27 April, 2020 Financial Planning

Money Dates 2020

This infographic highlights important deadlines, such as income tax returns and CPP and OAS benefit payment dates. Helping you to keep track of these critical dates....

23 April, 2020 Retirement

Lower 2020 RRIF Withdrawals Give New Flexibility to Retirees

As part of its Economic Response Plan to the COVID-19 crisis, the federal government lowered the required minimum withdrawals from Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) and Life Income Funds (LIFs) by 25% for 2020....

22 April, 2020

Investing in Volatile Markets: Be Comfortable With the Uncomfortable

Risk is an abstract thing, It’s defined as the possibility of something bad happening. Risk involves uncertainty about the effects and implications of an activity, especially when it concerns something we value (such as health, well-being, wealth, property...

16 April, 2020

Our Perspective: The World After Coronavirus

In this three-minute video, Counsel’s Chief Investment Strategist, Rana Chauhan, discusses the world after Coronavirus. He explains that although this crisis will hurt many companies, there are industries that will survive and actually thrive....

15 April, 2020

Looking Beyond the Current Crisis

At some point last week, this quote by Jimmy Chin appeared on my Instagram feed. Jimmy Chin is one of the professional athletes, rock climbers and adventurers that I follow, and he is uniquely qualified to assert that how you weather storms matter most...

08 April, 2020

Embrace Obstacles as Opportunities

My week started with the following family conversation. Me: Hi Dad (I call my in-laws Mom and Dad out of respect), Happy Birthday! Dad: Thanks. You know I lost $300,000 last week. Me: Yes Dad, we talked about this last week. I know it is a lot of money...