide you in making a decision.
Jim Davison hosting Cancer Awareness event
Jim Davison hosting Cancer Awareness event
May 8, 2018
This Nova Scotia Assante advisor took his love for 80s dance music to raise over $2,700 for the Canadian Cancer Society in support of cancer awareness month.
Assante 101 McIntyre presenting Mandy Demerse with sponsorship
Assante 101 McIntyre presenting Mandy Demerse with sponsorship
May 3, 2018
A long-time supporter of Special Olympics North Bay, Assante 101 McIntyre is sponsoring a local athlete who shares its passion for sport, determination and leadership at the Special Olympics Canada 2018 Summer Games.
loans gifts and advances to children
loans gifts and advances to children
Apr 24, 2018
As a parent, you should ensure that you clearly document any gifts, loans or advances you make to your children to avoid uncertainty and possible conflict.
Arts Umbrella Expressions Theatre Performance
Arts Umbrella Expressions Theatre Performance
Apr 9, 2018
Whether it’s through theatre, dance or visual arts, Gary Lyons from Assante Financial Management Ltd. is helping young people in his community fulfill their artistic potential and the life-long lessons the arts can offer.

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