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  The world has changed in the past few weeks, and, as we work together to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, “social distancing” has become a crucial part of the fight against this outbreak. This has required non-essential business to close and employees to work remotely. With that in mind, here are some...read more

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More tips to help sell your home

A while back we published an article in the Oaken Blog that listed 5 tips to help you sell your home. With a busy spring market expected in several parts of the county this year, we thought it would be helpful to add a few more things for you to consider if you’re planning to...read more

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Breaking down the 50 / 30 / 20 Rule

It’s human nature to seek an easier way to deal with a complex task, and for many people, developing and managing a personal budget can qualify as a challenge. This explains why there are so many budgeting approaches out there intended to help you better manage your money. Some, like the “envelope system” for instance,...read more

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Tips for Snowbirds Heading South

The annual migration of Canadian Snowbirds heading south in search of warmer weather will soon be underway. These dedicated travellers are not looking for a mere couple of weeks to break up a long Canadian winter; for these travelers, the goal is to avoid winter altogether! If you dream of joining the Snowbird lifestyle, here...read more

Creating a monthly budget is one of the best things you can do to help you successfully save for a goal. A budget not only tracks your spending each month, it also makes it easier to review each individual expenditure. When reviewing your monthly budget, be sure to take a close look at those recurring...read more

The government of Canada has committed to reducing total Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below 2005 levels. The timeline to accomplish this is 2030, which may seem like it’s a long way off, but it’s barely a decade away! By 2050, the goal is even more aggressive, with long-term emissions to be reduced...read more

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Age-proofing your portfolio

It’s only to be expected that our priorities change as we age. Whether just starting out in the workforce, raising a family or nearing retirement, the different stages we experience throughout our lifetime determine the decisions and actions we take. The same holds true when it comes to investing, and this is why it is...read more

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