The You First Blog

How Much is Too Much Equity?

September 29, 2016
Financial Planning
Odette Morin

When you come in for your annual review meeting, we tell you that you have 80% equity and – in some cases – you get concerned. Is that too much to be investing in the stock market, you ask? Shouldn’t you have more of safer fixed income especially as you get closer to retirement? These are… Read More

All eyes are on Janet Yellen, Chair of the US Federal Reserve, these days to try to anticipate where interest rates will go. For the United States, the talk is all about when and how high, not if.  In Canada, it is a different story. Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz, reiterated that rates are… Read More

It’s just plain risky and foolhardy to go on a trip without travel insurance.  Travel health insurance is as essential as your suitcase and your airplane ticket.  The Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada (THIA) had KPMG conduct a national survey of Canadians about their travel habits and their understanding of provincial health coverage. Only… Read More