The You First Blog

This is the time of year when temperatures drop, but hearts seem to get warmer. It’s a time when thoughts turn to dinners, decorating and festivities with family and friends. It’s also a time when our thoughts turn to sharing with others less fortunate. Generally, this isn’t the time when our thoughts turn to taxes… Read More

In a surprise move, the Federal Reserve has decided to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy because the job market has shown steady improvement. The Fed will trim its $85 billion a month in bond purchases by $10 billion starting in January. The shift could lead to higher long-term borrowing rates for individuals and… Read More

Weekly Update

December 17, 2013
Financial Planning, Weekly Update
Terry Broaders

“There Is No Death, Only A Change of Worlds” -Chief Seattle   Slow Day In The Markets The Toronto stock market closed little changed Friday with buyers not inclined to do much on hopes that a meeting of the Federal Reserve next week will provide clarity on whether the central bank is set to start… Read More

“It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done” -Nelson Mandela   Markets Close Higher North American stock markets registered solid gains Friday amid stronger than expected employment reports in Canada and the United States. The S&P/TSX composite index ran up 80 points to 13,281 as Statistics Canada reported that the economy added 21,600 jobs during November;… Read More